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Carp 2.0 - released. And with what style!

+1000 Elo In just few months and over 3100 Elo strength (!!), which considering the open-source code of this engine - is quite a feat.

Carp is a free chess engine created by Mr. Andrea Sgobbi in Rust language and under the GNU GPL 3 license.

It is worth noting and appreciating the extremely dynamic and effective development of the Carp chess engine.

Its version 1.1.0 was still playing at 2170 Elo in January 2023. By contrast, the latest Carp 2.0.0, taking advantage of numerous improvements and a neural network, plays at 3121 Elo.

Source: MCERL (ongoing)

I would like to commend the approach of the author of this engine for the remarkable openness of his work: Carp was written in such a way that it allows easy creation of compilations for popular operating systems. This is a beautiful and valuable gift for users of different devices.

Andrea, thank you very much!

I am very happy to include the Carp chess engine in the MCERL. It is worth watching its interesting style of play and even more - its further development :)

Feel free to visit the download area.

Android – Compiled by Archimedes

Download 7Z • 1.08MB

Linux arm64 & x64 – Compiled by Darius

Download 7Z • 1.18MB
Download 7Z • 1.44MB

Mac Apple Silicon & Intel – Compiled by Darius

Download 7Z • 917KB
Download 7Z • 1.16MB

Windows x64 – Compiled by Darius

Download 7Z • 1.10MB


In the Files area you will find free chess engines for download.



Andrea Sgobbi
Andrea Sgobbi
Mar 03, 2023

Thank you for all your work! It goes a long way to keep people motivated to work on their projects. I'll try to sneak a script in the next release to compile every arch to make your work easier

Mar 04, 2023
Replying to

Andrea, this is great information and will certainly make it easier to get Carp ready to play 😊

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