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Thibault de Vassal    (2012-12-01)
Houdini 3.0

It seems that Houdini 3.0 is available as a commercial program for a few weeks at Cruxis website.

The 64-bit 4CPU would have reached a 3334 elo rating on the CCRL 40/4 list. This is about 90 points more than the free version Houdini 1.5a which seems to be a great improvement!

I just read on Wikipedia that Houdini was used by Viswanathan Anand [FIDE world champion]... It seems that it beats Rybka 4 in every match. In brief, Houdini is by far the best chess engine nowadays...

Neel Basant    (2012-12-02 05:22:24)
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Not in every match .
Although it is better than all engines in all term , none has confirmed it's superiority in correspondent chess.
May come users forwards who are using it in Correspondent chess.

Thibault de Vassal    (2012-12-02 12:48:35)
Houdini 3.0

Yes, that's a good question... is Houdini best when analyzing games? Any opinion on this?

Garvin Gray    (2012-12-02 13:53:45)
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Thibault, I do not think you will any clear answer on this as there are so many factors, including how a person uses the engines, what interface and style they use the engine.

Also I am sure players will also tune their engine, or play around with the houdini settings to 'improve' their analysis.

The one thing I have noticed is that Houdini 3.0 is much faster at getting through the 20-29 plys, which I find very useful. Especially when using the back and forth method.

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2012-12-05 03:46:38)
Houdini 3.0

One question, I hope I am not off topic, but which user interface do you guys use ? At the moment I am using Aren

Spyros Lois    (2012-12-14 14:51:20)
Houdini 3.0

Rybka aquarium

Neel Basant    (2012-12-15 04:05:40)
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Not all forum members( Players)
I donot use Aquarium ..
It sometime cannot help.

Robert Knighton    (2012-12-15 15:15:05)
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Aquarium has a pretty steep learning curve but it is probably the best tool for correspondence chess once you learn how to use it.

Thibault de Vassal    (2013-02-23 22:35:01)
Houdini 3.0

The last rating difference I saw between Houdini 3 and Houdini 1.5 is about 60 elo points.

Any news in the computer chess world?

Neel Basant    (2013-02-26 19:08:43)
Houdini 3.0

Wait for Komodo MP and Critter 1.8 ..

George Clement    (2013-02-26 22:05:19)
Houdini 3.0

Probably better to wait for Critter 1.8;) Komodo MP is still in a learning curve. LOL





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