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Just to clarify, I'm not saying that the company handling the payments are actively involved in any dodgy activities, only that it seems that some dodgy firms have used this company.
good... you are finally leaving the dark side. Come to the light, and all that is Apple.
VMWare Fusion + Windows Install Disk + Chessbase or whatever works great and is what I primarily use.
Hiarcs Chess Explorer is a pretty decent and is usable but isn't really up to par with CB I bought it because of the positive feedback I've heard, and it really isn't bad. But the big issue is that you can't really use the majority of engines with it. Still, you can get Hiarcs, Stockfish, Komodo, and a few others working -- just not Rybka or Houdini, which are the one's most people really want. There are some free options like SCID, but they all pretty well suck compared to the payware options. If you have a student in the family, the student pricing for VMWare is very reasonable. If you don't have a student, it's a bit pricey and you can look into other options: https://www.virtualbox.org works pretty darn well and is free.
I don't like VMWare becaus it is more limitted than windows. I only use it when I need to use codeblocks.
I got Hiarcs Chess Explorer a few months ago, really enjoying it. Great chess s/w for the Mac, rivals Chessbase in mnay ways which I used for years. Just had another free update with a live games feature so now I can watch the candidate matches.
I purchased from the http://www.hiarcs.com website, no problems encountered, I received my download and license key immediately after purchase.
The rating difference between Rybka, Stockfish and Critter is extremely minimal.
i work in apple for 3 years in macchess the best engine or machine for mac machine will come in 2014 but engine is free engine rating is 3000 machine rating is 5000
That's awesome. I'm hoping to get Deep Hiarcs for my bday :)
Until the mac gets houdini and chessbase, the platform will be considered second rate. Whats the point in getting a mac when you can't get the top programs for it.
I'm from Mexico and bought my Hiarc Chess Explorer for Mac two months ago online, easy, fast and without a problem. Great software for Mac. I watched all the Candidates live online via URL.
If you go to Chessbomb.net and look at the nTCEC tournament you will see that Hiarc is 6th place out of 8 engines... not exactly awe enspiring.
Which is why most of the time I use the Stockfish engine for Analysis when using the HIARCS Chess Explorer UI (Or ChessX) . Yet I often find that the HIARCS engine has insights into the opening that seem to escape other engines. Whichever engine one uses it is a good idea to test them with other engines and also to go deeply into the analysis.
what is a troll?
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Mastery of Finishing Touch
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Could MEsserman be the next Hikaru?
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Truly amazing game position
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Computer Level = what rating?
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Add Session Block Option
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