who's the strongest one of all?

12/9/2001 – When Fritz7 was released everyone was impressed – including our most competent beta tester, Vladimir Kramnik (as reported on October 17 below). But some thought maybe Fritz7 was not so good at blitz. Well, a young Canadian lady named Sarah Bird, who is a dedicated computer chess fan, decided to find out. She played literally thousands of games with top-class programs. You will find her results more

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Chessfun Rating Lists

The Chessfun site is the work of Sarah Bird, 27 years young, from Barrie, Ontario. Sarah first became interested in computer chess when she was given a copy of Fritz 5, the very first computer program that she owned. Since then she has bought or been given gifts of all the top programs.

Sarah became so interested in computer chess that she gave up playing and spent her time testing computer programs instead. Her other favorite things are "my dog, my snowmobile and VACATIONS!!"

Here are the current Chessfun rating lists (December 7, 2001). The lightening chess list was calculated from the results of over 1000 games by each of the programs. Both lists are based on a total of almost 20,000 games played on Sarah's computers.

Note that Fritz 7 is the first engine that was delivered with the program. Fritz 7a is the engine that is currently on the CD and which is automatically installed when you upgrade any version of the program. The way to upgrade is by logging into the Playchess server. If your Fritz 7 is up-to-date nothing will happen; if it is not, the server will offer to upgrade and will do so in a few minutes. You have to do nothing but click Okay once or twice. Fritz 7 (NoMMX) is the engine that is automatically used on older computers that were built in pre-MMX days.

Long games

5693 games, top 36 programs – minimum 70 games to qualify
All games minimum of 30 mins game – majority 5000+ are 60 mins or more

 
Rating + - Games Av Op
1
Fritz 7 2654 52 -46 130 2573
2
Fritz 7a 2654 52 -48 130 2575
3
Fritz 7 (NoMMX) 2643 51 -40 142 2573
4
Gambit Tiger 2.0 2636 24 -20 607 2564
5
Deep Fritz 2624 29 -24 455 2578
6
Chess Tiger 14.0 2623 28 -21 494 2574
7
Junior 7 2613 41 -34 263 2593
8
Gambit Tiger 1.0 2590 36 -29 321 2555
9
Shredder 5.32 2584 51 -38 178 2574
10
Fritz 6 2575 19 -14 1173 2549

The full list and all statistics can be found here...

Lightning Chess

14040 games 27 programs – All games 1min + 1sec, Deep Fritz gui, Ponder=Off
All 3, 4 and 5 person tablebases – Thunderbird 1200 Mhz, 48 mb hashtables

 
Rating
+
-
Games Av Op
1
Fritz 7a 2679
16
-22
1040 2545
2
Chess Tiger 14.0 2622
18
-18
1040 2547
3
Gambit Tiger 2.0 2620
18
-18
1040 2547
4
Fritz 7 (No MMX) 2601
19
-18
1040 2548
5
Fritz 7 2600
19
-18
1040 2548
6
Junior 6a 2587
20
-17
1040 2549
7
Fritz 6 2583
20
-17
1040 2549
8
Junior 7 2574
20
-18
1040 2549
9
Deep Junior 7 2569
20
-18
1040 2549
10
Shredder 5.32 2566
21
-17
1040 2549

The full list and all statistics can be found here...

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