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ChessV: http://www.chessv.org/

ChessV is an open-source Universal Chess Program that currently plays over 60 chess variants and can be extended to play additional variants.

You can play against ChessV's built-in AI opponent, or you can use it as a graphical user-interface to play against other Winboard-compliant engines, such as Fairy-Max.

20 Dec 2009: Link updated. Old link was:
http://www.chessv.com/

21 Nov 2016: Link updated. Old link was:
http://samiam.org/chessv


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Author: Greg Strong.
Web page created: 2004-07-06. Web page last updated: 2016-11-21

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V. Reinhart Verified as V. Reinhart wrote on None

I just installed chessV and I already really like it a lot! It uploads quickly, and installed with no problems. It seems like an awesome program. I like how games are categorized, making it easy to find games, and includes an index with each game's history.  Great work! I'm gonna really enjoy using it!

(I also saw Aurelian's Enep on it too!)


 

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V. Reinhart Verified as V. Reinhart wrote on None

Thanks Greg,
I've already tried Fairy-Max, and I used it to estimate (or confirm) the value of a guard (Mann) by playing a few hundred (computer vs. computer) games. (For example playing games with an asymmetry of 2 guards against a bishop and a knight. I forgot the specific results but if anyone is interested i can dig it up easily)
 
I'm currently trying to setup a chess game with teams of Chess on an Infinite Plane at the chess.com website. I like the infinite board mainly because no software plays it yet. I know for sure all moves are from human play only.
(If anyone reads this and is interested please leave a comment.)
 
It won't be the same as "Kasparov versus the World" where 50,000 people participated. But help during the game from passers-by is allowed (joining one team or the other).
 
Thanks for your information. Once I finish some current games I'm in I definitely plan to try ChessV.
:)

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Greg Strong Verified as Greg Strong wrote on None

They are distinct programs.  Historically, chess "engines" have almost always been separate programs that run from a command prompt and communicate only by sending text in and out of the terminal.  The graphical user interface (GUI) is a separate program that provides a nice front-end to the engines and can control different engines because they communicate with standard protocols.

ChessV is a little different because it has an engine built-in, but starting with version 2.0 it can also control external engines, such as Fairy-Max, if they communicate with the XBoard/WinBoard protocol.  Note that most engines do not play chess variants, and even those that do will not support all the variants that ChessV does.

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V. Reinhart Verified as V. Reinhart wrote on None

OK, thanks for answering. In a few weeks I might try ChessV.

I noticed the package includes Fairy-Max. Does ChessV and Fairy-Max share any code, or are they distinct programs?

Regards, :)

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Greg Strong Verified as Greg Strong wrote on None

Unfortunately, I don't know of any such analysis, but it may exist.  I think Marseillais has been widely played.  Probably letting ChessV crank at it for an extended period is a reasonable place to start.

I have considered making a version of Cataclysm that has double-moves based on the restrictions of Extra Move Chess.

As an aside, ChessV doesn't do Extra Move Chess yet because of a couple of complications, the most notable being that the second move is optional and I have no user-interface for 'Pass' yet...

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