Komodo 9

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Komodo 9

Postby BB+ » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:23 am

Available now.

http://komodochess.com/

Komodo 9 is a substantial improvement over Komodo 8, which was already rated among the top three chess engines on almost all rating lists. Komodo 9 is approximately +50 elo stronger than Komodo 8 on one core according to the independent IPON test and our own internal testing, with the gain increasing to about 60 elo on 4 cores. Gains come from improved search, evaluation, and time management, as well as more efficient use of multiprocessing.

Komodo is two-time TCEC champion, the most prestigious online computer chess event, and has also won several CCT events.

Komodo supports Syzygy tablebases and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android.

Features
  • hash tables up to 64gb
  • persistent hash tables, let's you save your analysis to a file for later use
  • plays Chess 960 (Fischer random chess)
  • Adjustable Selectivity and Reduction
What is the 'Komodo 9 + one year subscription'?

For $99.97 you will get Komodo 9 and all version of Komodo we publish within one year of your order. Also, you get all previous versions of Komodo.

Compatibility
- Chessbase 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Fritz 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- Aquarium
- Chess Assistant 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Available for Windows, Linux and Mac
an Android version is available from Google.

minimum requirement for Mac users: OSX 10.5.8

Supports up to 64 cores!
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby Ted Summers » Tue May 05, 2015 12:08 pm

Based on the playing style of Komodo 9, what opening book would you recommend?
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby BB+ » Thu May 07, 2015 9:24 am

An interesting question, as my general opinion is that most bookmakers are using Stockfish. See Alan Sassler's comments here, regarding the Komodo engines being victorious in the recent Engine Masters. If LK were to release a Kaufman/Komodo book, I would use that. :D Supposedly Komodo is more "positionally based" than other engines, while HIARCS is too, so the HIARCS book might not be bad. But I'm afraid I don't know too much about opening books in general to give much of an opinion. Also, what are you looking for -- maximum Elo, interesting mix of openings and playing style, or what?
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby Ted Summers » Mon May 11, 2015 10:11 am

I have started using the Hiarcs Book as you have recommended, so far it does seem like a very good pairing. Thanks. :mrgreen:
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby ernest » Mon May 11, 2015 6:58 pm

Ted Summers wrote:I have started using the Hiarcs Book

Which one is it ? (there are so many...)
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby Ted Summers » Wed May 13, 2015 6:29 pm

ernest wrote:
Ted Summers wrote:I have started using the Hiarcs Book

Which one is it ? (there are so many...)


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Re: Komodo 9

Postby TheLeon » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:46 am

Can this Komodo 9 be used in the Arena GUI?
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby User923005 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:27 pm

Arena works with UCI engines.
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby TheLeon » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:56 am

User923005 wrote:Arena works with UCI engines.

Sooo is this Komodo 9 a UCI engine?
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Re: Komodo 9

Postby User923005 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:52 pm

Yes, Komodo is UCI
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