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Subject: Exiciting Aristarch

Author: Sune Larsson

Date: 06:00:11 08/05/02


Just released is the free UCI engine Aristarch 4.4.
It looks like the author, Stefan Zipproth from Germany,
has managed a major breakthrough. All tests point to a
huge improvement since version 3.968 - maybe even upto
200 ELO. Here are some results from tests in Germany:


Aristarch 4.4 - Gandalf 5.1      11-9
Aristarch 4.4 - Crafty 18.15     10.5-9.5
Aristarch 4.4 - Little Goliath   12-8


The author verfies in his readme file that "the current
version scores a bit better than Crafty 18.13." The playing
style can be configured through 23 different UCI parameters.
First thing I noted was that Aristarch likes to play King's Indian
as black! Here's the link for download:

http://www.zipproth.com/chess/

Sune



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