Which is the strongest chess engine in the world.

  • #1

    I am not talking about "Deep Blue" and stuff, which has been disassembled at present, I would like to know the current strongst chess playing engine in the 21st century.

    Comments and Suggestions would be appreciated

  • #2

    Do you mean software or hardware?

    Software: Under standard OTB time controls, Houdini 3 pro is considered the strongest.

    Hardware: Depends on how much money you want to throw at it. There are supercomputers with over a thousand CPU modules out there.

  • #3

    some says Houdini is the best 

  • #4
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  • #5

    Nice thread necro. As of now (November 2014), Stockfish 5 and Komodo 8 are the strongest software.

  • #6

    I think Komodo 8 is a little bit stronger than Stockfish 5 but both of them are extremely strong engines.

  • #7

    what is chess engine

  • #8

    Look at what stockfish is doing to the tcec and you get your answer.

    http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php

  • #9
    isaacthebird wrote:

    Look at what stockfish is doing to the tcec and you get your answer.

    http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php

    Granted, Komodo has yet to play its 9th game, which will likely be a win and put it back in 2nd place. Even so, the latest dev version of SF appears to be tactically stronger than Komodo in the sense that it finds more wins against the weaker engines. The final between the two will be very interesting to watch.

  • #10
  • #11
    rdecredico wrote:

    Whichever engine is running on the most powerful/fastest processor.

    Not exactly true:


    http://en.chessbase.com/post/komodo-8-the-smartphone-vs-desktop-challenge

  • #12
    rdecredico wrote:
    FirebrandX wrote:
    rdecredico wrote:

    Whichever engine is running on the most powerful/fastest processor.

    Not exactly true:


    http://en.chessbase.com/post/komodo-8-the-smartphone-vs-desktop-challenge

    Don't believe the hype.

     

    There's no hype. I just proved you wrong. The last 10 years have shown that software development has far more impact on chess strength than hardware. Naturally if you get two top engines playing on different hardware, then of course whichever hardware is faster does become a scaling factor. But what you said as a blanket statement is patently false. The TCEC is a perfect example, where all the engines have been playing on the exact same hardware, and yet Stockfish and Komodo are the ONLY undefeated engines. Care to explain the "hype" about that?

  • #13

    It's currently a two horse race between Komodo 8 and Stockfish if we're talking about match play.  Which is kind of funny because when humans use engines, they don't care about how they are programmed to play each other, they care about finding moves after a reasonable amount of time.  Houdini 4 would be better in this year's TCEC standings if it didn't have issues with its time management.  But all anyone will see is that Houdini is currently in 4th place in stage 3 of TCEC and assume that Houdini is "weaker".

  • #14

    Magnus Carlsen. Don't leave him running in dead drawn positions though as he will play on until something is broken.

  • #15

                 

    Legendary_Race_Rod wrote:

    Magnus Carlsen. Don't leave him running in dead drawn positions though as he will play on until something is broken.

     

    Very Funny!!!

  • #16

    Also technically, Komodo is the only undefeated engine through stages 1 and 2.  Stockfish lost to Gull in stage 1.

  • #17
    SilentKnighte5 wrote:

    Also technically, Komodo is the only undefeated engine through stages 1 and 2.  Stockfish lost to Gull in stage 1.

    Actually you're right I forgot that there was the strange loss in stage 1. Nevertheless, my point remains clear: All engines are NOT equal on the same hardware.

  • #18

    Chess engines are not allowed on Chess.com= you will be baned fro playingCry

  • #19

    Best engine is...V Twin. Hook a chain around the computer and up to the bike and drag it into oblivion, destroying the hardware that holds the software, in this case any chess engine, then ride off in victory into the sunset with a triumphant holler.

  • #20

    Probably Komodo. But don't plan on cheating.

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