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Story of a Comet [1]

a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compatible chess program by Ulrich Türke. Comet is written in C and therefor available for several platforms. Comet played various over the board tournaments, Aegon Tournaments, three World Microcomputer Chess Championships, 1995, 1996 and 1997, multiple International Paderborn Computer Chess Championships, CCT Tournaments, and the ICT 2002.



Comet DOS GUI [2]


given in 1997 from the ICGA site [3]:

1. scan and evaluation of pawn structure
2. piece and king evaluation depending on the results of pass 1
3. evaluation of global positional characteristics
a) Razoring, modified fail high reduction at depth 1
b) Null move search, partly with reduced search depth
c) Quiescence cut-offs as in GNU-Chess

Selected Games

WMCCC 1997, round 11, Comet - The Crazy Bishop [4]

[Event "WMCCC 1997"]
[Site "Paris, France"]
[Date "1997.11.02"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Comet"]
[Black "The Crazy Bishop"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 Be7 
9.Bc4 O-O 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Bd5 Rb8 12.O-O Nd4 13.Nc4 b5 14.Ne3 Bg5 15.Ne2 Bxe3 
16.fxe3 Ne6 17.Ng3 Qb6 18.Qd2 Nc7 19.Bb3 Be6 20.Nf5 Bxf5 21.Rxf5 Ne8 22.Raf1 
Nf6 23.Rxf6 gxf6 24.Rxf6 a5 25.Qf2 Kh8 26.Rh6 Rg8 27.Bxf7 Rg7 28.Bd5 Qd8 29.Rf6
Rc7 30.c3 b4 31.c4 a4 32.Qf5 Re7 33.Bf7 Qd7 34.Be6 Qd8 35.c5 Rg7 36.c6 a3 37.b3
Qe7 38.c7 Qxc7 39.Rf8+ Rg8 40.Bxg8 Rxf8 41.Qxf8 Qg7 42.Qxg7+ Kxg7 43.Bd5 1-0 

See also

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External Links

Chess Engine


Great Comet from Wikipedia
Comet nucleus from Wikipedia
Coma (cometary) from Wikipedia
Comet tail from Wikipedia
Comet Holmes from Wikipedia
Halley's Comet from Wikipedia


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