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Up Topic The Rybka Lounge / Computer Chess / Will be a Houdini 7 engine? Any rumors?
- - By Zsolt Kántor (**) Date 2019-07-19 15:32
If anybody knows something please write . . .
Parent - - By Akbarfan (***) Date 2019-07-19 20:49
The rumors says: There is no Houdini 7 on the way. Unfortunately
Parent - - By Zsolt Kántor (**) Date 2019-07-19 20:59
Quite a time passed from the last release (November 2017) . . . other top engines are developed and kept up to date . . . I'm wondering why the developer of Houdini is not releasing/released a new version . . .
Parent - By Akbarfan (***) Date 2019-07-19 21:04
He is quit the engine development and has another job.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-20 06:23
There's no actual rumor, this is confirmed information.

Graham Banks has direct access to Robert Houdart, so he asked him about Houdini 7, and Houdart confirmed there's no plan whatsoever for a Houdini 7.

:sad:

Basically, our only chances for a Houdini 7 is that Graham Banks was lying (and why would he), or that he's in contact with someone pretending to be Houdart.

Otherwise, this seems pretty definitive (this happened last week).
Parent - By Zsolt Kántor (**) Date 2019-07-20 08:41
Thanks for the info.
Parent - - By Graham Banks (*****) Date 2019-07-20 22:28 Upvotes 1
Houdini Chess <houdini@cruxis.be>
Wed, Jul 10, 9:24 PM (11 days ago)
to me

Hello Graham,

Somebody is trolling you :).

There is no Houdini 7 in the making.

Best Regards,
Robert Houdart

Houdini Chess Engine
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-21 02:18
Thanks Graham.
Parent - By Zsolt Kántor (**) Date 2019-07-21 12:33
Thank you for the info!
Parent - - By CumnorChessClub (***) Date 2019-07-20 10:35
Robert has had no time since "Efficy appoints Robert Houdart, Houdini 6 creator, to the position of R&D Manager" https://www.efficy.com/efficy-appoints-robert-houdart-rd-director/
Parent - - By Zsolt Kántor (**) Date 2019-07-20 13:03 Upvotes 1
Nice job for Robert. I think Houdini 6 is still a great engine and even if it is not updated it will be still used/played with for a few years now on.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2019-07-21 02:22
Yes, Houdini 6 Contempt=10 plays like I always dreamed strong engines to play, if he continued I'm sure he could have topped the lists with an engine stronger than Stockfish 10. At least for a bit...
Parent - By Labyrinth (*****) Date 2019-07-21 16:10

>Yes, Houdini 6 Contempt=10 plays like I always dreamed strong engines to play,


Do you have some sample games by chance?
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