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This item is a computer program
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2008-07-31
 By H. G.  Muller. Fairy-Max: an AI for playing user-defined Chess variants. A chess engine configurable for playing a wide variety of chess variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
x-board user wrote on 2019-09-17 UTC

I use fairymax all the time, since I'm not a great player, but it's challenging enough that it's still hard to beat.  Unfortunately, it seemed to block indefinitely while talking to X-board.  I was curious what was happening since I'm interested in chess engines.  There is a large section on stream blocking, etc on the X-board site. I managed to fix the problem, and happy to report it played gnu-chess in a game on an ARM chromebook computer running the latest linux OS.

I pasted the resulting code here: