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Wildcat killing a Deer fawn [1]

a WinBoard, and since version 8, UCI compliant chess engine by Igor Korshunov, written in C++, first released in November 2000.


WildCat's search relies on PVS and null move pruning with verification search, late move reductions, and futility pruning and razoring at frontier nodes. Move ordering is considered by killer- and history heuristic - the history table indexed by piece-type and target square, IID and SEE. WildCat keeps two best moves in the transposition table, and considers checks at the first ply of the quiescence search [2].

Tournament Play

So far, WildCat played the CCT5 and CCT6 CCT Tournaments, and was winner of the CCCCISC 2008, the first Computer Chess Championship of CIS Countries.

Selected Games

CCCCISC 2008, round 5, WildCat - Booot [3]

[Event "CCCCISC 2008"]
[Site "Moscow SDCHESS RGSU"]
[Date "2008.03.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "WildCat 8 CIS"]
[Black "Booot 4.14 Moscow"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 cxd4 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.O-O Nf6 8.Nb3 
Nc6 9.Nbxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Bd7 11.b3 Be7 12.a4 Qb8 13.Qf3 O-O 14.Bg5 Qe5 
15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Qxb7 Qd6 17.c3 Bxd4 18.cxd4 Bc6 19.Qa6 Rfb8 20.Rac1 Rb6 
21.Qa5 Qxd4 22.Rcd1 Qf4 23.Rd3 Rbb8 24.Rfd1 h6 25.Qc3 Rc8 26.Rg3 g5 27.Rd4 
Qf5 28.h4 Bd5 29.hxg5 hxg5 30.Rh4 f6 31.f4 Bxc4 32.fxg5 Kf7 33.gxf6 Rg8 
34.Rxc4 Qb1+ 35.Kh2 Rh8+ 36.Rh3 Rxh3+ 37.Qxh3 Qf5 38.Rc7+ Kxf6 39.Qh6+ Qg6 
40.Qh4+ Qg5 1-0

See also

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External Links

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Wildcat banking from Wikipedia
Wildcat strike action from Wikipedia
17493 Wildcat from Wikipedia
feat. Oliver Nelson, David Spinozza, Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner, Danny Bank, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Airto


  1. Sketch of a European wildcat killing a deer fawn, source: Richard Lydekker (1916). Wild life of the world : a descriptive survey of the geographical distribution of animals. Vol. I, Wildcat from Wikipedia
  2. WildCat/v8/history.txt
  3. Новости за февраль - март 2008 года, 29 февраля 2008 г. from sdchess.ru

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