a series of Windows chess programs developed by Filip Höfer, Chess 2012, Chess 2013, and Chess 2020 all in 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The "chess AI" is conventional alpha-beta with iterative deepening . Free versions provide basic functionality (Chess 2013 for two hours), while the commercial edition enables all features
The proprietary GUI provides a single document interface with classical menu- and status bar. The main window, dominated by the isotropic 2D graphics board, has several frame boxes arranged for game notation within a single column list box, principal variation, chess clock, and evaluation scores. A progress bar indicates "thinking" time allocated and current usage, and four context sensitive dialog-styled push buttons simplify game navigation and control.
Chess 2012 was the first edition released in 2012 for Windows 7/8/Vista/XP.
The commercial Chess 2013 provides a choice of visual styles for the chessboard, chess pieces, and the background. According to its author, it has improved by ca. 100 ELO points over Chess 2012 .
Other Chess Programs
- Chess 2013 by Filip Hofer by Norbert Raimund Leisner, CCC, September 25, 2013
- Chess 2020 application by Filip Hofer by Norbert Raimund Leisner, CCC, March 09, 2017