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Hermann,
a Chess Engine Communication Protocol and UCI compliant chess engine by Volker Annuss, able to play Chess960. Hermann is Arena partner engine, participating the Chess960CWC 2005, Chess960CWC 2006, CPT 2009, CPT 2010 and various Dutch Open Computer Chess Championships and International CSVN Tournaments, third place at ICT 2009.

Hermann uses bitboards as basic data structure, determines sliding piece attacks with fixed shift magic bitboards [2], and applies neural networks for material evaluation and timing [3] [4] [5]. In 2011, Volker Annuss confirmed his soft spot for his engine names associated with the legacy of romantic German nationalism by calling Hermann's completely restructured successor with its Latinised name Arminius [6]. In Germany, Arminius was rechristened Hermann (Heer Mann - army man) by Martin Luther, and he became an emblem of the revival of German nationalism fueled by the Napoleon wars in the 19th century [7].

Photos & Games

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Volker Annuss and Ralf Dörr in Hermann vs. Argonaut, ICT 2006 [8] [9]

[Event "ICT 2006"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2006.05.07"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Hermann"]
[Black "Argonaut"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Qe7 6.Nd2 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Nf6
8.O-O Na5 9.e5 Nh5 10.Bd3 Nf4 11.Be4 Nc6 12.Nb3 Qb4 13.Re1 Ne6 14.Qc2 Qb6 
15.h3 Nb4 16.Qc4 a5 17.a3 Nc6 18.Qc2 a4 19.Nc1 Be7 20.Ne2 Qb3 21.Qd2 Nc5 
22.Bf5 O-O 23.Nf4 g6 24.Nh5 1-0

See also

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External Links

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Misc

Herman (disambiguation page) from Wikipedia
Hermannus Alemannus from Wikipedia
Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811), Die Hermannsschlacht (1808)
Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Opus D 322 Hermann und Thusnelda, 1815 from Klassika (German)
Ingo Althöfer, Hermann und Thusnelda verprügeln die Römer, abstract board game, BoardGameGeek

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