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

May 15, 2017

Wanna weigh your fish? Get Stockfish Bench for Android!

It's all about a great utility written by Alexei which will come handy for all those in need of comparing the performance of the Stockfish engine across their devices and also against their PCs.

The usage is simple: Just GET THIS APK first, transfer it into your device and run it. A DOS-like command line interface will appear for you to enter a command using: bench [hash] [threads] [depth]. Simple, isn't it?
My trials on the "oldie but goldie" quadcore Exynos 4412 showed accurately 915K as expected, using the command like BENCH 128 4 13. Now it's time to repeat for yourself.
The app is using the Stockfish build dated 03-May-2017, so if you want to compare it to a PC engine make sure it's a build from the same date.

Android UCI engine update: Cfish 2017.05.12.ACH

The latest Cfish is recently ported to Android by Alexei, following the trend of the latest months with development builds raining almost every day.

If you ask me, i think it's somehow a waste of energy while many other engines are still not available for Android, ie: introducing Amoeba,  Booot, Carballo, ChessBrainVB, Minko, Octochess, updating Dirty, Laser, Nemorino, Senpai arm7.pgo, Toga 3 SMP...

But without any doubt, you also have the option to ask me nothing at all and to enjoy a few more ELOs. For this, GET Cfish 20170512.ACH for arm7

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

May 14, 2017

Stockfish dev't 2017.05.10 OEX installer by Javiolo

Javiolo has updated his Stockfish OEX installer app with recent builds made from source code of May,10th.

WHAT'S NEW (12-May-2017):
new release Stockfish 8 20170510 Open Exchange protocol
old release Stockfish 8 20170326
this chess engine app need a chess board, see app description
Now, this app has a layout
Other Stockfish derivatives
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.packs.chessenginesotherfishpack
for more engines see Chess Engines app

You can download Stockfish OEX installer PIE for modern devices from GOOGLE PLAY.

Note that owners old devices will have to wait a while for the same update to be implemented in the specific noPIE app.

You can also install these builds manually from this ARCHIVE, in case you don't need OEX feature or you wish to keep backups available after a future update of this app.

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

Chess Tournament 0.6.1 by Javiolo

Javiolo's new app is becoming a candidate to replace Chess for Android when it comes to play engine tournaments on a mobile device. The latest version is available for download at GOOGLE PLAY. So, test it with your tourneys and share your opinions with Javiolo on Google Play and with me here.

WHAT'S NEW (10-May-2017)
v0.6.1
- You can already buy the app. We hope you like it.

Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.05.08.ACH

In the absence of Jim Ablett and Aprijal Pasaribu, all porting efforts seem to be focused on daily updates of Stockfish and derivatives. The one in the subject is the fish code dated May,8th, ported to Android by Alexei. Enjoy!

GET Stockfish 2017.05.08.ACH for arm7

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

Android UCI engine update: Symphysodon 2017.05.09.ACH

It's the new version of Sym-phi-do-so... Cool but difficult to say! Simply said it's the Stockfish derivative by Jose Perez that i still don't know well. So, i'd prefer to share once again the short script by the author taken from a very old forum post:

"I must THANK those who are helping me to the project by testing the engine derived from SF and using it in different game servers, that I am only learning and that every day I hope to increase the strength to the engine and the speed / agility of search and to find an optimum point . I just started, I hope you do not demand that I be the number 1, it's just the beginning. Thank you."

Thanks go to Alexei Chernakoff for compiling the update.

GET Symphysodon 2017.05.09.ACH for arm7

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

Android UCI engine update: McBrain 2017.2.3.ACH

McBrain is a tweaked Stockfish, maintained by Micheal Byrne. You can read more about it HERE.
Michael Byrne
GET McBrain_2017.2.3.ACH for arm7

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