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Nemorino enjoys the alleged effect of the love potion [1]

an UCI compliant, free open source chess engine by Christian Günther, also supporting the Chess Engine Communication Protocol, written in C++ and first released in September 2016 under the GPLv3 license. Nemorino's board representation and move structure are taken from Stockfish [2]. Nemorino supports Syzygy Bases based on Basil Falcinelli's Fathom API [3], applies a very lazy parallel search, and is able to play Chess960.


Nemorino is named after the a character of Gaetano Donizetti's comic operaL'elisir d'amore, premiered on May 12, 1832 at the Teatro alla Canobbiana in Milan. Nemorino, a poor peasant, in love with Adina, asks quack doctor Dulcamara for Isolde's love potion, who sells him a bottle of cheap Bordeaux wine instead ...


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  1. Nemorino enjoys the alleged effect of the love potion, surrounded by the village girls and jealously Adina in the background, Brown Opera Productions, Brown University, Spring 2009 show L'elisir d'amore, Image by Joeforemperor, April 07, 2009, Wikimedia Commons
  2. Christian Günther / Nemorino — Bitbucket
  3. GitHub - basil00/Fathom: Syzygy TB probe tool

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