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FEOBOS
The Crew ...
by Frank Quisinsky / Klaus Wlotzka,
... current: v09.82.e0.88-97
helps by Ferdinand Mosca / Norm Pollock

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® FEOBOS: Copyright Frank Quisinsky (Germany)
® FEOBOS & KECR Excel workbooks: Copyright Klaus Wlotzka (Germany)
® Game-Extractor & Positions Explorer & SPF-Tool: Copyright Ferdinand Mosca (Philippines)
    Positions Explorer: http://poseval.bitballoon.com/ (please wait a while for loading)
    Game Extractor v1.3 (2.61Mb), the SPF-Tool is included in the current FEOBOS version.

Last changes: September 23rd, 2017, 05:00

GoTo inside these site ...
Downloads, Dia-Show, Update History, Readme, Next steps, FEOBOS GUI settings



London Heathrow Airport, February 2017 (pic by myself)
We are working with strongest engines and full power too!
And are clear for take-off on runway FEOBOS
v9


 

Downloads: Project Cockpit

Basic Engines Nr. 01 - Nr. 10, 256.721 of 416.140 (10 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 61,69%
60 sec. per position, 4.096 for hash tables, 6 cores / 10 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-5930K, 4.3Ghz, Windows 10 Prof.

Experimental Engines Nr. 11 - Nr. 13, 036.486 of 124.842 (03 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 29,22%
90 sec. per position, max. 4.096 for hash tables, 4 cores / 8 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-4770K, 4.0Ghz, Windows 7 Prof. x64

Analyses (1)
26.146 positions
(basics)
Houdini (v01)
Mar. 26th, 2017
2,00Mb
Shredder (v02)
Apr. 16th, 2017
3,20Mb
Fire (v03)
May 05th, 2017
1,98Mb
Wasp (v04)
May 24th, 2017
3,30Mb
Chiron (v05)
Jun. 12th, 2017
3,25Mb
Booot (v06)
Jul. 14th, 2017
2,07Mb
Texel (v07)
Jul. 26th, 2017
3,30Mb
Andscacs (v08)
Aug. 16th, 2017
3,49Mb

ASMFishM (v09)
Sep. 05th, 2017
2,49Mb

Komodo (v10)
after 81,87%
2,05Mb

Analyses (2)
15.468 positions
(upd.1)
Houdini (v11)
soon
Shredder (v12)
soon
Fire (v13)
soon
Wasp (v14)
soon
Chiron (v15)
soon
Booot (v16)
soon
Texel (v17)
soon
Andscacs (v18)
soon
ASMFishM (v19)
soon
Komodo (v20)
soon
Analyses (3)
41.614 positions

(experimental engines)
Spark (ve1)
after 87,67%
4,50Mb
Juinior (ve2)
soon
Hakkapeliitta (ve3)
soon

yellow = still running, green = finished, cyan = missing, purple = still working, blue = FEOBOS bases, pink = project info

Excel workbooks, dia-show,
readme, basics,
current FEOBOS result
excel v09.82.e0.88-97,
docu (ger.) v1.44

by K. Wlotzka
61,60Mb
 kecr v10.00-30,
docu (ger.) v2.3

by K. Wlotzka
56,75Mb
dia-show
3,72Mb
readme
2,917 bytes
  v9
next after v10, v20
current (work files)
FEOBOS v9
with move
transpositions
3,46Mb
current (with books)
FEOBOS v9
without move
transpositions
28,06Mb
F I N A L
FEOBOS basics
6,27Mb
All project files,
summary in Mb:

187,10

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The core idea of this project!
Excel workbooks by Klaus Wlotzka
With v09.82.e0.88-97 means:
v09 FEOBOS standard engines / .82 = 82% of still running engine analyses /
.e0 FEOBOS experimental engines / .88 = 88% of still running engine analyses / -97 = version number of Excel workbook!

Last changes:
Important changes listed only

FEOBOS (September 05th, 2017): FEOBOS v9 without move transpositions with an useful tool by Ferdinand Mosca released (*.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin, contempt 1-5)!
FEOBOS
(August 27th, 2017): As next step we will start in September 2017 with a complete new documentation in German language.
FEOBOS
(August 27th, 2017): Developement of FEOBOS excel workbook is over. We are working in the next months max. on bugfixes and very small changes if necessary.
FEOBOS
(August 21st, 2017): FEOBOS v8 with move transpositions released (work files, have a look in the readme)!
FEOBOS
(August 18th, 2017): FEOBOS v8 without move transpositions with an useful tool by Ferdinand Mosca released (*.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin opening books included)!
FEOBOS basics
(August 12th, 2017): 15.468 error checked new lines! The important "Basics" are updated!


