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The Best Chess Engines for PC: Download and Play Like a Pro



Hello everyone, I was wondering how do you download Stockfish from Windows. Currently, I have Windows 8 but when I download, I have to go through all these really confusing files and documents. Can someone please help me out. I would really appreciate it, Thanks.




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If you're looking for the site to download the file from, the latest development versions can be found here. The latest official versions can be found here. I don't have Windows 8. (Nor do I want it, from what I've read about it.) However, I don't know what you mean when you say you have to "go through all of these really confusing files and documents." You just need to download the file and note where (the folder) the file is being saved on your hard drive. After it's downloaded if you don't know where it is, you could always do a search for it, assuming you know how to search for files with Windows 8.If you downloaded it and you don't know where it is or how to search for it, you need to take a class or spend some time learning to use use your operating system.


I downloaded stockfish for Windows 7 but I found it too complicated so I gave up after about two hours trying to get it to work. I ended up downloading Houdini. Although it did set me back a few dollars I found it easier to install and use than Stockfish.


For smartphones, look for "Droidfish" in Google Play, etc. to get Stockfish 8 in what most of us think is the best chess app. Also, there's Chess by cvncs at Google Play -I don't know if there's an Apple version- that has 38,000 chess problems/puzzles in various grades of difficulty and also will let two people play each other by Bluetooth, WiFi, or Online.


I downloaded Stockfish DD (64-bit) and set it to 8 processors after 1.e4,e5 2.f4,exf4 3.Nf3,d6! and it evaluates the position as -.25 = at 7500 Kn/s after about 20 minutes, which is a bit too optimistic (or anything under at least -1.00) for white.


Well, despite being down a pawn, the evaluation SHOULD certainly be something less than 1.00, as White already has some compensation for the sacrificed material.It's White's move, he already has one piece developed and is about to further overtake Black in devevelopment by developing another. He's two moves away from castling and upon doing so will develop his KR by putting it on the half open f file.Whether all of this compensation is worth a full pawn or not has been debated for more than two hundred years... that's the King's Gambit for you. Other engine evaluations for that same position, some of which you're not going to like, since some are even more optimistic:Komodo 6: 23 [-0.03] 4.Bc4 Be7 5.O-O Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxe4 7.Nxe4 d5 8.Bxd5 Qxd5 9.d3 O-O 10.Bxf4 Bf5 11.Nc3 Qd8 12.Qe2 Nc6 13.Qf2 b6 14.Rae1 f6 15.Be3 Qd7 16.Qh4 Bg4 17.h3 (158.37)Bouquet 1.8: 21 [-0.12] 4.Qe2 c5 5.d4 cxd4 6.Bxf4 Nc6 7.Nbd2 Nf6 8.Nb3 Be7 9.O-O-O O-O 10.Nbxd4 Nxd4 11.Rxd4 Qa5 12.Kb1 Be6 13.a3 Rac8 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.Bxb5 a6 16.Be2 (176.91)Critter 1.6a: 22 [-0.16] 4.Qe2 g5 5.Qb5+ Nc6 6.Qxg5 Qxg5 7.Nxg5 Bh6 8.h4 f6 9.Nf3 f5 10.Nc3 fxe4 11.Nxe4 Nge7 12.Nf6+ Kf7 13.Ne4 Re8 14.Kd1 Bf5 15.Neg5+ Bxg5 16.Bc4+ d5 17.Nxg5+ Kg7 (71.98)Houdini 3: 22 [-0.26] 4.Qe2 g5 5.Qb5+ Nc6 6.Qxg5 Qxg5 7.Nxg5 Bh6 8.h4 f6 9.Nf3 f5 10.Nc3 fxe4 11.Nxe4 Nge7 12.c3 Bf5 13.d3 O-O-O 14.Be2 Nd5 15.Nfg5 Rhf8 16.O-O Rde8 17.Bh5 Re7 18.c4 (129.14)Deep Rypka 4.1: 20 [-0.33] 4.Bc4 h6 5.h4 Nf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.d4 b5 8.Bd3 Nh5 9.Ne2 g5 10.d5 a6 11.hxg5 hxg5 12.a4 b4 13.Qd2 c5 14.c3 a5 (347.10)Naum 4.2: 19 [-0.34] 4.Bc4 h6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.h4 Nf6 7.d4 Nh5 8.Nd5 Be6 9.Nxf4 Bxc4 10.Nxh5 Qe7 11.Kf2 O-O-O 12.b3 Ba6 13.Re1 (139.79)


@Ed, thanks for the list. Although I don't think Crafty is among the top 10 free engines, I'm glad you included it. I've always had a soft spot in my head...um, I mean in my heart for Crafty. I can't tell you why, exactly.


