11h42 21  avril
New rofChade released: version 2.3
It’s getting harder and harder to make progress in rofChade but it looks like this version is stronger than 2.202 by 30 to 40 elo. Main focus areas for the coming version are tuning and multi threading. rofChade 2.3 can be downloaded under the tab Download and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac...
10h48 04  janvier
PeSTO: Piece Square Tables Only
Right now PeSTO is participating in the Qualification League of TCEC S17. PeSTO is an experimental chess engine in that it has only minimal chess knowledge in it’s evaluation and that it depends on the AB search as much as possible as opposed to the recent development of Neural Network engines...
10h25 20  septembre
New rofChade released: version 2.202
This release is mainly a bugfix of release 2.2, it also contains a LMR tweak which will add around 10 elo. The bug: When the search was pondering or in infinite analysis mode, sometimes the search would return a bestmove prematurely. This is not correct and some GUI’s can not cope with this bug...
16h18 06  septembre
New rofChade released: version 2.2
After a longer period of little activity I got a boost to develop a new rofChade version after trying a retune with the lichess-good set as discussed in the topic about Texel tuning viewtopic.php?f 7&t 71469#p807692, I got an elo increase of around 30 elo So thanks Fabian, Jon and Vivien for...
09h28 26  avril
New rofChade released: version 2.1
There is a new official release available of rofChade, version 2.1. Between version 2.0 and 2.1 multiple intermediate versions have been participating in different tournaments (TCEC, CCC, International GSEI web tournament, Swiss tournament and Graham’s Amateur Series). In addition to multiple...
17h41 20  décembre
New version with regular eval released: rofChade 2.0
A preliminary version of rofChade with regular evaluation terms has been participating in TCEC season 14, so it’s time to release an official version which is entitled version 2.0. Version is a slightly enhanced version compared to the one that was competing at TCEC. For more details see the...
14h03 16  décembre
TCEC Season 14, Div3 sixth place
During the Div4 tournament I had been experimenting with the search part of rofChade together with the added evaluation terms. Version 1.0 only had material and Piece Square Tables for evaluation, but with the added evaluation elements it seems that LMR reductions can be a more aggressive than...
TCEC Season 14, Div4 second place
Thanks to the great work of Graham Banks rofChade was able to participate in the TCEC Season 14 tournament. There was a small problem however, I was still in the middle of playing, testing and tuning of rofChade for the upcoming CSVN tournament, so there was not a rofChade version available and the...
18h46 15  décembre
Rofchade split 1st place at 12th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships
On October 20 21 2018 rofChade participated at the 12th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships, and finished 1st together with Komodo and Chiron. After 2 tie breaks, Komodo won the tournament, while rofChade finished 3th. The participating rofChade version was a preliminary version with...
18h13 11  septembre
First rating for Rofchade 1.0 at the CCRL 40 4 rating list: 2794
Last week the amazing guys of CCRL tested Rofchade 1.0 against multiple other chessengines, and it achieved an ELO rating of 2794 on the CCRL 40 4 rating list for the single threaded version, an amazing result considering Rofchade only uses piece square tables and material value for its evaluation...