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Lago d'Averno [1]

a Chess Engine Communication Protocol aka WinBoard compatible chess engine by José Carlos Martínez Galán written in C++ [2]. The development started in 1999, using a simple 8x8 Board representation (board[64]) [3], later evolving to 0x88 [4]. Averno played the ten first CCT Tournaments from 2000 to 2008.


Lago d'Averno

The name Averno refers to Lake Avernus (Lago d'Averno) in the Avernus crate near Naples, that the Romans mythologized as the entrance to the underworld or hell.

The Path to Hell is Easy

Virgil (29-19 BCE). Aeneis, Book VI, lines 124-127 [5] Talibus orabat dictis, arasque tenebat,
cum sic orsa loqui vates: "Sate sanguine divom,
Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averno;
noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;"
loose translation by John Dryden, 1697 Then thus replied the prophetess divine:
"O goddess-born of great Anchises' line,
The gates of hell are open night and day;
Smooth the descent, and easy is the way

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