Ah! Thanks for the info about version 23.8. I edited my original post.Notice I didn't say the top 10 strongest engines. Crafty should be a part of everyone's collection regardless of its strength. I believe that none of the other engines would be as strong as they are today if it weren't for Crafty.


You can use engines at the strong settings to help you identify the tactical parts of completed games. When going over games, you get more out of the study if you try to analyze the game yourself first (without the engine), then only later use the engine to spot the tactics.


Arena is a free Graphical User Interface (GUI) for chess. Arena helps you in analyzing and playing games as well as in testing chess engines. It runs on Linux or Windows. Arena is compatible to UCI and Winboard protocols. Furthermore, Arena supports Chess960, DGT electronic chess boards & DGT clocks and much more.


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You can download specifications explaining how in Shredder the chess user-interface communicates with the chess engine. UCI stands for Universal Chess Interface. This download is already included in the Shredder chess download.Start Download


Here is FREE chess software that helps you play, study games, print diagrams, and accomplish many other things to study or enjoy chess. There are links to the software websites so you can read more about them and download them directly.


Download and try Shredder 10 Chess Software. This powerful software leads rating lists and is one of the best chess programs for PCs. Powerful chess play with easy handling - adjust to any playing strength. Coach alerts your mistakes and helps you improve! It's a trial version.


FREE chess database application and PGN reader for Windows 10. Analyze your games using the very strong Stockfish chess engine (rated 3350+). It's an easy to use, intuitive interface designed for viewing and analyzing games. Play over and analyze the games in ".pgn" files downloaded from the web. Automatically add Stockfish variations and annotations to your games. Export and print your games in PDF file format. Visit the project website for more details. Two sample ".pgn" files are included in the download folder, these are "Annotated_Games.pgn" containing 80 deeply annotated games. "Kasparovs_Games.pgn" - Containing 1,798 of Kasparov's games.Visit the project website to download thousands of games in PGN file format.Including 950+ annotated games and every world championship game ever played.


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Shane's Chess Information Database is an open source UNIX, Windows, Linux, and Mac application for viewing and maintaining huge databases of chess games. It has features comparable to popular commercial chess software.


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Then along came Deep Mind, who poured in their resources and built a world-beating engine that learned the game itself within 24 hours. Naturally, there were plenty of special conditions in play, such as having access to thousands of incredibly powerful processors to help develop its ability in such a short time, but they did it. Consider that if Murray Campbell and Co. had thought that just piling in special hardware would somehow solve chess for them in 24 hours, they would have done it. Deep Blue had a system performance of 12 GFLOPS, while the horsepower DeepMind used easily exceeded 40 million GLOPS.


The new Alpha Zero chess program lead to an astounding media frenzy, and just as much controversy in the chess world. Much was made about the conditions of the match against a 64-thread version of Stockfish used to test its strength, but this was to completely overlook the important aspect of it all: a new world-class engine, using a completely new method and technique, had been developed in 24 hours. What was more, anyone was invited to make their own.


But some programmers took up the challenge, and after developing a Go program, Leela Zero, the strongest one publicly available now, based on community effort and contributions, it has been transferred to chess.


I then tried another engine, Delphil 3.2 (rated 2494) with the same 10-minute conditions, and stopped it after 20 games with Leela bullying it 15-4. What on earth was going on?? I never heard of an engine compensating hundreds of Elo of tactical gaps with pure positional play. That is a human thing, not a machine. Eventually, it found its match with Nebula, a 2700+ engine with a 14-14 score, enough to suggest this is about where it stands.


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