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Ares I-X [1]

an UCI compliant chess engine by Charles Roberson released in 2009 in honor of the NASA Ares I-X space rocket [2]. Developed under Linux, Windows executables are available to run under UCI capable GUIs. Based on bitboards, Ares takes advantage of x86-64 architecture including 64-bit population count. Ares is designed for human like, entertaining playing style, and is therefor suitable for game analysis and match/tournament preparation [3].


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  1. Rollout of Ares I-X at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 secured by four bolts on a mobile launcher platform, Author: NASA/Kim Shiflett, Source: NASA Kennedy Media Gallery, Ares I-X from Wikipedia
  2. Ares 1.0 in honor of the NASA Ares I-X Space Rocket by Charles Roberson, CCC, October 31, 2009
  3. Ares Chess 1.005.2

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