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I've decided to start a new chess engine with completely different board and move generation structures.
Alpha 22 release won't be for a while
Work on Witz is stagnating becase of a lot of work load from college and other buisness. Nevertheless I will certainly work on it as time allows. Expect a release no later than 4 months.
Tournament Book 1.1 Released
A much better opening book made from many top quality games. Much thanks to IM Gaston to provide the pgn file.
Huge bug in Alpha21
I found a terrible mistake in the eval tuning. Witz goes for bad pawn structures because I have the piece square tables for bad pawns as positive scores instead of negative scores! I fixed this and re-upload a new A21 with a better config file.
A hurried release before spring break.
Slacking on Witz
I have hardly had time to work on Witz, but I will try to be more active now. Except a release in 1-2 weeks.
Added a tournament book to the downloads page.
You can find Alpha 20 now on the downloads page!
Redirected effort for improvements in strength to improvements in features for Alpha20.
A lot of new features and a big increase in playing strength.
Witz Alpha 19 should come out by Monday with a substantial improvement in playing strength.
Pawn evaluation, Kingsafety Scaling, and Killer Moves have been added to this version. I was not able to put in endgame knowledge before the release date so Witz might be a little weaker here than in middle game. The evaluation is not very well tuned, but it is possible to tune it with the configuration file.
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Tournament Book 1.1
All downloads for previous versions can be found at the sourceforge project page.
You will need an interface to play with Witz. Screenshots of Witz under the following interfaces can be found here.
An extended list of interfaces can be found here.
Arena is perfect for using chess engines and it has many excellent features. Witz is tested on this interface.
Here is the original Winboard interface. It has decent graphics, supports play on online servers, and can read and write from PGN files. This interface is favorite among many seasoned players.
Note: Setting up a chess engine on this interface is a bit more difficult than setting one up on most other interfaces.
- Scotti's Winboard
Alessandro Scotti's enhancement to the original Winboard/Xboard. Witz is also tested under this interface.
This is a small interface for the Witz chess engine. It can also be used as a database manager and can read and write in PGN format.
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