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Questions tagged [engines]

An engine is any machine or computer program that plays chess.

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Compiling asmFish on macOS

I have been able to make a custom build of asmFish on Linux, however I have been unable to do so on macOS. I've seen a Mac version of the FASM compiler on the internet. However when I tried using it ...
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Is there an online chess evaluation engine with a REST API?

Is there an online chess evaluation engine with a REST API? I'd like to be able to send a game or position (with castling ability presumably) to a simple REST API and get back the positional ...
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Collecting principal variations during search and using them in ordering?

In an Alpha Beta search (Negamax framework), how does one collect principal variations to use in move ordering and how does one use them, without using a transposition table? And would it be different ...
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An objective measure of the difference in strength between top programs and top human players in the four most popular forms of chess?

Is there an objective measure of the superiority (or otherwise) that the strongest computer programs enjoy over the strongest human players which can be compared across the four main forms of chess, ...
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How to play against an engine using Babaschess

I want to play against the computer using some engine with the Babaschess program (most used interface program in FICS). I want different levels of strength if possible. In this link they talk about ...