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

February 15, 2017

Android UCI engine update: Rodent II 0.9.68 Risky AP

Pawel Koziol's rat is back... I know it's risky to mess with it but you must take that risk. Thanks to Aprijal for bringing it to Android.

GET Rodent II 0.9.68 Risky for arm7 32-bit nopie
GET Rodent II 0.9.68 Risky for arm7 32-bit pie
GET Rodent II 0.9.68 Risky for arm8 64-bit

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Android UCI engine update: Cfish 2017.02.07.ACH

Alexei Chernakoff has compiled Cfish too after Stockfish development version. Once again, arm8 build delivers the same nps as the arm7 build, which is the sign of a compiler option misused or somehow missed because one would expect %30 boost from 32 to 64-bit.

Nevertheless, all builds work fine on my MTK6752. Alexei deserves our appreciation for his efforts.

GET Cfish 2017.02.07.ACH for arm7 nopie, arm7 pie and arm8 in a single 7z package.

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February 14, 2017

Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.02.11.ACH


Alexei Chernakoff's successful attempt to prepare engine builds for Android is good news for mobile chess fans, bearing in mind Jim Ablett's fruitful return which quickly turned to a long break and Aprijal Pasaribu's determined but time-limited passion for compiling.

Alexei's first choice of engine is not surprising at all. He began with a current development version of Stockfish. Although the arm8 binary seems not taking all the juice out of the 64-bit instructions, all his builds are working well with my devices so far and arm7 build performs fast enough to me.

Now all i have to say loudly is "Go Alexei Go!" because there are dozens of other engines waiting to be conqueered, indeed.

GET Stockfish 2017.02.11.ACH for arm7 nopie, arm7 pie and arm8 in a single 7z package

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Android UCI engine update: Ethereal 8.05

Ethereal steps forward on a long way toward the top... The author Andy Grant released a new version in the beginning of February. The Android build is in the package, as usual.

WHAT'S NEW v8.05 (2-Feb-2017):

Now storing static eval scores in the tranposition table
Bucketsize for table changed (4 -> 3) (still 256bits)
Using static eval score from table were possible
Now probing the table in QSearch

Tested under the name QTrans1 (AndyGrant/TestEngines)
Passed after 5470 games @ 5+.05s
WDL = (1895, 1855, 1720)
Delta = 11.1 +- 9.2 (Z = 1.96)

Tested under the name QTrans1 (AndyGrant/TestEngines)
Passed after 3440 games @ 60+.5s
WDL = (1062, 1460, 918)
Delta = 14.6 +- 11.6 (Z = 1.96)

GET Ethereal 8.05 for arm7 32-bit pie

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Android UCI engine update: Arasan 20.0.AP

The last version of Arasan comes with the following commit notification: "Use default member initializer for atomic flag (fixes clang warnings)" according to the author Jon Dart.

The Android port of this version came from Aprijal on 9th of February:
GET Arasan 20.0.AP for arm7 nopie
GET Arasan 20.0.AP for arm7 pie
GET Arasan 20.0.AP for arm8

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Android UCI engine update: Nayeem 2017.01.15.JV

This build of Cfish is bundled with Other (Stockfish) Engines app by Javier. In case you want to install it directly under your favorite GUI without using OEX functionality, you can use THIS binary prepared for arm7 pie devices.

Nayeem is a tweaked version of Stockfish. It can play slightly stronger than the original of the same in suitable time control settings.

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

Android UCI engine update: McBrain 2017.01.27.JV

This build of McBrain is bundled with Other (Stockfish) Engines app by Javier. In case you want to install it directly under your favorite GUI without using OEX functionality, you can use THIS binary prepared for arm7 pie devices.

McBrain is a tweaked version maintained by Micheal Byrne. Read more about it HERE.

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