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Subject: Re: Arena 1.0 / Ruffian 2.0 ... information!

Author: Josť Carlos

Date: 03:41:19 11/21/03

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On November 21, 2003 at 06:27:28, Frank Quisinsky wrote:

>On November 21, 2003 at 06:22:40, Josť Carlos wrote:
>>On November 21, 2003 at 05:50:42, Frank Quisinsky wrote:
>>>Hi there,
>>>Our freeware Arena 1.0 is next week Thuesday / Wednesday available.
>>>New options:
>>>- Engine Blunder Check
>>>- Opening book options
>>>- Swiss system
>>>- And all the time Martin work on bugfixes
>>>In combination with Arena 1.0 is Ruffian 2.0 by Per-Ola Valfridsson available as
>>>commercial product around 08th December 2003.
>>>Distribution by "Schach Niggemann", Germany!
>>>Information page:
>>>Arena by Martin Blume:
>>>Gladiators can try the strongest free available WinBoard / UCI Engine Ruffian
>>>(included in the Freeware Arena Setup versions).
>>>I believe (in my opinion) Ruffian 2.0 is around 100 ELO stronger as the Freeware
>>>version 1.01 or ~ 75 ELO stronger as the Freeware version 1.05 with longer time
>>>controls. With shorter time controls I believe 75 ELO stronger (or a little bit
>>>more) as the Freeware version 1.01 and ~ 50 ELO stronger (or a little bit more)
>>>as the Freeware version 1.05. SSDF will test the new version soon and I am sure
>>>Gladiators too.
>>>Available is a Linux version too (the world strongest Linux Chess Engine) and
>>>different very good opening books. Available on this CD-ROM is the Leiden
>>>version of Ruffian (Ruffian won the tournament in Leiden 2003) too. Possible
>>>that a third Ruffian engine is avialalbe on the CD-Rom.
>>>Produced by Frank Quisinsky!
>>  How do you set the initial ranking for a swiss tournament in Arena? I've been
>>searching for an anwser in the help files with no luck. Also I don't find
>>anywhere in the engines properties to set an ELO or something like that.
>>  Josť C.
>Hi Jose,
>you must pick up engines for a engine tournament.
>You pick up Ruffian 2.0 on first position the ranking is 1!
>You pick up Ruffian 1.05 on second position the ranking is 2!
>You pick up Ruffian 1.01 on third position the ranking is 3!

  I tried this, but the pairings were weird to me. I'll try again doing the
pairings myself and comparing.

>Why you will set an ELO.

  Because in human swiss system tournaments you get your ranking position
according to your ELO.

>Arena have ELOstat support (more or less a PlugIn).

  Yes, but that's different. I don't want to calculate an ELO, just to stablish
an initial ranking (you answered this question in the first place so no need for
an ELO ranking anymore).

>You can give your ELO in newer Beta versions for get your own
>Gladiator logo (nice new possibility) :-)
>Have fun with Arena!
>(Better is to ask in our support forum, other Arena users can read it and if the
>question comes as second time I have a directly answer with link).

  I think that if this forum is good enough to post the commercial advertisment,
it's also good enough to answer questions. Also my german is not very good, and
Arena forum is mostly in german. Also this forum is about computer chess, so I'm
sure many posters here are familiar with Arena.
  My sincere congratulations to Martin Blume for this excellent piece of
  And thank you Frank for answering my question.

  Josť C.

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