I am looking for good and chess engine for endgame but unfortunately when I test engine with competitive chess players in online,it fails with calculation ability. Please recommend apart from fish family chess engines.Please note I have made ground search in google. thanks for your time

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    What's so bad about the fish engines?
    – Annatar
    Nov 21, 2017 at 15:01
  • @Annatar. I do not have any conflict with fish family.I love it. I use multiple chess engines in GUI so I already possess fish family thats why thanks for your time
    – user12419
    Nov 23, 2017 at 1:37

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Stockfish with Syzygy 6-man tablebase.

  • thanks for immediate answer.I am looking for engine apart from fish family.
    – user12419
    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:25
  • Houdini and Komodo with Syzygy 6-man tablebase... @Ram
    – SmallChess
    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:26
  • Thanks again for quick answer both are commercial any luck for free and open apart from fish family.
    – user12419
    Nov 21, 2017 at 11:28
  • @Ram: At least one of them offers older versions for free. Nov 28, 2017 at 11:02

Current top engines almost have no problems with endgames, with the exception of some fortresses, so either one of the best 3 will do just fine. Years ago it was possible to beat top chess engines even in simple pawn endgames, but not anymore. Tablebases improve engine play with a small amount of elos, depending on time control and the set used. 5-men would add +5-15 elos, 6-men up to 30, so this is still something, but nothing to marvel at. 7-men would do fine job, but still only commercially available.

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