Entries by Steve Maughan

Bug Fix Release of Maverick (Version 0.51)

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 […]

Is Maverick a Clone?

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 […]

Maverick 0.5 Released!

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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