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Crux, (Crux Chess for Windows)
a chess engine by László Szalai, written in Delphi. Crux Chess for Windows runs under Windows either in console mode or with an own GUI, the WinBoard version [2] supports the Chess Engine Communication Protocol. The search is plain alpha-beta improved by null move pruning and the killer heuristic. Crux played the ICT 2001 and various Hungarian Chessprogram Open, where it won the MASPV 2002. Crux' opening book is edited by Pandix book author Csaba Szûts [3].



Crux Chess for Windows [4]

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ICT 2001, László Szalai and Rudolf Huber, SOS - Crux [5] [6]

[Event "ICT 2001"]
[Site "Leiden"]
[Date "2001.05.18"]
[Round "2"]
[White "SOS"]
[Black "Crux"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 Nf6 7.O-O Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.f4 Bd7 
10.Kh1 a6 11.Qe1 b5 12.a3 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Bc6 14.Qg3 Kh8 15.Rad1 Rg8 16.Bd3 Rc8 17.Qh3 h6 
18.b4 Qe8 19.e5 dxe5 20.Bxe5 Bd7 21.Ne4 Qf8 22.g4 Bc6 23.g5 Kh7 24.f5 exf5 25.Qxf5+ g6 
26.Qh3 Nh5 27.Kg1 Re8 28.Nd6 Bxd6 29.Bxd6 Qxd6 30.Qxh5 Rg7 31.Qxh6+ Kg8 32.Bxb5  Qe6 
33.Bxc6 33.Qxc6 34.Qh4 Qxc2 35.Rd6 Rh7 36.Qf4 a5 37.Rd7 axb4 38.axb4 Qa2 39.b5 Qb3 
40.Rb7 f5 41.Rb6 Rg7 42.Qg3 Qa4 43.Kh1 Qc4 44.Qf3 Kh8 45.Qh3+ Kg8 46.Qg2 Kh8 47.Rg1 Qd3 
48.Rb7 Rxb7 49.Qxb7 Re4 50.Qb8+ Kg7 51.Qa7+ Kf8 52.Qa1 Qf3+ 1/2-1/2

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