|Devel Chess Engine|
The strength of this program is ~ ELO 2700 on the CCRL scale (Computer Chess Rating Lists).
See the rating list for slow chess CCRL 40/40 (40 moves in 40 minutes) or the rating list for blitz chess CCRL 40/4 (40 moves in 4 minutes).
In October 2017 this program won the 66th Amateur Series Division 5. In December 2017 the program became 10 (of 12) in 67th Amateur Series Division 4
Many thanks to Graham Banks at CCRL for taking the time to test Devel! More test results are here.
Chess Programming Wiki contains much useful information on all aspects of chess programming.
The static evaluation function in Devel resembles Chess 4.5, the ancestor of all modern chess programs. Chess 4.5 is described well in the book:
David J. Slate and Lawrence R. Atkin: Chess 4.5-The Northwestern University chess program in the book "Chess Skill in Man and Machine", by Peter W. Frey (ed.), Springer-Verlag, 1983.
The source code of the following programs is particularly useful:
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Last update: 19 February 2018