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Questions about chess-related software, but not including chess-playing engines; there's a more specific tag for those questions, the [engines] tag.

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Why this Python code for a simple endgame yields wrong results?

I have a Python code as below for a trivial (for a human) endgame, but I'm unable to make it output correct results. I'm seeking for a fully optimal play by both player: the stronger player should try ...
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Where could I get the Torch Chess Game Installer for Windows 11?

The question: Where could I either buy or download Torch Chess Engine, please? This to install it on my ever offline Laptop. I do not like Stockfish, I prefer a more complex, nastier one, which thinks ...
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Chess.js -- How to access the various fields in .moves({ verbose: true})

I am an experienced Delphi programmer but totally new to JavaScript/TypeScript and I don't understand the structure of what is returned by .moves({ verbose: true}) and the appropriate JS/TS syntax to ...
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How to access high level tournament game data

I am currently in need of data from high level tournaments for a project and the data needs to include information like each individual move, the engine evaluation after each move, and the time ...
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Easily modifiable chess engine

I'm looking for a chess engine that I can (relatively) easily go into the source code, make some tweaks, recompile, and run the modified engine. Ideally, the source code would be well documented and ...
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Which Chess Engine is Most Preferred by Grandmasters for Analysis and Considered the Fastest and Best Currently?

As an avid chess player looking to improve my game, I am curious about the tools that top-level players, especially grandmasters, use for analysis. Specifically, I am interested in knowing which chess ...
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How to easily find out which games in pgn database were already analysed/processed

Which software (ideally free/open source (maybe Scid or Chessx) gives the possibility to easily see on the list of games (in PGN) which has: alternative moves or comments added? Basically what I need ...
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Transferring data from chess engine to statistical software

How do I extract data such as board configuration, engine evaluation, time spent per move etc from an engine into a statistical software package like stata? I am currently trying to investigate the ...
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Transposition table store/retrieval confusion

I am struggeling to get the transposition table aspect of my search algorithm right. These are the table functions: pub fn lookup(&self, hash: ZHash, depth: u32) -> Option<&...
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What are the Rules of Baroque chess?

I want to do an AI project implementing a Chess agent, so can anyone please let me know the Rules of Baroque chess?
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how to download pgn of a chess.com game by game ID programmatically

Every chess.com game has a game ID. For example https://www.chess.com/game/live/2485075845 2485075845 is the game ID. When you go to this URL it is possible to download the PGN by clicking the share ...
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Mate Solving or problem solving software

I have some positions in my games which engine analysis indicates that some lines (not the ones I played) lead to a checkmate in 6 or 7 or 10 moves. But normal engines are not reliable here so I use ...
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Lucas Chess Issues with Chess Openings

I am using Lucas Chess but its opening lines don't display appropriately. Here the engine doesn't show opening lines automatically. What opening book can I use with engine for preparation of absolute ...
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A different hashing algorithm for chess positions

This is not a question, it is a curious discovery I wanted to share The most common hashing algorithm in chess programming is, I believe, Zobrist hashing. However, I may have found a different way of ...
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What is the maximum theoretical (and practical) limit to an engines Elo? [duplicate]

If I'm not wrong, Chess #1 is at 2800 something, (Magnus) And the #1 Engine is Stockfish, with something of 3200-ish. What I'm asking that is there any theoretical limit to the elo? yes, I know, Elo ...
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Is there any program which I can use to train custom tactics puzzles?

Essentially, I would like to have the following features/workflow: I obtain a .pgn file with (puzzle) positions and moves (the solutions) I load that .pgn into the program and then solve (...
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I would like to make engine play specific openings

I would like to organize an engine tournament on Arena and restrict it only to one opening. How do I do that?
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Chess Tree Visualization Tool (no engine or database needed)

Looking for a Good Visualization Tool I am looking for a good tool to use for visualization of the game tree and for exploration of variations during correspondence games. The tool would need to ...
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How to implement Zobrist tables?

I am making a chess engine and trying to implement Zobrist tables into my engine. From what I've read, my understanding is that you first calculate the Zobrist hashcode, then get the modulo of the ...
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How to run perft with Stockfish in the terminal on a macbook?

I just got a Macbook and I'm attempting to build a chess engine, so I want to run the perft function on Stockfish to compare my perft results. When I was on PC, I was able to download the engine from ...
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Swiss pairings software ignoring colors?

I am looking for a tool that could manage a tournament and calculate the pairings (with Swiss or accelerated Swiss system) with an option to ignore black and white colors. This software, with the ...
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Tools to study positions with partial information?

TL;DR Is there a chess engine or other tools to study a "position" where the exact location of certain pieces is not known? From the following chess position, a plan could be to win the a2 ...
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Manual pairings in tournaments

I had recently participated in a tournament and I think there is some manual pairing hidden inside which causes my friend to play against me. Since my friend had a higher score, I had to give up and ...
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Best Repetoire Building Tools

I want to build an opening repertoire manually. what are the computer tools to do that?
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Scid Vs. PC | Using Stockfish on Linux [duplicate]

I have downloaded Stockfish 16 from their site at: https://stockfishchess.org/ Using the command line in linux (I'm a newb), I have compiled it in the 'src' folder. After this, the exec file appears ...
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Differences between normal chessbase and chessbase Steam

I just recently realised that the chessbase software is available on Steam, which would seem normal to me if it wasn't almost half the price compared to the version on the official website. I have ...
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Scid not registering multiple sub-variations

I am trying to save multiple lines in the same game, like the following: 1.e4 1..e5 (1..c5 2. Nf3 (2.Nc3)) 2.Nf3 However, when I try to do this, it is only allowing me to keep either 2.Nf3 or 2.Nc3 ...
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How to use Stockfish for the review feature on Chess com?

