Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cheng3 for Android

Another engine that can be imported in Chess for Android just became available. Martin Sedlák released a new version of his engine Cheng3, and Jim Ablett kindly made a binary available for ARM-based Android devices. The engine functions well, although it responds with "no GTB found" for the Gaviota endgame tablebases, even thought the cp4 versions reside in /sdcard/gtb.


The results of a quick tournament with different engines varying in strength is shown below. Quite impressive!

                     1          2          3          4          5        
1 Stockfish 2.1      ********** 1111111111 1111111111 1111111101 1111111111 39.0/40
2 cheng3 1.07 JA     0000000000 ********** 10½0½100½1 11111½0111 1111111111 26.5/44
3 GarboChess3        0000000000 01½1½011½0 ********** 11110½½010 1111111111 21.5/40
4 Daydreamer 1.75 JA 0000000010 00000½1000 00001½½101 ********** 1½11111111 16.0/40
5 BikJump v2.1P      0000000000 0000000000 0000000000 0½00000000 **********  1.0/44