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Questions tagged [houdini]

A strong commercial chess engine.

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Regarding Chessbase softwares

I have bought Houdini 6 pro ( chessbase version ), for the primary purpose of practising by playing games against Houdini 6 pro (and other engines I own) I cannot figure out how to play a game against ...
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Confused about ChessBase

I'm really confused about the differences between the products that ChessBase offers. For example, on the website, Deep Fritz is said to be an engine. But after a bit of research, it turned out that ...
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What happened in this shootout from Houdini?

What happened in this shoouout from Houdini ? Why did the program take so long to mate with the queen and why did it make such unlogical moves. Considering the valuations, I conjecture that the ...
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Can a human defeat an engine in a 10-game match if he is given the White pieces and draw odds in every game?

What would happen in a 10-game match between one of the strongest human player (Carlsen, Caruana, Aronian, Kramnik or Anand) and one of the strongest engine (Komodo, Stockfish or Houdini), but with ...
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Since each engine has its own style of play… which engines are more positional/strategic and which engines are more sharp/tactical?

I’ve heard that each engine has its own style of play. Some are more positional and strategic, while others are more sharp and tactical. And so my question is: could you roughly sort the following ...
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How do I use the “Mate Search” function of either Houdini 3 Pro x64 or Fritz 12? It doesn’t seem to work…

The “Mate Search” function of my two chess engines, Houdini 3 Pro x64 and Fritz 12, does not work. I click on “Levels” and then on “Mate Search”. Then a small “Mate Search” window pops up. When I ...
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What are the scales of the numerical evaluations of the strongest engines based on?

Different engines have different scales for their numerical evaluations (for example, Houdini's evaluations are usually much lower than Stockfish's evaluations). This is because different engines use ...
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What relative point values of pieces do engines use?

Humans use: Pawn = 1 Knight = 3 Bishop = 3 Rook = 5 Queen = 9.5 Bishop pair = +0.5 But I would like to know what relative point values do engines use (preferably strong engines, like Stockfish, ...
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Is my engine working properly?

I noticed that when I put my Houdini 3 Pro x64 in the "Infinite Analysis" mode, he tends to use a lot of time to evaluate the bad moves... Sometimes he even uses like 30 seconds on the first 10 best ...
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Strategy on castle (short or long)

As we know, we usually doing castle to move king to (assumed) safe place. But when we play short castle or long castle since my chess engine (Houdini) seems to prefer short castle when I play against ...
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How to use Houdini with SCID on Mac OS?

I have recently moved to a Mac. Immediately I've installed Scid (looks very nice on the Mac) but I couldn't find a way to use my Houdini as a chess engine. Supposedly, it should run with Wine, but I ...
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Endgame KNN-k chess puzzle checkmate

[FEN "8/8/8/4N3/4N3/4K3/8/4k3 - - - 0 0 "] Hi All, I have problem like this, when I played chess puzzle as you can see, logically, there are position to make checkmate to Black King, but till now, I ...
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Kind of popular variation in Tournament

I am just an ordinary chess player who does not know about Chess Tournament even just a little thing, as I saw at my Houdini vs my Houdini at Tournament level in 5 minutes (and now I still testing in ...