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

February 6, 2015

Weakest Android chess engine?

It's quite easy for all to find enough reports and tests about the strongest engines on Windows. Some claim Komodo and some others Stockfish. Regarding Android, we know Stockfish 6 official version almost certainly will climb on top, thanks to not so efficient Android port of Komodo.

But what about the deep bottom? It's kind of a competition in reverse direction. Up to now, i used to rate Simplex 0.98 as the weakest. Its Android compile looks much more degraded than other engines when compared to the PC version. Previous Rapidroid experiment had rated Simplex around 1000 ELO.

Now, a new king gets the crown. Olivechess showed up even weaker than Simplex after 10 games it played vs Chess for Android, Simplex, Jester, Pulse Chess and Virutor. No points at all.

I think after a couple of future rounds, Olive be navigating between 600-700. Please welcome the new king of "human friendly" engines.

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