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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.
● Current Aquarium users who need guidance regarding the next steps towards the more powerful infinite analysis features.
● Aquarium users who need a quick overview of infinite analysis, including references to the ChessOK Cafe columns where specific features are described. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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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.

Observing Games

We finished Part One by having a quick look at the following screen-shot of a chess engine game in progress:

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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.

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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
● Openings can be played from a PGN file
● Prevent unloading of engines from memory between games
● Display game count and duration estimate for a new match/tournament
● Tournament/match settings can be saved and play started later
● Engines can be added to an ongoing tournament
● The board can be automatically inverted to follow the stronger side
● Elo difference is displayed in engine matches
● The time used for individual moves can be displayed in the notation
● Number of endgame tablebase hits can be displayed in the notation
● The games are now stored in CDP (Chess Assistant) database format
● Asymmetric time controls in engine matches are tied to engine instead of color

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