Monday, April 16, 2018

Version 11.07a: Shortcuts

Shortcuts:
  • They are activated pressing right mouse button on main toolbar.
  • The options that can have ashortcut is extended to menus Play, Train, Compete, Tools.
  • ALT <number> keys can be used.
  • Label showed can be edited (double click over field).
Transsiberian:
  • Endings are again not guided if they have 4 pieces or less (uses syzygy tablebases-pychess library).
  • Now when changing level save current level state.

New trainings positions: 
  • Singular moves to equalize.
  • Singular moves to win.

Bugs: 
  • Kibitzers, when add a new kibitzer, all others reset their results (Jan Bernard)
  • Database order by plies (Antonio G)

11.07 -> 11.07a:
  • Bug, creating new external engine (S Weber)
  • Opening lines, sequential/static training added information about which lines are training on (Lee Simbeye).
  • Tournament between engines, Pause option (Max Aloyau)


Downloads : 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Version 11.06c: Opening lines

Changes:
  • To activate/deactivate Graphics-Director, CTRL+right button, also to activate F1 to F10
  • Engines:
    • Updated McBrain to version 9
    • Updated Stockfish to version 9
  • Linux, new installation and some fixes in code by Costor

Bugs fixed:
  • Tournaments, some fixes (Bernard)
  • Playing like a GM, time of engine is not saved from one time to another. (Eren Kulpimar)
  • Analysing a game, the graphics window always opens with white at the bottom (emeikei)

News:
  • Opening Lines that allows you to create a repertoire of openings, and with tools to help to study, graphics-Director save the graphics in the same file, then it is all-in-one, providing the possibility of sharing easily. It also includes three simple ways of training:
    • First, sequential mode, the user must select all moves of a line and one side, must repeat until there are no errors. Then based on the number of times with no errors, it will be repeated.
    • Second, static, all the lines to study appear in a window, and the user can select any of them. The repetitions without errors are highlighted with mtereological symbols.
    • Third, positions, all the different positions can be trained in the same way as in the first training.

Version 11.06 -> 11.06a:
  • Bug: massive analysis, where book is not selected (Antonio)
  • Bug: mcbrain analysing with multipv at maximum.
  • Bug: kibitzers don´t work.
  • Change: importing polyglot books in Opening lines.
  • New: double click in a move, does an analysis (Lee Simbeye)
  • New: option in database filter standard, to save filters.


Version 11.06a -> 11.06b:
  • Change: Updated technique positions by Michele Tumbarello.
  • Bug: At start position window , the En "Passant Box" doesn't work. (aaa1395).
  • Bug: Poliglot books from pgn doesn´t work (Michele Tumbarello).
Version 11.06b -> 11.06c:

  • It only includes a minimal change due to the fact that in the analysis, part of the test code was not deleted by mistake, and the effect is that two calculations of elo are shown, in this update the test code is deleted.

    Downloads : 
    • To update (from v11.05/11.06/11.06a/11.06b), Information-Search from updates 

      Monday, January 15, 2018

      Version 11.05b: first draft of "Opening lines"

      Added:
      • New themes like diagrams of old books, adaptation of pieces included by Ben Citak.

      • Lichess-Elo
      • New engine, Cdrill 1800 by Ferdinand Mosca
      • Play like a Woman Grandmaster

      • Always autopromote to queen as an option, if ALT key is pressed, then allows to select other piece.

      • Playing against any engine: new option to show arrows with the best moves (parszab)

      • Tournaments between engines, added maxdepth of book. (Gabriel P)
      • Tools-PGN reader-Miniature of the day
      • Opening lines, only to test. It is an alternative way of creating a repertoire of openings, is a work not finished. There are a lot of work planned, by example, in the future will include trainings (one static and other continuous). 



      Changes:
      • Director, to activate and deactivate, right button over the board. To add pieces if needed ALT-right button
      • McBrain new version 4.0
      • Transsiberian, endings, now all are guided (Craig H.)
      • Analisis, ending phase to calculate elo is considered when material < 15 or less than 3 pieces in each side (Eren Külpinar)
      • Blindfold training positions, shows until mouse is pressed (Rieks T)
      • Databases, now located in DatabasesGames/DatabasesPositions because the need to rationalize the UsrData folder (Max Aloyau)
      • Hannibal changed from 1.7 to 1.4b, because v1.7 is not valid to 32 bits old-processors.
      • Personal tactics, now in the UsrData/Personal training/Tactics, can be used subfolders to group user tactics (Lee Simbeye)


      Bugs:
      • Tactics, draws not end (Ben Citak)
      • Several bugs in Databases (parszab ideas)
      • Launching the program with a PGN as argument, when the filter window is launched, it crashes when finished.
      Update:
      • From 11.05 to 11.05a
        • Problem downloading more Women Grandmasters (detected by Max Aloyau)
      • From 11.05a to 11.05b
        • Miniature of the day doesn´t work (detected by Eren Külpınar)
      • To update, from Information-Search from updates 

      Downloads : 

      Thursday, December 7, 2017

      Version 11.04a: Turn on the lights, calculation mode

      News:

      • Turn on the lights
        • added calculation mode where the time used begins when a piece is moved, then the user can think for as long as needed, but must be accurate and fast when moving in relation to memory mode (the only way so far). 
        • also it was added an initial theme from Uwe Auerswald list of positions, where only difficulty 1 and 2 are selected.

