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Sunday, June 1, 2014

DON 1.0 300514 x64 - Test Match, 100 Rounds

DON 1.0 300514 x64 is a UCI chess engine by Ehsan Rashid that was cloned from Glaurung/Stockfish with last release dated May 5, 2014.

This was a preliminary test whether a new engine or version is eligible for the Owl Rating List publication. DON 1.0 300514 was pitted against itself with the older version 140210 in the 100 rounds match at the tournament time control of 1 minute base + 1 second increment. The result showed that it lost to its older version with the score of 45.5-54.5, so therefore it does not qualify for publication. This should serve notice to all engine developers to make sure that their latest creation is better than the previous ones, otherwise it will just be a garbage in the rating list. It would be better to just keep them in their own own private testing to improve it before releasing to the public.

Here is the performance statistics of DON 1.0 300514:

DON 1.0 300514 x64 vs. DON 140210 x64 - Match 100R 1M1S
1DON 140210 x64 54.5/100· ·· ·· ··33-24-43 2479.75 
2DON 1.0 300514 x6445.5/10024-33-43· ·· ·· ·· 2479.75 

100 games played / Tournament finished

Tournament start: 2014.06.02, 01:53:20
Latest update: 2014.06.02, 09:25:41
Level: Blitz 1/1
Hardware: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250 Processor with 1.8 GB Memory
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Service Pack 1 (Build 7601) 64 bit
Table created with: Arena 3.5
Download the test match PGN games here.

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