I really like the "Review" feature in Chess com, where there is a "virtual coach" explaining why a particular move is better than the other. But it requires a paid membership for ...
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What's the fastest way to detect blunders with an engine?

My main goal is to detect blunders in chess games. I wrote a python program that loads a large pgn database and then analyses the games. I did it by letting Stockfish go through every game and every ...
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Are there chess apps that allow users to record moves and do not include a chess engine?

I have seen chess apps that work as a chess clock. Are there chess apps that allow users to record moves and do not include a chess engine? The idea is to use the app during a chess tournament as a ...
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Visualizing the number of pieces attacking each square

Are there any software programs or tools available that can display the number of pieces attacking each square?
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How would I detect dead position in a tablebase?

I am programming a tablebase for fairy chess, and would like to conclude the game if mate cannot be reached in any way. I guess this has to be detected when the evaluation (win in... / loss in... / ...
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How do I create endgame tablebases?

What software can I use to create and verify endgame databases? I want to create my own tablebases from scratch on my PC - I'm specifically looking for open-source software that I can modify to ...
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How to turn the PGN of opening into a image?

Does anyone here knows how to turn a PGN, let's say for example 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 ( 2.c3 Nf6 ( 2...f6 3.Na3 ) 3.e5 Nd5 ) Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 ( 4.c3 ) g6 into an image? I preferably would like to put ...
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Program to merge chess opening polyglot database files with recalculation of weights

I have been trying to merge polyglot chess opening databases. When merging databases with existing programs, if any move in a position already exist in the first file, new moves from same position ...
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How can I automate finding games that had brilliant moves in it by a particular player on chess.com?

There's a feature on chess.com for highlighting brilliant moves. I have 30,000 games back to 2015 in one account before that statistics feature came online, and I'd love to hunt for any brilliant ...
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Extract evaluation data from Stockfish in Cpp

I am working on a chess player-rating system based on engine evaluations. As part of this I would like to extract evaluation data from Stockfish for the top 10 moves in a given set of positions. ...
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What is the Depth reached by chess-AI agents on a regular computer?

I'm looking for some reference for the number of lookahead steps typically used by chess agents (Stockfish / Leela Chess Zero / others?) From a quick search I found that: the answer depends on: ...
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Free best software for analyzing game in Windows 11 or Linux [duplicate]

I am not talking about Stockfish, Komodo or engine. I am talking about Software like Chess Arena. I was using the software, but I can't stay focused on it cause it doesn't have well defined GUI (doesn'...
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Editing (end)-game: how to move few pieces in accordance with a book to follow the solution to a problem

What is the most easy way to follow a dozen of moves from a book ? I would like to edit a particular position and then see what the solution in a book (in my case "100 endgames you must know"...
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Tournament Search In Chessbase Online

How do I search for games from a specific tournament in ChessBase Online? For example, to see games from the United States Championship, you have to search for "USA-ch". How would anyone ...
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Game analysis app for Mac?

I am using a Mac and trying to find an app that can analyse the whole game and tell me where the mistakes/inaccuracies/blunders are, instead of just telling me what I should do for the next move. The &...
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What is the best Chess Engine to practice latter Middlegame and Early Endgame

I have taken a break from chess for while now, and I am hoping to make a comeback soon. I want to brush up on my latter Middlegame and Early Endgame. I want to start by analyzing recent GM games. What ...
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What kind of software is this?

I was watching a Daniel Noroditsky stream and saw that he is using this application for analysis. I'm quite new to chess and I couldn't google it. Does anybody know the name of this chess program?
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Export all of my played games from chess.com

How can I export all my games played on chess.com? For example to import to another program for analysis. Exporting from the chess.com games list only shows the most recent 50 games.
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How do you find the highest-rated win of a certain player?

I'm looking for a tool where I can input a name (e.g. Hans Niemann, Levy Rozman, Eric Rosen etc.) and it will tell me the highest rated player they beat in chess (FIDE rated games). I appreciate any ...
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How does PGN indicate null moves?

How are null moves indicated in PGN which Lucas Chess will correctly interpret? Context: I want to make PGN files of solution lines of series problems, in order to replay them in Lucas Chess. In ...
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Chessbase 16 - Sort variations

Is there a way to sort variations in Chessbase 16? For example, if I add two variations and then I want to move the second variation up in the list, without promoting it to main line.
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Is it possible to only generate one color's legal moves?

Let's say I have a position where white is to move, and I need white's legal moves. Is there any way where it is not necessary to generate black's legal moves? You only need black's moves for white's ...
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How to implement programming with board states (turn, en passant squares, castling rights)

From Gigantua, the fastest chess move generator, it says that The same holds true for the castling squares and most importantly the current moving color becomes a compiletime template and not an if ...
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