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Ask and Embla [1]

an UCI compliant open source chess engine by Folkert van Heusden, first released in August 2015 [2]. Since version 0.8 Embla supports Syzygy endgame bases, since version 2.0.0, Embla features Lazy SMP. So far, Embla played thd PT 49, PT 50 and PT 51 over the board. The program is further incorporated inside Folkert's self made chess computer board, dubbed Embla Board [3], and is tested within a Raspberry Pi cluster. The engine is available as source and for Linux, Android, MacOS X and Windows operating systems.

Embla Cluster


Raspberry Pi cluster testing new Embla versions [4]

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  1. Ask und Embla - The First Human Beings, Odin in the background, Stamp FO 430 by Postverk Føroya after a motiv of Anker Eli Petersen, 2003. Wikimedia Commons, Ask und Embla - Wikipedia.de (German)
  2. Embla by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, August 26, 2015
  3. chess computer board by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, April 27, 2016
  4. Image courtesy Folkert van Heusden, June 01, 2017

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