Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Toy

I received my Sony Vaio SR laptop today. So far, so good. I've managed to put ChessBase 9, Fritz 9 and CT-ART on it and test them out. The latter two required some googling to figure out how to get them to work in Vista, but everything seems to check out so far. I'm not looking forward to transferring the 4 GB of endgame tablebases over.

Fritz 9 is running at over double the kN/s on the laptop. I'm tempted to try playing my two computers against each other and see how the laptop stacks up.

I've started to shop around for Rybka. I'm interested in picking up other free engines that I can pit against each other in engine tournaments. If anyone has some favorite engines, feel free to share your thoughts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried a few, but particularly like Crafy, Ruffian, Aransan and Comet, and gnuChess

There are loads out there, some ( like Ruffian ) that are quite remarkable for free.

This link

contains more information & free downlaods about chess engines than you really want to know !