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a chess program by Christian Barreteau, one of the first engines which supported WinBoard aka the Chess Engine Communication Protocol, later also UCI. AnMon was available as Young Talent by ChessBase running under the Fritz6 GUI, and is Arena partner engine [3] . It is a tactically very strong MTD(f) searcher.

AnMon participated at various French Computer Chess Championships and had its debut at the FCCC 1995, further the WMCCC 1997 in Paris, and multiple Massy French Programmers Tournaments, winning Massy 2000, Massy 2005 and Massy 2006.

Photos & Games

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Massy 2002, GNU Chess - AnMon, Pascal Tang, Dominique Longbien, Christian Barreteau, Jean-Philippe Louguet [4]

[Event "Massy 2002"]
[Site "Massy, France"]
[Date "2002.05.26"]
[Round "1"]
[White "GNU Chess"]
[Black "AnMon521_UCI"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.c3 d6 5.d4 Bd7 6.Qb3 Na5 7.Bxd7+ Qxd7 8.Qd5 Nc6
9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Qxd7+ Kxd7 11.O-O Nf6 12.Nbd2 a5 13.Nc4 Re8 14.Re1 h6 15.a4 Kc8
16.b3 Nd7 17.Nfd2 Nc5 18.Ba3 Nd3 19.Re3 Rd8 20.Rf3 Bxa3 21.Rxa3 Nc5 22.Ra1 Rhf8
23.Rh3 Rd7 24.f3 h5 25.Rg3 Ne6 26.Ra2 Rd3 27.Rc2 Rfd8 28.Nf1 h4 29.Rg4 h3
30.Rh4 hxg2 31.Kxg2 Nf4+ 32.Kf2 R3d1 33.Rh7 Nd3+ 34.Kg1 Ne1 35.Rf2 Rf8 36.Ncd2 Nd3
37.Rg2 Rc1 38.c4 Nd4 39.Rg4 Rc3 40.Rgh4 Ne1 41.R4h3 Nexf3+ 42.Kg2 Ne1+ 43.Kh1 Nd3
44.R7h8 Rxh8 45.Rxh8+ Kd7 46.Rf8 Ke6 47.Re8+ Kf6 48.Kg2 Nc5 49.h4 c6 50.h5 gxh5
51.Rh8 Ncxb3 52.Nxb3 Nxb3 53.Ng3 Rxc4 54.Rh6+ Kg5 55.Rh7 h4 56.Rg7+ Kf6 0-1


given in 1997 from the ICGA site [5] :

The program AnMon (half ANgel, half deMON) is written in C and run under Windows NT. It was developed as a hobby for 8 years. AnMon participated in the 1995, and 1996 French Microcomputer Chess Championship. It is based on MTD(f) and uses null-move pruning, selective extensions, transposition tables, killer heuristic, and quiescence search. AnMon is a tactical program.
AnMon uses an opening book containing about 100.000 positions. It was established by the program. AnMon search about 50.000 nodes per second on a Pentium 2 at 233 MHz. 

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