Richard has released a new version of The Baron. This version cleans up some Syzygy bugs and fine-tunes the engine. He estimates the strength increase is +20 to +50 ELO. Find out more here: The Baron 3.44
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About Steve Maughan
I’ve loved computer chess ever since I was given a Chess Challenger 9 for my birthday back in 1981. Up to that point I had been obsessed with chess. But once I started to play against the computer I was sucked into the world of computer chess. Over the years I’ve created quite a few 2-player board game, including Connect4, backgammon, Edge Reversi and Monarch Chess.
My day job is running a small consultancy (Cozmix Inc.) which specializes in helping companies design their sales forces. We also help design sales territories. While I’m certainly not a programming Rockstar, I designed and wrote all of the software we use.
I live in Central Florida and have a beautiful wife (Stephanie), and two wonderful daughters (Evie and Pippa).
Entries by Steve Maughan
Richard Pijl has been kind enough to released The Baron 3.43. This is almost identical to the version that played in the 2018 WCCC. Here are Richard’s release notes: Changes since 3.42: Bugs solved: Pin detection in evaluation only detected close pins. Handle spaces in the syzygy path Slightly more restrictive in playing easy moves […]
Richard Pijl has just released another version of The Baron (v3.42). This will be the last version for this code base. Find out more, and download here
Fabien Letouzey has just released Senpai 2.0. This is mostly a complete rewrite. He’s made extensive changes and added automated tuning of evaluation parameters. You can find out more on the Senpai page.
Richard Pijl has kindly released his latest version of The Baron (3.41). You can find out more, and download it here.
Thanks to Antonio Arias we now have Linux binaries included with the main distribution of Maverick. You can download them here.
I’m happy to announce the release of Maverick 1.5. This is close to the version which competed in the 2015 World Computer Chess Championship in Leiden. I’d estimate that it’s only about +50 ELO better than version 1.o (based on self play). I’m about to embark on a rewrite of the evaluation function so I […]
I’m delighted to host another new engine at ChessProgramming.net. The Baron recently played at the WCCC in Leiden. It was operated by Richard’s delightful daughter Tessa. I’m not sure of the exact playing strength of The Baron but it’s certainly strong. It’s a full feature engine with SMP support and a comprehensive evaluation function. This version dates […]
This week I’m in Leiden for the World Computer Chess Championships. I’ll try to blog about it. Here’s a quick pre-tournament video: You can see Maverick’s screen and a video link here (maximum of 50 people): https://join.me/271-108-637