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Sending Games and Position to IDeA
In this column I describe various methods of sending games and positions to IDeA. In addition to (or instead of) letting IDeA choose positions to analyze, you let it analyze the positions that interest you.
I assume that you are using Aquarium 2011, which has greatly improved support for sending positions to IDeA. Furthermore, I expect that your IDeA project is linked to a database game, as it allows you to send infinite analysis variations automatically to IDeA. For information on linking a game to an IDeA project, see IDeA Master Trees and IDeA Game Links. In general, I recommend linking games to IDeA projects instead of running the analysis from IDeA mode, as was necessary in previous Aquarium versions. Read the rest of this entry »
Aquarium 2011 / Houdini Aquarium updates. Build 490.
Convekta/ChessOK is glad to announce the release of the latest updates for Aquarium products. It is highly recommended to download and install these updates as they include a set of important new features. It is especially important for Aquarium 2011 users, as they receive the full set of features implemented in Houdini Aquarium.
A New Approach to Infinite Analysis
This column is an overview of the infinite analysis capabilities of Aquarium. It is geared towards the following groups:
● Chess players who are considering switching to Aquarium from their current analysis software and want to compare their infinite analysis capabilities.
Introduction to the Aquarium Directory Structure
This month I take a brief look at the Aquarium 2011 directory structure. A general understanding of where Aquarium files are stored is useful for performing various tasks, such as backing up important data, and transferring databases and trees from one computer to another, etc. It also helps you to find the most appropriate place to store your personal databases, analysis trees, etc. within the Aquarium directory structure.
Aquarium Engine Matches and Tournaments, Part Two
After being preempted by the release of Aquarium 2011 for the past two months, we now continue our coverage of engine matches and tournaments in Aquarium.
We finished Part One by having a quick look at the following screen-shot of a chess engine game in progress:
We’ll have a closer look at this window now, starting in the upper-left corner.
There are two tabs at the top of the image. Observe Game is currently active, but Board allows you to set various options related to board display and move input. There are two buttons on the Observe Game tab.
Aquarium Engine Matches and Tournaments, Part One
Engine matches and tournaments got a very noticeable update in Aquarium 4.0.6. The “Match properties” and “Engine properties” dialog boxes were redesigned to increase consistency in naming and options. Several useful options were also added:
● Unified and improved dialogs for creating matches and tournaments
Aquarium 2011. Part two
Last month I described several features in the new version of Rybka Aquarium of interest to the serious analyst. This month I’ll continue my coverage of improvements and look a little deeper into how users who prefer infinite analysis can take advantage of IDeA with minimal effort and without the need to study all the options available for automatic IDeA analysis.
HTML Export of iBooks and Games
The first free update of Aquarium 2011 has already been released and it comes with improved HTML export of both iBooks and games. There is a choice of standalone HTML pages that can be uploaded to a Web site or output suitable for inclusion in blog posts. Here is a screen shot of a web page generated from an iBook page with the new version.
You can play through the game by first clicking a move with the mouse and then using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
Aquarium 2011. Part one
Aquarium 2011 will be released later this month. I have been experimenting with the beta version and if you are interested in opening analysis, correspondence chess, or generally in serious chess analysis, you should definitely read on! Other improvements in Aquarium 2011 will be the subject of future columns.
Initially I had intended to continue my coverage of engine matches and tournament this month, but because of the expected release of Aquarium 2011 I decided to change my topic.
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