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How to make own opening book for chess engine?

I am currently working on a chess engine in java. I am using mini max algorithm with alpha beta pruning to select the best move. However it is inefficient to use the algorithm for selecting opening ...
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Automatically annotating the beginning of my games

I play chess online and use an engine to review the game afterwards. This works well when I get out of the opening, but under my current configuration (Raptor GUI running StockFish) I don't get great ...
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Javascript based Chess engine

In one of my previous questions I asked about comparison of the strongest chess engines and got a really good answer. While there are little or no doubts that chess engines are stronger than humans, I ...
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Chess engine with API

I am looking for a chess engine which provides a normal API which I can use with some high level programming language like C# or python. I went through the list of leaders (Houdini, Komodo, Stockfish ...
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How do engines read PGN?

I'm writing a small chess engine in LISP. I was trying to read some PGN file, at first it seemed like a piece of cake. But then I realized something. Most of the PGN files, don't tell which is white ...
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Is it possible to download a big txt file containing many openings?

I am creating a small chess engine for a CS class, nothing serious, i need to read the openings from a txt file or any format, i can go to websites like chessgames.com and download individual games, ...
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How to convert PGN moves to long algebraic notation (in python)?

I want to read a PGN file and then advance to a certain move number, and feed that to an UCI engine. Turns out engines work using long algebraic notation, and PGNs are in short algebraic. What is an ...
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Chess engines' .dll files usable in C# projects [closed]

Are there any free/paid chess engine .dll files that could be used in a C# project as a reference?
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Is there a USCF API?

A while ago there was a site made by NM Jonathan Hilton's father that did some analytics on player's USCF rating histories. I thought it was a pretty good site, but it disappeared. There are still ...
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Programming chess engine [closed]

I'm a Java programmer, particularly an Android developer. I'm also a good chess player. My question is where do I start if I want to program a chess engine, may or may not be from scratch. Later I ...
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Which is the most CPU efficient chess engine?

I am learning artificial intelligence and chess programming. I want to analyze the architecture/read code for existing chess engines. But I am confused between multiple choices. There are several free ...
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Open source chess playing or pgn viewing libraries

Is anyone familiar with any open source chess libraries in any language that can do any of the following: parse PGNs and/or FENs calculate valid chess moves based on position process an entire chess ...