      • Performance, in Options-Configuration, parameters have been added that determine the consideration of good or bad moves, as well as the degree of effect of bad moves on the total elo of a game, from 0 with no effect to 5.


      Bugs:
      • Saving a game to a database
      • Database, changing the file
      • Saving a game to PGN when with nags, $ symbol is repeated (Konrad Franz Hüttner)
      • Director, to remove with Ctrl-MouseRight it is necessary to press two times.

      Downloads : 


      Friday, December 1, 2017

      Version 11.03: some bugs fixed

      Bugs fixed:

      • Analisys, reduced the number of nags produced by analysis (Giovanni di María)
      • Database, save to PGN when select codec = same as file.
      • Playing against a game when mate.
      • Database: to create polyglot books doesn´t works
      • Training positions, bad message when tutor disabled and the training is guided (variator)


      News:
      • Scanner of positions, added Alt left, Alt key-left, Alt key-up, Alt key-right, Alt key-down to scan non-square cells
      • Turn on the lights, added more info 
      Downloads : 

      Saturday, November 18, 2017

      Version 11.02: some bugs fixed

       Bugs fixed:

      • STS: it doesn´t works (Husniddin Sharafutdinov)
      • Training mates: all moves are incorrect (João A, zagabra)
      • Adjourn: ask for resign (Bogdan P)
      • Database: to create polyglot books doesn´t works
      • Database: to export to pgn is very slow

      News:

      • Director: Ctrl Left mouse, to remove any graphic/pieze (Marc)
      • Database: can be configurated to use its own graphics, and can be showed automatically via own-Config (Marc)
      • Turn on the lights: right button show history of each item

      • Log file of engines, can be activated in Configuration/Engines, it creates a file in /UsrData/logEngines (Norbert)

      Changes:

      • Create your own game: less options in toolbar
      • Create your own game: last file is not open automatically

      Downloads : 

      Wednesday, November 1, 2017

      New version 11, summary of changes

      New web:


      New engines:


      Read PGN file:
      • Now supports the selection of multiple files (unknown)


      New game in the beginning
      • Challenge 101: It is about solving up to 10 positions of all types, with assigning a score. The program saves the last 10 scores, and you can check the ones made from the Training menu/Personal training.


      Board:
      • Added an icon in bottom-left in all boards to config that replace right button in the border.It can be hidden in the Options/Configurations menu/Boards, but menu always appears pressing left button in that area.
      • When showing a move, if there is an analysis, an arrow of the best move is showed. (Vladimir)


      Analysis graphic window:
      • Added captures (Joël D)
      • Some other cosmethic changes.
      • Elo perfomance total and in opening, middle game and end game (Eren Külpinar)


      Training positions: 
      • Added Play Current Position in Utilities (Brent)


      Translations
      • New translation to Ukrainian by Volodymyr Soltys (initiated by Maxym Makarchuk)


      Transsiberian:
      • Automatic save of games,... (Jacques D)
      • Some changes in level 1 (Jacques D)


      Configuration:
      • Position of board configuration icon in Options-Configuration-Boards


      New competition:
      • Strength in positions with only one good response (singular move).


      Director:
      • Main change: graphic elements are added directly on the main board.
      • After saving a position the added elements are visible from any other board.
      • It is possible to change the file that has the information, which can facilitate sharing with other users.
      • Can be added text in a blackboard.
      • Activated with F1..F10.
      • A simbol appears in the board when the position has info.


      Training positions:
      • Added pawn endings


      Colors:
      • Background color in selected rows can be changed (Options-Colors-General-Tables). (Remes)
      • New theme, McBrain's Wooden Chess Board " - © 2017 by Michael Byrne , permission granted to Lucas Monge to use in the software "Lucas Chess".


      Tutor configuration:
      • Depth as an option (R.Giorgi)


      Analysis of a position:
      •     New cancel button (?)


      PGN reader:
      •     Added <enter> key to select (Remes)


      Kibitzers:

      • Added some options:
        • Priority of the cpu process, normal, low, below low, high,... (vga)
        • Analyzed position, it can be before the move on the board or after the move.
        • Visibility, when you have many kibitzers, some of them can be hidden in the selection menu.
      • Options can be changed live.
      • Order in the selection menu can be changed.
      • To edit:
        • Tools-Engines-Kibitzers
        • When playing, Utilities-Kibitzers-Edit


      Database of games:

      • Added in Utilities mass analysis option (Marc)
      • Added two tools to change the order of registers (TheIgnobleSavage)

      Downloads :