Sunday, January 17, 2016

Future version 10 step 08: Irina

  • New chess engine, Irina v. 0.11 and an aproximated elo of 1200, it includes program beginners personalities: Monkey, Lion, .... Irina is a weak adaptation of chess engine Winglet of Stef Luijten.
  • Updated Norman Pollock openings to tournaments of engines. link
  • Bug fixed(?): When the mouse is on the board the scroll works opposite (Teddy, jojoB)
  • Transsiberian training, changed tactics of level 0, now are from UNED chess school.
  • Added Steven as a new personality to beginners.
  • Added Irina personalities to engine selection in Play against any engine.
  • Added Lucas-elo engines to engine selection in Play against any engine.

08a: bugs fixed reported by jojoB.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Future version 10 step 07: some bugs fixed

  • Engines:
    • Stockfish updated to version 7
    • Cheng updated to version 4.39
  • Initial puzzle allows now to continue solving (Remes).
  • Bugs fixed:
    • Engines, error in STS copy
    • Lucas-elo, don´t works

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Future version 10 step 06: tactics by UNED chess school and some expeditions

Latest developments:

  • Tactics by UNED chess school, included in Training positions and Learn tactics by repetition. Thanks to Juan Carlos Antón, head of UNED chess school that allows to include the positions in the program. Link to sources 
  • Scanner of positions, added support to flipped boards.

  • New option in Trainings: Long-term trainings, it is included Training on a map, Transsiberian railway and 
    • Expeditions to the Everest:
      • The idea is to play against a collection of games, "Play like a GM" style. All moves are valued and compared with the move of player in the game.
      • There is a tolerance value, that is the maximum points can be lost, when this value is passed then user must repeat the game from beginning.
      • All games are divided in 12 sections, with different number of games and with different limits.
      • There is a maximum of repetitions of the same game, when this maximum is passed, then there is a return to the previous game in the active section.
      • Selecting the games, 30 tourney of all times are included, also can be selected an external pgn.
      • It is possible to select to a maximum of mid-moves (it can be useful to train an opening, by example).
      • Main window of this training includes an image of an hypothetical climbing to Everest, that is only an excuse to decorate the training (thanks to Jojo Bader for helping me in this regard)  

It is necessary to create an expedition

There are 30 tourneys to select.
You can also select a PGN file

The number of games is limitated from 12 to 500
The max number of moves (plies) in each game can be set