Making a chess program that plays legal chess is one, writing a chess program to play a
human-alike chess style is two and third beating world's second best player Vishy Anand
makes one wonder if the sky is still higher.
Anyway Ed Schröder founder of REBEL company managed to achieved all of this. It took him 17 years to come that far. Now how to proceed? Can REBEL be made even more stronger?
Of course it can. One of the weak points of computer chess programming is the fact that there are only few good chess programmers in the world and they all have to do the work alone.
Why not solve this weak point first? Why not join forces? Why not share knowledge? Why should top-programmers not share ideas that has made their chess program so strong?
This is exactly the MAIN point of the REBEL-TIGER approach!
For this purpose REBEL programmer Ed Schröder and CHESS-TIGER programmer Christophe Théron joined forces a few months ago. Already now it's crystal clear that both programs will benefit from this approach as the first results are very promising.
About Chess Tiger
Christophe Théron author of CHESS-TIGER started chess programming at the age of 17 in 1982. Like Ed Schröder Christophe started with his chess program on the good old TRS-80 1.77 Mhz because in these days this was the only available Personal Computer.
Today CHESS-TIGER is a super strong chess program that especially excels in playing other computer opponents. For an impression of CHESS-TIGER's current playing strength check the REBEL-TIGER results page. You will notice the current CHESS-TIGER easily can compete against the world's strongest PC chess programs.
Goals of the cooperation
We expect the cooperation between two leading chess programmers will make both REBEL as CHESS-TIGER much stronger chess players. The expectations are high. The idea itself (to combine 17 and 16 years individual chess programming ideas) is estimated to have a potential of at least 100-150 elo points progress.