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It was last modified on: 2015-12-11
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Home page of The Chess Variant Pages. Missing description[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2017-11-05 UTC

I sometimes organize computer tournaments for Chess variants, when there are enough engines that can play it. In the past I did this for Xiangqi, 10x8 Chess (with BN and RN), Knightmate, Spartan Chess. Then I broadcast all the games. There are also people that never tire of running engine tournaments for orthodox Chess, and they sometimes also want to broadcast. So part of my work in this area is the development of a generally useful system for doing such broadcasts: a GUI with integrated tournament manager for running the tournament, a broadcasting agent which would deposit the moves made by the participants on a web server in real time, and a web client to retrieve information from the server.

As I had already created a turn-based server and web client for playing  chess variants, this seemed a good starting point for the broadcasting as well, as it would automatically store all finished games. So that people who missed some of the games could call those up for viewing as well.

Next time I am going to do any broadcasting, it would most likely be for a Seirawan Chess tournament. Stockfish is being converted to play this, and I happen to have a private version of Komodo that does this too. And a version of Fruit that I converted myself (but is still a bit buggy). And publicly available engines for Seirawan Chess are Sigla, Sjaak II and of course my own Fairy-Max. And perhaps ChessV can play it? And Nebiyu? (Did not check either of those.) In any case, it seems there could be enough participants for an interesting tournament.