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The best resource for chess engine programming is the Chess Programming Wiki, which has a large section on bitboards. Everything you need to make a bitboard-based engine is there, although it's rather spread out and sometimes written by people for whom English is a second language.


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PyChess Is a chess client built in Python. You can use it's chess logic libraries without much trouble. http://code.google.com/p/pychess/source/browse/utilities/arena.py http://code.google.com/p/pychess/source/browse/utilities/blunders.py Are examples of how you you might use the libraries to control chess engines, but you can also use just the chess ...


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What programming language do you want to use? To implement a bitboard in C#, use System.UInt64. This can hold 64 bits, 1 for each square of the chess board. This value type lends itself to many fast bitwise operations. This is a good bitboard tutorial. Here are some examples from my own C# chess engine. As you can see from the code, it can take a while ...


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The Chess Programming Wiki is a good place to start . As you will quickly find out, it's a rather large and complex problem space, with many challenges (conceptual as well as actual programming). There are plenty of open source engines out there which you could look at, to learn, or even to integrate into your engine. I think you'll generally find that ...


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What you're looking for is a PGN file that contains several games. You can parse the game data and enter in the opening moves. A great resource is PGN Mentor where you can browse openings and download the appropriate PGNs.


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If you are reading the code to become a better player, you won't have much luck. The tricks used are only useful when you have the memory and computational power of a machine. If instead you are reading it to learn about chess programming, the following wiki is a great resource https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com


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Is Freeware: Chess Opening Book Txt what you are looking for? There are a lot of opening also with evaluation. Sure you have to take care about the format which is used to store the information.


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You can use mine. I have an Android application that takes care of the GUI elements. https://github.com/jj30/ChessPGNHelper The application itself is in the play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bldg5.jj.pgnbase Please attribute me (Jan Jansz) as a developer where possible. (I need it; thanks.)


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Free chess opening books in Chessbase Book format (*.CTG) can be downloaded from http://www.hiarcs.com/chess-opening-book-free.htm You can use it for a CS class project, but nothing commercial: Please note these books are free for you to download and use for your personal use only. Under no circumstances are the books to be hosted on another website ...


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Given various tell-tale signs, that graph was almost certainly generated with GraphViz. GraphViz is free, so you can produce similar diagrams yourself by downloading and installing it, or by using an online editor. If you want to mimic the style in the diagram you posted, start with a template that looks like this: digraph chess_openings { { ...


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https://tailuge.github.io/chess-o-tron/public/openings/openingtree.html and https://www.openingtree.com/ both create something similar from your games on lichess.org. I do not believe they take into account opening names or transpositions. You could draw this on paper, or you could use a online drawing software such as Lucidchart or Google Drawings.


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Ok, so say the engine plays a move with white and values the position as +0.50 (slightly better for white). So now the human plays as black, and blunders a bishop. The engine now values the position as +3.50, but you want to play a move as close as possible to +0.50, v. g. +0.60. Is it what you're looking for? In that case it seems the way to go is (from ...


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TSCP is well commented and a good place to learn how chess programs work http://www.tckerrigan.com/Chess/TSCP/


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I don't see anything better than the active Droidfish app.


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Before starting diving into stockfish why don't you checkout the smallest chess program in C called nanochess by Oscar Toledo. It has only one file main.c


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He (author) explains how to go about getting this here. The sourceforge game databases are available here Update: To go about downloading the database from the second sourceforge link provided above, the author provides instructions here (can do it directly form ChessDB's Tools menu).


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