No, it can't, since playchess.com is the server by chessbase and the protocol to connect is not open and it would be illegal to create a program which connects to this server. Anyway, some major updates are planned for the GUI, so also the Client for ChessOK's chess server will be updated (the first version will have already svg pieces and little improvements) and engine vs. engine play support is one of the plans.
Note that accessing online databases is too slow for engine vs. engine play, but of course it helps in analysis (it automatically adds the best line from the online bases).
Will this be in the upcoming release or as a free update later?
To me Free Internet chess server access is useless without engine vs. engine play support.
I, for one, don't think that I would pay this price. If there are full assurances that there will be persistent hash, I might reconsider.
Rybka 2.3.2a MP(deep) was 59€
Rybka 2.3.2a SP was 34€.
Difference between Deep and single was 24€
Now i see that:
Aquarium with Deep Rybka 3 is 95€ while
Aquarium with Single Rybka 3 is 54€
Difference between Deep and single is 41€ !!!!!
Why so much big difference?
remember your euros also go to fund rybka 4 at 3340 elo we hope.
>is it really worth while arguing over 16 euro, when you get such stunning performances. if you get 240 elo lead over the the next best software, I >am worried that rybka team is getting ripped off.
Actually it depends on what you want it for. If you want it for eng-eng games at normal/common time controls then yes you are right. But if you want it for eng-eng games of 1 month per move, then i don't think you will notice a 240 ELO lead. Rather a much smaller one.
Junior 10 50 100
Shredder 11 50 100
Fritz 11 50
Hiarcs 12 50 100
Aquarium+Rybka3 54 95
Without VAT for Customers outside the European Union:
Fritz GUI + Junior 10 42€ 84€
Fritz GUI + Shredder 11 42€ 84€
Fritz GUI + Fritz 11 42€ --
Fritz GUI + Hiarcs 12 42€ 84€
Aquarium + Rybka3 54€ 95€
Including VAT for Customers inside the European Union:
Fritz GUI + Junior 10 50€ 100€
Fritz GUI + Shredder 11 50€ 100€
Fritz GUI + Fritz 11 50€ --
Fritz GUI + Hiarcs 12 50€ 100€
Aquarium + Rybka3 54€ 95€
Note that the price of Aquarium+Rybka 3 is from the http://www.ukgamesshop.com shop.
>And how much extra will it cost to get Rybka 3 MP without aquarium?
Actually the MP version comes with multiple Aquaria (or at least a really Deep one), so getting rid of all of them will cost even more. :-P
But if it answers to your every wish, and you will not necesarily be thinking the whole time when the next one will come out which will be better, then, I would be interested to wait even 6 months (after release ) until I can afford it, and then order it, even for that price.
But there are still many things in the competition which it is not top, and I would be wanting to check positions with other machines which are within 200 elo of Rybka 3, for ideas and understanding which Rybka 3 might not have seen.
However, this high price is for London. If ordered from Rybka, it might be half that!
Would this mean Rybka 3 mp will be limited to 8 cores???.
It would probably up my chances in Freestyle, but why the limit?
Will there be Ultra Deep Rybka version?
How many customers have more than 8 cores or are going to have more than 8 cores in the next year?
My guess is less than 10 and
I think that it is a bad idea to spend special time on them.
Like last editions, people will just rent 8-16 core machines when available to them. I think I would play differently when I new my opponent used a 8-core at best.
Deep Rybka 3 Aquarium is the ultimate multi-core/multiprocessor chess engine available! Capable of utilising up to 8 CPU cores simultaneously resulting in much faster analysis and playing strength depending on your hardware. For example, on Dual-Core hardware Deep Rybka 3 Aquarium runs nearly twice as fast as on a single core processor. Deep Rybka 3 Aquarium even works on single core processor systems so you can use it today in the knowledge it can grow with your new hardware to future proof your purchase decision.
# Current Computer Chess World Champion - Rybka won the 15th World Computer Chess Championship in Amsterdam with 10/11 (+9 =2 -0)
# Estimated Elo rating of 3150, that's 100 points better than Rybka 2.3!
# Leads all independent computer chess rating lists
# Fisherandom/Chess960 World Champion
# By far the most successful chess program in recent years
Utilize the full power of Rybka 3 with Aquarium. The new interface designed specifically for Rybka
# A graphical user interface (GUI) designed for Rybka
# Takes full advantage of all Rybka features
# A database with 4 000 000 games (on 07.08.2008)
# Free Internet chess server access
# On-line access to Nalimov endgame tablebases (3-6 pieces)
# Chess Resource Server: Weekly updates, exchange data
# Unprecedented analysis features: Infinite analysis, blunder check, game analysis, interactive deep analysis (IDeA)
# Handicap play (Elo-level 900-3100; material handicaps)
# Fischerandom/Chess960 support
# State of the art chess trees (fast, powerful, compact).
# Engine matches and tournaments.
# Supports hundreds of chess playing engines: UCI/WinBoard
# As well as all of this you can add engine Rybka 3 UCI to the main chess programs e.g. Fritz, ChessBase, Chess Assistant and etc.
# Deep Rybka 3 UCI includes versions for 32 Bit and 64 Bit processors.
I'm beginning to think we really need those FAQ threads...
Watch THIIIIIS http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=chnew439&Category_Code=
Please note how the top three moves are 2.38 while the next three are 2.63. This is because Aquarium isn't capable of showing any score inbetween these values in IDeA, so the values shown are like "dummy" values. I know this proves nothing but that's what I'm talking about.
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