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 Post subject: Chess move generator??
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:08 pm 
I am looking for a program or some software that I can put the chess
pieces in certain situations and have the program run and give me a
result of the best possible moves for that given situation. Anyone know
if there is something that exists that performs this function currently?


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 Post subject: Re: Chess move generator??
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:11 pm 
zenlakin wrote:
I am looking for a program or some software that I can put the chess
pieces in certain situations and have the program run and give me a
result of the best possible moves for that given situation. Anyone know
if there is something that exists that performs this function currently?


Lots of chess programs will let you set up a position and analyse it for you, including Fritz. :)

Check out this article which describes one of Fritz's analysis functions called "Deep Position Analysis".


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:32 pm 
Thanks for the information. One other question, are there any free programs that do this?


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zenlakin wrote:
Thanks for the information. One other question, are there any free programs that do this?


I'm not sure, but any chess software that shows you it's position evaluation while it's 'thinking' could be used in a similar way. It might not do the work for you (by analysing and displaying variations) but you can leave it analyse on 'infinite' time for a while and play the move it suggests, then let it analyse some more and play the next move it suggests and so on...

Slow Chess Blitz is a nice free program. Der Bringer is another. Try them out and see what you think. :)


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Sounds good. Thanks for the information. I am just wanting to use some kind of software while I play to see if the move I was going to make would have been the best possible move at that given time. I think that would help me to determine how my thought process works compared to a computers AI or a chess masters method of play. Thanks again.


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Thanks for the information. One other question, are there any free programs that do this?


Hello Zenlakin ..... !

ChessBase Light is a free program(with engine included) that allows you to set up positions for analyzing. The only drawback is that CBLight can use only the antique 16 bit engines(today's engines are 32 & 64 bit). But Hey ...... for free ...... not bad ....:)


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 Post subject: Re: Chess move generator??
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 3:52 pm 
zenlakin wrote:
I am looking for a program or some software that I can put the chess
pieces in certain situations and have the program run and give me a
result of the best possible moves for that given situation. Anyone know
if there is something that exists that performs this function currently?



For freeware, have a look here as well: http://www.playwitharena.com/
Arena is the GUI, and you can simply add tons of engines running in this GUI doing the math for you. You don't have to be a computer wizard to set it up to run.


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Thanks for the information. One other question, are there any free programs that do this?


Hello Zenlakin ..... !

ChessBase Light is a free program(with engine included) that allows you to set up positions for analyzing. The only drawback is that CBLight can use only the antique 16 bit engines(today's engines are 32 & 64 bit). But Hey ...... for free ...... not bad ....:)


A new 32-bit version is to be released shortly (if it hasn't appeared already).


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Thanks SonOfPearl. Slow Blitz is really simple to use and it seems to be effective.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess move generator??
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:45 pm 
I just put up a site that basically does this: http://nextchessmove.com/

It's really just a front-end for GNU Chess, but it's very simple to use. I'm currently working on adding functionality to upload PGN files. Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see it do!

- chad


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 Post subject: Re: Chess move generator??
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:19 pm 
Along with Arena, the GUI software Jeroen mentioned, you might consider getting the Houdini chess engine from http://www.cruxis.com/chess/houdini.htm . Houdini is the strongest free UCI chess engine available today and should work with Arena. Second only to Houdini as a free UCI chess engine is Stockfish, which can be found at http://www.stockfishchess.com/. I know for sure that Houdini has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions that will run on multi-core systems. I believe Stockfish will do the same.

Good luck with your efforts at greater chess improvement and understanding.


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