Vitruvius is the Chess Engine with a penchant for human positional play
Vitruvius is a chess engine complying to the UCI
(Universal Chess Interface) standard. It may be installed on all major commercial programs such as Fritz©, Schredder©, Aquarium©, ChessBase©, Chess Assistant©, and free programs such as Arena, Scid Josè o Winboard.
Vitruvius is built on the skeleton structure of the free Ippolit programs (RobboLito, Igorrit, IvanHoe) from which it inherits certain caracteristics and pecularties. It is however a chess engine in its own right exhibiting a very original style of play with a highly speculative tendency. Thanks to its finely tuned positional vision, Vitruvius shows a readiness to sacrifice a pawn or two, the exchange and sometimes even a whole piece, for purely positional compensation.
Some spectacular gamesVitruvius is a genius at getting winning games with passed pawns. (Robert Flesher, http://talkchess.com)
Main technical features
- Playing strength above the 3100ELOmark
- Supports multi-threading up to 16CPUs
- Supports Large Pages (15% speed increase)
- Intensive exploitation of modern CPUs (hardware functions POPCNT, SSE4.2, AVX, AES, etc.)
- Compatable with endgame tables (RobboTotalBases and RobboTriplesBases) up to 6 pieces, including 'blocked position tables'
- Detects and exploits zugzwang positions
- Very human and speculative approach tio the game
- Hugely strong Opening Book (Anti-Engine-Chess-Book).
Our and Vitruvius’ mission
Vitruvius’ goal is to promote powerful, human-like-play in order that players of all strengths and levels can benefit from its use in their preparation for their over the board engagements.
The current version has been used by strong IMs in their preparation, training and study and it has proved itself time and again to be a very helpful and ‘unforgiving’ sparring partner.
Our 'guinee pigs’ working on the Opening Book have been able to prepare and test a whole series of extremly focused and original plans, higly creative on a positional and psychological basis (positiona sacrifices), and Vitruvius has found some higly interesting novelities in more than one opening.
The perfect chess sparring partner
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