Version 1.0 by Fabien Letouzey – 2014-03-17

I have recently regained interest in computer chess. By a coincidence (or fate?), Joachim Rang and Ryan Benitez are also active once again.

I have been working on a new GPL engine: Senpai.

The highlights compared to Fruit are:

  • from-scratch engine (no Fruit code)
  • SMP search
  • plain bitboards (I will implement magic bitboards later)
  • more precise mobility (safety, centre weights)
  • evaluation of tactical moves: captures and checks
  • late-move pruning (last few plies)
  • more aggressive futility pruning

Have fun with Senpai!

Fabien Letouzey