Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chess960 & Double Chess960 for Winboard


Here is a modification of the wonderful Winboard software that I slightly modified to be more useful as a dedicated Chess960 application for single player verses engine training exercises. It includes a modified version of the latest Stockfish engine that plays better Chess960 openings.

A big thanks goes to the developers of Winboard and Stockfish, who have made their code open source for the rest of us to enjoy. I update the code from time to time with new ideas, so check back for the latest version.

Winboard-960 can be downloaded here:
For information on the Stockfish960Trainer engine, click *here*





Credits:

 * Winboard Copyright 1991 by Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard,
 * Massachusetts.
 *
 * Enhancements Copyright 1992-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
 * 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 *
 * Enhancements Copyright 2005 Alessandro Scotti
 *
 * XBoard borrows its colors and the bitmaps.xchess bitmap set from XChess,
 * which was written and is copyrighted by Wayne Christopher.
 *
 * The following terms apply to Digital Equipment Corporation's copyright
 * interest in XBoard:
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 *
 * Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
 * documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted,
 * provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
 * both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
 * supporting documentation, and that the name of Digital not be
 * used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the
 * software without specific, written prior permission.
 *
 * DIGITAL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING
 * ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL
 * DIGITAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR
 * ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS,
 * WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION,
 * ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS
 * SOFTWARE.
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 *
 * The following terms apply to the enhanced version of XBoard
 * distributed by the Free Software Foundation:
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 *
 * GNU XBoard is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
 * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 * the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at
 * your option) any later version.
 *
 * GNU XBoard is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
 * WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
 * General Public License for more details.
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 * along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/

Stockfish, a UCI chess playing engine derived from Glaurung 2.1
  Copyright (C) 2004-2008 Tord Romstad (Glaurung author)
  Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Marco Costalba, Joona Kiiski, Tord Romstad

GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE

Enjoy 960

4 comments:

  1. Stockfish engine recompiled and updated to latest build 20/5/2013.

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  2. Stockfish engine recompiled and updated to latest build.

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  3. big thank for you enthusiasm!

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  4. Stockfish engine recompiled and updated to latest Stockfish 4.0. It is modified to play better Chess960 on lower skill levels.

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