Saturday, February 8, 2020

Version 11.17: update of Honey and Stockfish

This update mainly contains the upgrade of two of the main engines:
  • Honey formerly McCain, which is the default tutor used by the program, now updated to version XI. The author is Michael Byrne (link)
  • Stockfish, version 11 (link)
There are some bugs fixed thanks to LinuxOnTheDesktop and others....

Downloads : 
  • Update, from Information menu, Search for updates

18 comments:

  1. Thanks Lucas, much appreciated.

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  2. Hello, just wanted to let you know that I created a tutorial on lucas chess game analysis. http://hub.me/anitJ, thought you might want to list it under the docs on the other website. https://lucaschess.pythonanywhere.com/docs
    Thanks for everything you've done!

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    1. Done.
      Thank you very much, very good article.
      The link I have included: https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/Chess-Game-analysis

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    2. Thank you very much! I hope that people can learn a lot from this article.

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  3. Thank you Lucas! Does this version include the upgraded Python?
    I was thinking of using the analyzed game files(.pks) for training. So after analysis you click train and you go through the moves and Lucas tells you to try again until you get the move from the analysis. You can also ask for hint or solution if you can't get it. This reduces the overhead and time because you don't have to invoke an engine every time you train (done during the analysis).

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    1. The change to version 3.7 involves major changes in code, also makes the program incompatible with Windows XP.
      I am working on a new version, incompatible with this one with python 3.7 and also jumping to the new version of the graphics library (QT5). In GitHub a portable version can be downloaded but only for tests as it has many errors.

      I take into account your suggestion. I have been thinking for some time about creating a database of analyzed positions, usable in these cases.

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    2. That's what I was thinking about also. So I have created a database called training and when I analyze games (.pks) I save them to the database. In the database you have Play Against A Game and I use that but then a default engine re-evaluates the positions live. This is where we can just use some simple code to compare your move to the best move from the original analysis. You already my the structure setup. Your App is really a help to me and I'm sure to others as well. Thank you very much Lucas!

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  4. Thank you, the article is interesting. I will give links to it to friends and subscribers of chess sites.
    How to Analyze Your Chess Game Using Lucas Chess
    Link: https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/Chess-Game-analysis

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  5. Is it compatible with Android?? This version?

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  6. Please support Millennium Chessgenius board...please, I'm still hoping. Thanks, Harry

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    1. And can you launch lc0 CUDA on the command line ?

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    2. I have enabled engine logs (options-Configuration-Engines.Save...) and in the logs (UsrData/EngineLogs) :

      error No CUDA driver, or one older than the CUDA library

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