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Crafty 23.4

  • Release Date: 2010
    Submitted By: rybka3dynamic
    Submitted On: 1/3/11, 1:33 AM
    Category: Playing & Engines
    Publisher: Dr. Robert M. Hyatt.
    OS: Win XP/Vista/7(both 32,64 bit)
    License: Free
    File Size: 538.5361KB
    Downloads: 7305
  • 4 votes: ++++-


Crafty is a chess program written by UAB professor Dr. Robert Hyatt. It is directly derived from Cray Blitz, winner of the 1983 and 1986 World Computer Chess Championships.Crafty recently finished in 2nd place in the 2010 Fifth Annual ACCA Americas' Computer Chess Championships. 

Crafty also finished in 2nd place in the 2010 World Computer Rapid Chess Championships.  Crafty won 7 out of 9 games, finishing just behind the 1st place winner Rybka by only 1/2 point.


  • by Jimulumulu

    Crafty is a winboard engine. Therefor will not install on Fritz. Fritz only supports the UCI protocol and it's own native chessbase format. If you wish to use crafty or any other winboard engine in the Fritz GUI you have to use  wb2uci.exe and  winboard232.exe . You may download them from this sitee Instructions are available on this webpage.

    Crafty is also availabe in native chessBase format. When you install Fritz 12 and newer you get a chessBase version of crafty named crafty.eng


  • by Oleg_Salukov


    This world champion 1983 and 1986.

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  • by lytonn

    Crafty est un WB1 winboard1 assez faible le grand Fabien Letouzey a réalisé quelque chose de mieux avec Fruit UCI.

  • by tewald

    I downloaded 23.6 from Crafty's web site, and then 23.4 from the link above. Fritz 13 can't "create" a UCI engine out of either of them. This is on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, and is as of July 13, 2013 (my granddaughter's 4th birthday. Happy birthday, Chelsea!).

  • by RealBulldozer

    I've downloaded it but I can't get it installed on my Fritz 12 Gui, help

  • by k78


    I second your oppinion, Regal1, especially the second part.

  • by Regal1

    Crafty's strength is approximately 2600+ ELO.  the_master_rybka's comment has NO merit!

  • by the_master_rybka

    this engine has very little strength ( or i would say no strength at ALL!!) .... downloading this garbage dump is a waste of time and ur computer memory 

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