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

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The WinBoard Alien GUI is reputedly better suited to playing chess variants than the standard WinBoard is, but that's just an observation. As to engines that play Losers Chess within a WinBoard … from get Pulsar.      The results of several competitions (w/ environment data included) in Losers Chess (each with some changes in competing engines involved) are posted at the ImmortalChess forum …
answered Jul 4 '16 by Charles Rockafellor
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Νικόλαος Μανωλακος asked: What would the SAN representation [of a null move] be? Several possibilities present themselves as to what the SAN notation can be, but none that I have found claim to …
answered Jun 27 '16 by Charles Rockafellor
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Perhaps an engine something like Chess Position Trainer, depending upon your requirements (and system).      There is some potential for an unexpected learning curve, at least within version 5.04.     …
answered Jul 1 '16 by Charles Rockafellor
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The XBoard Alien GUI is reputedly better suited to playing chess variants than the standard XBoard is, but that's just an observation. There are many engines that play only a few variants … .      Here's a list of engines (other than Fairy-Max) that have been noted as playing a large selection of variants and working with XBoard (Linux environment being implicit): ChessV (plays over 50 variants …
answered Jun 29 '16 by Charles Rockafellor