Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fire / Firebird

Fire 1.2 (untested by me) is a very strong open-source chess engine.  I just learned of it a couple weeks ago, and had hesitated to post a link because the Rybka team has claimed that it's based on a reverse compile of Rybka.  Since then, however, I've seen no evidence supporting this claim, and know of no pending legal claims in any jurisdiction.  (If credible evidence is provided, I will promptly remove the following link.)  And I just heard GM Peter Svidler vouch for its strength on Chess FM.

It's free, and it's extremely strong.  You can download here

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