HAL9000

HAL9000
"It just isn't conceivable that you can design a program strong enough to beat players like me."

August 20, 2017

Rapidroid to be updated by the end of August

It's coming on 31st of August: With 130 engines and approx 22000 games, of which ~65% are replayed.

If you wanna hear about the top, no big change expected: Stockfish 8 will lead, tailed by Komodo 11.01, Chiron, Critter and Gull...

Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.08.20.ACH

It's newer than the latest build available just posted today. Sent by Alexei Chernakoff about two hours ago!

GET Stockfish 8.0.2017.08.20.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

New Android UCI engine: armFish 2017.08.XX

Androiders, especially the users of ARM cpu's must thank Lyudmil Antonov for making the mighty assembly port of Stockfish available for arm cpu's. Assembly builds must run the fastest possible by definition, even faster than Cfish.

It was indeed a hard task bearing in mind that even porting C++ code to Android requires a lot of knowledge about the software to be used to compile and also a good practice of several Windows and Android libraries.

Working with assembly code is even more difficult because of the primitive level of the language.  It's the least human environment for a programmer. The only reason to prefer the native assembly can be nothing but speed, which is the exact case of a chess engine. Congrats to LA for succeeding in this insane mission!

There are many builds LA released so far. You can find links to each of them below. The recent ones come with Syzygy tablebase support as well. Yummy!

The only bad news about armFish is that the builds are made for arm8 64-bit devices only.

GET armFish 2017.08.04.LA for arm8
GET armFish 2017.08.06.LA for arm8
GET armFish 2017.08.08.LA for arm8
GET armFish 2017.08.14.LA for arm8
GET armFish 2017.08.19.LA for arm8

Android UCI engine update: Cfish 2017.08.19.ACH

This is latest available for Android at the time of posting. Enjoy two versions: Deafult and Black Magic. I don't know the difference and probably i won't have time to discover.

GET Cfish 2017.08.19.ACH for arm7 and arm8
GET Cfish 2017.08.19-BM.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Cichess 1.8.20170812.ACH

Two different builds of Cichess compiled by Alexei.

GET Cichess 1.8.20170812.ACH for arm7 and arm8
GET Cichess 1.8a.20170812.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Aristides 2.0a.ACH

Aristides is one of the strongest Stockfish derivative according to blitz tourneys between derivatives. Thanks to Alexei for bringing a recent version to Android.

Aristides is a C port of the Stockfish chess engine, forked from Cfish by Michael Byrne. It includes play by UCI_LimitStrength (play by ELO rating), UCI Move Delay, Fast Play when mate is found, Study option (from Matefinder), Hide Info (some information output may be skipped to reduce output) and various search tweaks.

GET Aristides 2.0a.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.08.18.ACH

The latest build available as of today comes from Alexei Chernakoff.

GET Stockfish 8.0.2017.08.18.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble downloading from your PC, use your mobile device or refer to THIS POST.