The Tiger climbs to the top of the list

12/27/2001 – In the latest computer rating list we have a new leader: Chess Tiger, written by Christophe Théron and running in the ChessBase interface now standsfour Elo points above Fritz, which has topped the last seven lists in a row. The old Fritz, mind you – testing on the versionthat will play Vladimir Kramnik is still in progress. You will find the December list more

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THE SSDF RATING LIST of October 2001
based on 81185 games played by 226 computers
    THE SSDF RATING LIST 2001-10-02   81185 games played by  226 computers
Rating + - Games Won Oppo
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1 Deep Fritz 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2726 55 -51 182 65% 2618
2 Gambit Tiger 2.0 256MB Athlon 1200 2720 50 -48 205 59% 2653
3 Chess Tiger 14.0 CB 256MB Athlon 1200 2703 49 -46 230 65% 2592
4 Shredder 5.32 256MB Athlon 1200 2699 50 -47 222 67% 2577
5 Junior 7.0 256MB Athlon 1200 2679 61 -59 140 59% 2615
6 Deep Fritz 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2654 27 -26 731 63% 2560
7 Gandalf 4.32h 256MB Athlon 1200 MHz 2653 68 -63 119 61% 2574
8 Gambit Tiger 2.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2640 30 -29 592 66% 2521
9 Chess Tiger 14.0 CB 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2632 32 -30 537 66% 2518
10 Junior 7.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2624 45 -42 271 65% 2518
11 Fritz 6.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2623 23 -23 968 64% 2521
12 Shredder 5.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2601 24 -23 928 63% 2509
13 Shredder 5.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2600 36 -34 409 61% 2517
14 Junior 6.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2596 20 -19 1305 61% 2514
15 Chess Tiger 12.0 DOS 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2582 24 -24 857 58% 2525
16 Shredder 4.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2566 23 -23 944 59% 2505
17 Fritz 5.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2552 25 -25 804 58% 2497
18 Nimzo 7.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2551 23 -23 937 57% 2498
19 Nimzo 8.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2549 26 -26 715 54% 2521
20 Junior 5.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2536 24 -24 835 56% 2491
21 Gandalf 4.32f 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2532 28 -28 627 51% 2525
22 Hiarcs 7.32 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2522 25 -24 809 52% 2506
22 Hiarcs 7.01 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2522 34 -34 419 46% 2550
24 SOS 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2519 21 -21 1130 50% 2519
24 Rebel Century 3.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2519 30 -30 546 49% 2525
26 Chessmaster 8000 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2516 44 -45 251 45% 2549
27 Gandalf 4.32h 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2511 41 -41 286 52% 2496
28 Goliath Light 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2502 27 -27 668 44% 2545
29 Nimzo 99 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2490 24 -24 867 48% 2504
30 Crafty 17.07/CB 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2488 24 -24 857 47% 2506
31 Fritz 5.32 64MB P200 MMX 2478 17 -17 1679 50% 2476
32 Genius 6.5 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2475 29 -29 565 48% 2488
33 Chessmaster 6000 64MB P200 MMX 2474 61 -53 184 76% 2278
33 MChess Pro 8.0 128MB K6-2 450 MHz 2474 28 -28 629 42% 2532
35 Hiarcs 7.32 64MB P200 MMX 2469 22 -22 1042 53% 2448
36 Nimzo 99 64MB P200 MMX 2447 23 -23 885 51% 2440
37 Junior 5.0 64MB P200 MMX 2432 18 -19 1429 45% 2469
38 Rebel 9.0 47MB P200 MMX 2421 24 -23 900 61% 2342
39 Shredder 3.0 64MB P200 MMX 2417 20 -20 1190 49% 2424
40 Zarkov 5.0 64MB P200 MMX 2409 25 -26 749 42% 2469
41 Shredder 2.0 58MB P200 MMX 2402 19 -19 1314 44% 2441
42 Genius 5.0 DOS 46MB P200 MMX 2391 20 -20 1197 49% 2395
42 MChess Pro 8.0 64MB P200 MMX 2391 27 -27 681 53% 2367
44 Gandalf 3.0 64MB P200 MMX 2365 41 -40 307 59% 2297
45 WChess2000 64MB P200 MMX 2355 31 -32 522 36% 2457
46 R30 v. 2.5 2274 41 -38 343 69% 2135
47 Meph Genius 68 030 33 MHz 2198 45 -44 248 55% 2161
48 Berlin Pro 68 020 24 MHz 2125 24 -24 850 58% 2071
49 Atlanta SH7000 20 MHz 2090 29 -28 647 69% 1949
50 Sapphire II 2012 35 -33 444 63% 1916

Until 1998 the SSDF rating list came out rather regularly, about every 6-7 weeks. During the recent years the time interval has increased to ten weeks in average. The present list now appears more than 16 weeks after the former one... Where will this end?

Although it might seem so, we have no intention to cancel the publication of the SSDF rating list! The reason for the present delay is our ongoing shift of hardware. We wanted to include six of the strongest programs on the faster hardware on the first occasion. And this takes time, especially since our capacity is split between faster and slower hardware.

Since June 11, we have played 2143 new tournament games. What conclusions can be drawn from these games? The strength of the new programs doesn't differ much from their predecessors, unfortunately. But new hardware continues to give significant increases in their SSDF ratings! It could be that some programs earn clearly more than others on faster hardware. And Deep Fritz is still on the top of the list!

Let's first look at the new programs on K6-2 450. Junior 7.0 K6-2 450 MHz has a rating of 2624 after 271 games, which is 28 points more than Junior 6.0 has. More games will show if this is a significant increase or not. We have played 409 games with Shredder 5.32 K6-2, and it's present rating is 2600. As can be seen it has practically speaking the same rating as Shredder 5.0, only one point differs. The result for Gandalf 4.32h K6-2 450 MHz is 21 points less than what the predecessor 4.32f has.

Among the older programs on K6-2 450 MHz, there are some changes worth mentioning. Chessmaster 8000 has received 14 more points, Gambit Tiger 2.0 has gone down 10 points and Nimzo 8.0 K6-2 is seven points up.

Athlon 1200 MHz with 256MB RAM is the new hardware level on the SSDF rating list. The average rating increase is so far 84 points! Junior 7.0 has earned the least, with only 55 points. Shredder 5.32 is 99 points up and Gandalf 4.32h has 142 points more!! OK, we have only played 119 games with Steen Suurballes program, so much could change with more games. But since the speed gain for Gandalf 4.32h is larger than for other programs, it might well be that the trend is true.

The main difference between Athlon 1200 and K6-2 450 comes from the above mentioned. On Athlon Shredder 5.32 is higher placed than Junior 7.0, and Gandalf 4.32h is much closer to the top of the list. Deep Fritz is leading on both lists, closely followed by the two Tiger-versions.

The next list will probably appear in November. Hopefully Fritz 7.0 will be included on that list

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