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Date: 22 Nov 2005 19:38:39
From: Solomon Nuffert
Subject: Hydra v.8 UCI
Hi!

Seems Hydra v.8 UCI is a strong chessengine. But- is it a real chessengine
from C. Donninger, or it's a joke, counterfeit?

Regards

SoloMoon








 
Date: 29 Nov 2005 14:13:20
From: CB-Freak
Subject: Re: Hydra v.8 UCI

PK schrieb:

> Hi!
> Maybe I am fooled too :-)

I only can agree! ;-)

> But " Hydra v.8 UCI"
> -plays very impressive chess: e.g. beats Fritz9

e=2Eg. also Fruit or Toga beat Fritz9 (sometimes)

> -does not support/use Nalimov EGTB's (as all the other important
> engines) but still plays wery strong endgame.

also Fruit (up to version 2.1) doesn=B4t support EGTBs

> -it itroduces itself in the Arena engine window as "Hydra v.8 by Dr. C.
> Donninger, Germany" renaming the engine does not change that
> information...

Well, take any hexeditor and you can change the internal name to e.g.
"Pentagon v.10 by George W. Bush" in less than 2 minutes!

I already had this =B4Hydra=B4 some time ago and it=B4s definitely a
patched version
of Fruit (I don=B4t remember, if v1.0, v1.5 or v2.0), where not a single
byte was
different except this identification string!

But if you don=B4t believe, then be happy with your Hydra fake ... ;-)



 
Date: 29 Nov 2005 13:16:35
From: PK
Subject: Re: Hydra v.8 UCI
Hi!

Maybe I am fooled too :-)

But " Hydra v.8 UCI"

-plays very impressive chess: e.g. beats Fritz9

-does not support/use Nalimov EGTB's (as all the other important
engines) but still plays wery strong endgame.

-it itroduces itself in the Arena engine window as "Hydra v.8 by Dr. C.
Donninger, Germany" renaming the engine does not change that
information...

PK



 
Date: 23 Nov 2005 12:35:46
From: HD
Subject: Re: Hydra v.8 UCI
Solomon Nuffert wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Seems Hydra v.8 UCI is a strong chessengine. But- is it a real chessengine
> from C. Donninger, or it's a joke, counterfeit?
>
> Regards
>
> SoloMoon
>
>
>
>
Don't let anybody fool you with Hydra-"engines"!
Hydra is a Unix cluster, not an engine of any kind.
"Hydra-Engines" is renamed UCI engines, typically Fruit or one of its
clones.

HD


 
Date: 22 Nov 2005 17:19:40
From: muppet0830
Subject: Re: Hydra v.8 UCI
"Solomon Nuffert" <snuff@vmail.ru > wrote in message
news:dlvhk7$lgv$1@serv3.vsi.ru...
> Hi!
>
> Seems Hydra v.8 UCI is a strong chessengine. But- is it a real chessengine
> from C. Donninger, or it's a joke, counterfeit?
>
> Regards
>
> SoloMoon

Where did you see it?