Fritz still on top of the computer world

5/25/2002 – For years it has been the same. With a few brief breaks our flagship program Fritz has topped the international computer lists. Of the top ten eight are – Ahem! – distributed by ChessBase (including the top five). You will find a list of the first 50 programs here.

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Rating list of May 22, 2002

based on 86121 games played by 240 computers


Rating + - Games Won Av.opp
1
Fritz 7.0 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2730 33 -31 494 64% 2626
2
Chess Tiger 14.0 CB 256MB Athlon 1200 2722 33 -32 477 63% 2626
3
Gambit Tiger 2.0 256MB Athlon 1200 2720 34 -33 441 62% 2635
4
Deep Fritz 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2714 33 -32 482 63% 2623
5
Shredder 6.0 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2713 35 -34 432 64% 2611
6
Junior 7.0 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2693 31 -31 511 57% 2641
7
Rebel Century 4.0 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2684 34 -32 470 64% 2585
8
Shredder 5.32 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2670 31 -30 536 56% 2624
9
Gandalf 4.32h 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2653 34 -33 430 54% 2625
10
Deep Fritz 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2652 23 -23 945 61% 2570
11
Gandalf 5.1 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2646 29 -28 595 57% 2594
12
Gandalf 5.0 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2642 49 -50 202 46% 2673
13
Gambit Tiger 2.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2640 30 -29 592 66% 2521
14
Fritz 7.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2631 45 -44 250 56% 2592
14
Junior 7.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2631 27 -26 739 67% 2507
16
Chess Tiger 14.0 CB 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2630 28 -27 652 62% 2541
16
Shredder 6.0 UCI 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2630 65 -62 124 57% 2578
18
Fritz 6.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2623 23 -22 1014 63% 2529
19
Crafty 18.12/CB 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2617 31 -30 519 53% 2595
20
Shredder 5.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2606 31 -30 545 62% 2521
21
Junior 6.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2588 18 -18 1483 58% 2533
22
Chess Tiger 12.0 DOS 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2587 22 -22 1021 55% 2551
23
Shredder 5.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2586 20 -20 1176 56% 2544
24
Rebel Century 4.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2571 59 -61 138 44% 2612
25
Shredder 4.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2568 23 -22 986 58% 2508
26
Nimzo 8.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2554 24 -24 846 53% 2536
27
Fritz 5.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2553 24 -23 890 55% 2514
28
Nimzo 7.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2551 21 -21 1070 54% 2520
29
Junior 5.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2537 22 -22 996 52% 2520
30
Gandalf 5.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2532 73 -68 102 60% 2458
31
Gandalf 4.32f 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2531 28 -28 627 51% 2524
32
Hiarcs 7.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2527 21 -21 1131 47% 2546
33
Hiarcs 7.01 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2521 30 -31 525 43% 2573
34
SOS 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2520 19 -19 1307 47% 2539
35
Gandalf 4.32h 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2518 36 -36 378 53% 2498
36
Rebel Century 3.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2517 30 -30 546 49% 2523
37
Chessmaster 8000 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2516 44 -45 251 45% 2549
38
Goliath Light 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2507 24 -24 857 42% 2565
39
Crafty 17.07/CB 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2490 23 -23 912 47% 2513
40
Nimzo 99 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2485 22 -22 996 44% 2528
41
MChess Pro 8.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2478 25 -26 753 40% 2549
42
Genius 6.5 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2474 29 -29 565 48% 2487
43
Crafty 18.12/CB 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2472 35 -37 384 41% 2539
44
Zarkov 5.0 64MB P200 MMX 2406 25 -25 789 40% 2477
45
WChess2000 64MB P200 MMX 2354 31 -32 522 36% 2457
46
R30 v. 2.5 2274 41 -38 343 69% 2135
47
Meph Genius 68 030 33 MHz 2195 43 -42 267 55% 2157
48
Berlin Pro 68 020 24 MHz 2125 24 -24 850 58% 2071
49
Atlanta SH7000 20 MHz 2089 29 -28 647 69% 1948
50
Sapphire II 2009 34 -32 464 63% 1919
 
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Comments

Very often a new version of a chess program is soon followed by another corrected/improved (?) version. Sometimes the official name isn't changed and sometimes it's called X.1 or something similar. In SSDF we have usually upgraded to the new version, but often the results of the older and newer programs have been mixed and presented under the same name. Sometimes we have time to restart the testing.

When Steen Suurballe provided a corrected version of his program, we decided to stop testing Gandalf 5.0 after about 200 games, and instead played with Gandalf 5.1 Athlon 1200 MHz. Now we have reached 595 tournament games, and it has a rating of 2646. That is only four points more than v. 5.0 has. The conclusion is that we cannot demonstrate any difference between the strengths of the two program versions.

Another new program is Fritz 7.0 (7.0.0.6) K6-2 450 MHz. Whereas Fritz 7 on A1200 is 16 points above Deep Fritz, on this slower hardware the situation is reversed. Fritz 7 has 21 points less than DF and has a rating of 2631.

We have played 124 games with the UCI-version of Shredder 6.0 K6-2 450 MHz, using the opening book of Sandro Necchi. So far the rating is 2630. With so few games it's difficult to draw any conclusions concerning which opening book Shredder 6.0 might benefit most from.

Fritz 7.0 A1200 is still leading, but has lost 18 points since March 27. The two Tiger-versions have gained 8 and 12 points respectively. Shredder 6.0 has six points more, Junior 7.0 nine more points and Shredder 5.32 has added eight points.

We have now started to play with the Paderborn-version of Shredder 6.0. When ChessBase sends us Hiarcs 8.0, we will immediately start to test it.

Next list will appear in early July.

Thoralf Karlsson

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