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I am looking for a relatively up to date opening book for stockfish5 chess engine. I do not need it to be created by a stockfish team (only to work together with stockfish).

Up till now the only thing I was able to find is really old book (it was updated during the time of version 2).

Is there anything newer?

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    Stockfish uses an open Polyglot book format. A simple google for "Polyglot chess book" will returns interesting results. – SmallChess Dec 4 '14 at 23:41
  • @StudentT thank you. Did no know about polyglot format. Actually was not able to find a normal book based on similar to yours searches (the best one was 1.4Mb, whereas my old stockfish book is 5.8mb). – Salvador Dali Dec 5 '14 at 0:12
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    The best chess books are designed for the Chessbase and Hiarcs format. The largest Polyglot books are usually bundled with a chess engine. I don't want to search every engine site, but I have seen it. You could build your own book. It's easy, this way you can turn a 100GB database into a gigantic book. – SmallChess Dec 5 '14 at 0:19
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This github post has links to polyglot books; the Komodo book looks especially enticing to me: https://github.com/michaeldv/donna_opening_books

Direct link to Komodo downloads: http://komodochess.com/downloads.htm

  • These books are for Donna, not Stockfish – M.M Jul 26 '16 at 3:31
  • Actually, books (as long as the correct format is used) are cross compatible with any engine. So, Stockfish should be able to use it no problem. – TheHonestAtheist Jul 28 '16 at 12:47

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