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"It just isn't conceivable that you can design a program strong enough to beat players like me."

November 6, 2017

New Android UCI engine: Andscacs 0.921 TCEC

Andscacs is today one of the Top-10 engines, among the strongest "followers" placed just behind Stockfish, Komodo & Houdini.

Andscacs is developed and programmed by Daniel José Queraltó from Andorra. It currently plays in TCEC-10 Round-1 undefeated and will qualify for Round-2.

Daniel Jose describes Andscacs in his HOMEPAGE like: "It's born in September 2013. It has approximately 3240 elo. The new versions will be published in this website. Andscacs means "And" for Andorra, the country where I live, and scacs for "escacs", chess in catalan."

CCRL 40/4 rates Andscacs 0.92 about 3270 ELO for Windows, which makes it #7 of the list. Therefore, to honor the TCEC event (i guess), the author has decided last week to provide the source code of the version playing there. It was an unexpected but a nice gift indeed because the engine used to be closed source until today.

I didn't wait too long to notify Alexei Chernakoff who kindly sweated a lot to port the code to Android. The result seems very satisfying after a little rework for arm8 version.

I'll be highly glad to rate Andscacs in Rapidroid, which i hope to update before December comes.

GET Andscacs 0.921.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble dowloading from PC, use your mobile or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: armFish 2017.11.05

armFish builds are made by Lyudmil Antonov for arm8 64-bit devices only, using direct cpu instructions via assembly language. It's native and should deliver the fastest builds by definition.

GET armFish 2017.11.05.LA for arm8

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Android UCI engine update: Stockfish dev't 2017.10.31.ACH

Stockfish by the end October! The ninth version is not too far.

GET Stockfish 8.0.2017.10.31.ACH for arm7 and arm8

In case of trouble dowloading from PC, use your mobile or refer to THIS POST.

Android UCI engine update: Cichess 1.8.20171031.ACH

Cichess is a Stockfish derivative i'm not interested to test but i respect the dedicated fans of it, so i keep sharing wherever i can, no matter how quickly.

GET Cichess 1.8.20171031.ACH for arm7 and arm8

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Android XB engine update: Scorpio 2.7.8.ACH

After two updates on the source code, a third modification comes with a version update to 2.7.8. Do not forget to can modify scorpio.ini before installation to alter the settings to your taste. Thanks to Alexei for porting Scorpio to Android.

GET Scorpio 2.7.8.ACH for arm7 and arm8

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Chess Online 11.2.3 by Miroslav Kisly

WHAT'S NEW (30-Oct-2017)
v11.2.0:
* Added Nigeria and Ghana
* Online chat black list
* Other fixes

Download Chess Online from GOOGLE PLAY.

Aurora Chess Clock v1.4

A free chess clock very comparable to the official DGT.

WHAT'S NEW (28-Oct-2017):
- Larger digital screen
- Settings page optimized for low resolution screens
- An easter egg for time cheating in paid version.
Download the latest version from GOOGLE PLAY.