They waited and finally got it !!
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This is about fans and sympathizers of the Berserk chess engine, to which I also belong :-)
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The latest eleventh release of the Berserk chess engine brings a lot of changes, improvements and new features in the source code of this popular and extremely powerful chess engine.
Berserk is a free open source chess engine under GNU GPL 3.0 license.
* I hope that no but no company will get the idea to use the source code of the Berserk chess engine contrary to the provisions of this license ;-)
Don't increase reductions for cutnodes when the move is tactical by @jhonnold in #417
Between search optimizations by @jhonnold in #418
Disable SE Extensions when clearly winning by @jhonnold in #419
Fast Range over modulo for TT indexing by @jhonnold in #420
Setup Pyrrhic submodule by @jhonnold in #421
Remove depth requirement on eval adjustment by @jhonnold in #422
Fix recapture extension extending non-captures by @jhonnold in #423
Introduce negative reductions when hash move is singular by @jhonnold in #424
Update Github Workflow to force Ubuntu 20.04 by @jhonnold in #425
Standard LMR + PVS Logic by @jhonnold in #426
Search Stack by @jhonnold in #428
Combined Patches by @jhonnold in #430
Cleanup by @jherrera80 in #429
MovePicker Refactor by @jhonnold in #433
Prevent positive score differences from impacting TM by @jhonnold in #435
12 Byte TT Entries by @jhonnold in #437
Accumulator Cleanup by @jhonnold in #438
QSearch ordering strictly based on Capture History by @jhonnold in #439
Utilize 128bit multiplication for TT indexing by @jhonnold in #440
Train with a mix of Berserk and Koivisto data by @jhonnold in #445
Track bestmove using "Root Moves" by @jhonnold in #446
Move Type in Continuation History by @jhonnold in #447
Add simple protections for search explosions due to extensions by @jhonnold in #448
History values fit within int16_t by @jhonnold in #449
Remove SF Chess960 Cornered Bishop Logic by @jhonnold in #450
General Cleanups by @jhonnold in #451
Speedups by @jhonnold in #452
Optimize Apply Updates by @jhonnold in #453
Additional continuation histoy for follow-follow up by @jhonnold in #454
Separate Move Pickers by @jhonnold in #455
Hold TT Entry by @jhonnold in #456
Increase hidden layer to 768 neurons by @jhonnold in #458
No TT eval correction in QSearch by @jhonnold in #459
Updates by @jhonnold in #460
Add PV TT Eval correction in QSearch by @jhonnold in #461
Identify upcoming repetitions by @jhonnold in #462
Add WDL Output and Normalize CP to 50% at 100cp by @jhonnold in #463
Utilize LMR Depth when move pruning quiets by @jhonnold in #465
History Pruning by @jhonnold in #466
Split Good and Bad captures with history and SEE by @jhonnold in #467
A lot of it, right ?
And there was certainly plenty to do. Berserk is one of the world's top chess engines, and undoubtedly the development of an already advanced and sophisticated chess engine is not a trivial thing and requires advanced programming techniques and extensive knowledge.
The official logo of the Berserk chess engine, source: GitHub
Have these so many changes been followed by the strength of Berserk as well?
Let's see its performance:
Source: MCERL (ongoing)
After playing 1100 games: 3652 Elo.
36 Elo more than Berserk 10.
I'm happy to say that Berserk is growing in strength and consolidating on the third place of the MCERL rating list :)
(Dragon 3.2 and Dragon 2.6.1 are the same chess engine by Komodo Chess in different versions).
It is noteworthy that:
There is an increasing difference in playing power between Berserk and the next Koivisto, even though it was recently released just 1 month earlier.
Berserk 11 plays at a very similar level to the excellent Dragon 2.6.1 by Komodo Chess, which is a commercial chess engine (6 Elo difference).
Big kudos to Jay Honnold and jherrera80 and hearty congratulations to the significant increase in the strength of the Berserk 11 chess engine.
I also thank you for such a universal source code that allows compilation for different systems. Respect!
Note: TCs with an increment are mostly un-impacted.
This is a bug fix release to resolve a major issue with TM in cyclical and no-increment TCs. Berserk would use all of it's time until playing completely random moves. Apologies for all testers who potentially wasted their time and CPU hours on a buggy Berserk.
Download area is at your disposal:
Berserk 11.1 source code & neural network – by Berserk Devs
Android – Compiled by Archimedes
Linux arm64 & x64 – Compiled by Darius
Mac Apple Silicon & Intel – Compiled by Darius
Windows x64 – Compiled by Darius
In the Files area you will find free chess engines for download.