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

January 30, 2015

New Android XB engine: Beowulf 2.4.a.JA

Now, i'm quite sure Jim Ablett will not stop hunting free engines with source code, until all of them are compiled for Android, no matter how recent or obsolete their Windows versions are.

I barely remember Beowolf from the earliest chess engine years where automated tournaments were a true novelty in computer chess. The version 2.4a was released in 2006 and may reach 2200 ELO only on Android. Indeed, collection value overcomes playing strength this time.

Download Beowulf: HERE

PS: Just tested with Chess for Android. At 5 sec/move, it plays but uses too much time. Regarding Fischer clock, it plays instant moves. Unfortunately, Beowulf is not yet eligible for engine tournaments.

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