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Komodo Chess 12

Nivå B-D
Utgivelsesdato Juni 2018
Pris 880 590 NOK
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KOMODO 12 er topp-programmet som vi er glade for å kunne tilby. Det kommer inkludert en "Monte Carlo"-versjon. Inkludert er også 6 måneders ChessBase Premium konto.

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Komodo gets going! The new version of the multiple world champion program not only plays stronger than ever. What‘s more, the additionally supplied „Monte Carlo“ version of Komodo 12 uses the analysis technology employed by the AI project „AlphaZero“ in its recent sensational match triumph. In computer chess there is no getting past Komodo: Komodo is a triple TCEC Champion.

Last year Komodo won the computer rapid chess world championship with an incredible score of 96%! But what does the surprising success of the AI project AlphaZero mean for the future of computer chess? Will the classical engines, with in addition to cunning algorithms any amount of human chess knowledge, still manage to keep their nose in front? Or will the “Monte Carlo” process win through, which works with huge numbers of games and statistical evaluations?

The new Komodo 12 may have no answer to this question but it does have two engines up its sleeve! For with Komodo 12 you get on one hand the new and improved classical Komodo engine. The developing team of computer expert Mark Lefler and chess grandmaster Larry Kaufman has cranked up the playing strength of the top program a bit further.

And on the other hand a Komodo 12 “Monte Carlo” version is included. Here the engine behaves quite differently in analysis: within a short time it plays a whole series of games against itself and comes to its evaluations based on the results of these games. As for playing strength, the “Monte-Carlo” version is not yet up there with the classical Komodo 12. But what is interesting is that the playing style of the two versions clearly differs: the “Monte-Carlo” version plays clearly more aggressively and thus also bases its play less on the material balance on the board.

Komodo 12 is thus two things: an absolutely top program and an exciting analysis partner, which will often surprise you with its suggestions and introduce you to interesting ideas! It is delivered with the new program interface of Fritz 16 and premium membership (6 months) for the ChessBase Account, including access to, ChessBase Video- Portal, LiveDatabase, and much more.

Komodo Chess 12 includes:

  • Improved Komodo 12 multi-processor engine
  • New Komodo 12 “Monte Carlo” engine
  • New Fritz 16 program interface
  • 6 months ChessBase Premium Account

Kommentarer fra utgiveren Komodo selv

Komodo 12 MCTS thinks like no other chess engine in the world. Inspired by the ideas of AlphaZero and Leela, Larry and Mark set out to reinvent Komodo. What they came up with was Komodo 12 MCTS - a engine which searches for candidate moves in an incredible new way, and finds moves no other engine can!?

Komodo is a three-time TCEC champion and current World Computer Chess Champion. Komodo 12 is an improved version of the one which won both the 2017 World Computer Chess Championship (despite a 40 to 1 hardware disadvantage vs. its main rival) and the 2017 World Blitz Software Chess Championships. Komodo 12 is an improvement over the version that won the 2017 World Rapid Computer Chess Championship with an incredible 96% score. It also defeated a strong grandmaster by 3 to 1 despite giving him a two pawn handicap.

Kommentar fra GM Boris Avrukh

I am deeply moved by the style of Komodo. In my opinion it's the perfect combination between computer accuracy and human positional understanding. I get the feeling it's taken positional understanding to the next level. After such an impressive performance I am going to test Komodo in my future work, especially in very positional play, and am really looking forward to working with it.

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Type DVD
Språk Engelsk