Friday, June 10, 2011

Bye-Bye Rybka, Welcome Houdini!

Rybka has been dominating computer chess for the past three years or so and  i've been using it as my main engine for game analysis . Today  i read an interesting interview at The site conduct an interview with the current World Champ -  Vishy Anand. One of the question is about his choice of chess engines. The interviewer ask Anand to chooce between Fritz, Rybka and Houdini. And Anand chooce -Houdini!

I also found out that it's not only Anand who choose Houdini, former Russian Champion and world top 5 - Peter Svidler also loved it.  Another player who prefer Houdini is former US Champion - Alex Shabalov.

Read what Svidler said about it:-

ChemaAnton: Hello, Peter! Which engine do you use for analysis? (if it’s not a secret).
Тактик: Which chess programs do you prefer – which engines do you use?

I’ve put together quite a large collection – although I’ve also seen much more complete menageries than mine. At the moment the ones I use most are Houdini, Fire and Rybka - Peter Svidler

Read the full interview at here

Houdini is a chess engine for Windows, the current version Houdini 1.5a is widely considered to be the strongest chess engine on the planet. The good thing about it is it  is a free for non-commercial use. It can be downloaded, installed and freely used for playing chess games and analysis of chess positions without commercial purpose

Go to Houdini site  here download it for free!

From now on, i will use Houdini as my main engine. Bye-bye Rybka!

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