Maverick 0.5 has been in the wild for about a month. I’m pleased to say it seems to be playing at 2300 ELO or above. However, occasionally it would crash. This really niggled me. I do quite a lot of turbo-testing using CuteChess-Cli at fast time controls. So I had convinced myself the occasional crash […]
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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
Let me state unequivocally, Maverick is not a clone! There have always been problems with clones and computer chess. The first one I recall was Quickstep. This was a program competing in the 1989 World Computer Chess Championship in Portorož. After a couple of rounds it was discovered to be a clone of Richard Lang’s Mephisto […]
You can download a new version of Maverick on the download page. I’ve made quite a few changes since Maverick 0.5. Added more basic endgame knowledge Added passed pawn evaluation (I think this added a lot of strength) Beefed up the evaluation routine to include basic terms such as mobility Fixed a nasty hash bug […]
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