FEOBOS v97
(August 30th, 2017):
Final docu v1.43 added in German language!
FEOBOS v97
(August 27th, 2017): Worksheet "Settings" overworked. Bugfixes after the last changes for different graphics.
We are thinking that v97 is the final version!
FEOBOS v96
(August 26th, 2017): Some nice graphics added in different worksheets. New statistic in worksheet engines (quantity of main lines with first move only).
FEOBOS v95
(August 25th, 2017): 0,00 evals better marked under worksheet "Eval exp" and with a new view under "Engines".
FEOBOS v94
(August 24th, 2017): Exp. engines delete as ranking criterion. Some changes on "Engines exp." with a bugfix. Important hints to book contempt 1-5 on worksheet "FEOBOS".
FEOBOS v93
(August 19th, 2017): Explanation for our ranking system on an own worksheet. On "Start FEOBOS" a new stat ... So far x lines for highest book contempt.
FEOBOS v92
(August 17th, 2017): For the new tool by Ferdinand Mosca we added a new worksheet "FEOBOS"!
FEOBOS v90
(August 16th, 2017): Important bugfix for our ranking system & worksheet "eval-out", light improvements to worksheet "Engines" again.

FEOBOS v89
(August 16th, 2017): Worksheet "ECO" & "Engines" improved.
FEOBOS v88
(August 15th, 2017): 15.468 (upd.1) entries for ECO codes, move length set by hand for worksheet "set by hand". Worksheet "ECO" clearly improved.
FEOBOS v87 (August 12th, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas, a main topic for us. Place now for 42.000 engine analyses. 72 macros have already been written. File format is *.xlsb from now on.
FEOBOS v86
(August 11th, 2017): Group of engines we have interest to test changed!
FEOBOS v83
(August 08th, 2017): New worksheet "Cleaning tool" development for 1. Bad positions, 2. 0.00 draw positions, 3. Manually rejected positions.
FEOBOS v82
(August 06th, 2017): Optimization for different formulas. Statistics on "Start FEOBOS" overworked.
FEOBOS v81
(August 06th, 2017): New stats to move length for worksheet "ECO", changes for worksheet "set by hand" & "eval out".
FEOBOS v79 (August 04th, 2017): Again, formulas optimizations. Manually input for the new worksheet "set by hand". Some English corrections.
FEOBOS v76 (August 03rd, 2017): On "Start FEOBOS" we added parameters for 0.00 draw positions. Formulas are reduced again.
FEOBOS v75
(August 03rd, 2017): New feature to reject 0.00 draw lines added. With a lesser move length, the danger for fast 3-fold repetition is lesser as with a higher move length.
FEOBOS v74
(August 02nd, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas reduced the workbook. Different bugfixes and code cleaning.


KECR v30:
(September 23rd, 2017): Final docu v2.3 added in German language!
KECR v30:
(September 23rd, 2017): Comparsion of engines added. We are thinking that v30 is the final version!
KECR v28:
(September 21st, 2017): Elo calculation system added and some bugs fixed!
KECR v26:
(September 21st, 2017): New calculation in case if all engines found the same "best move". Means, that a calculation without such moves are possible now.
KECR v24:
(September 10th, 2017): Some nice graphics added in different worksheets.
KECR v23:
(September 08th, 2017): Point system you like now selectable!
KECR v22:
(September 08th, 2017): Part of ratings changed to 3-point system, 1:0 = 3 points, 1/2 : 1/2 = 1 point!
KECR v20:
(September 06th, 2017): Small bug on statistic worksheet (if 2 engines have the same result) fixed!
KECR v19:
(August 19th, 2017): Statistical results now easier to understand.
KECR v18:
(August 19th, 2017): The bug in v17 made in other parts of the worksheet problems too. The bug is now complete fixed.
KECR v17:
(August 17th, 2017): A very big bug are fixed. A complete other build from the produced ratings (
sorry for it, but all here is still under development and often not easy).
KECR v15: (August 12th, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas again. With place for 42.000 engine analyses. File format is *.xlsb from now on.

KECR v14: (August 05th, 2017): Bugfixes for written macros.



DIA-Show
Click on diagrams to enlarge!

FEOBOS v9.82.e0.88-97:

An excel workbook with 5.79 millions of formulas!
Looking in DNA of engines & A00-E99 opening systems!
         
         

01. "Start FEOBOS" v9.82.e0.88-97
Project overview!

02. "Settings" v9.00-97
Command center!

03. "Eval" v9.00-97
Rejected positions in detail

04. "Eval exp" v9.00-97
Engine eval details

05. "Eval exp" v9.00-97
Engine eval details as graphic
         

06. "Engines exp." v9.00-97
For other engines!

07. "ECO" v9.00-97
ECO stats

08. "Moves" v9.00-97
Stats to the first move

09. "Engines" v9.82.e0.88-97
Some useful engine stats

10. "Engines" v9.82.e0.88-97
Engine similarities 1 (pos.)
         

11. "Engines" v9.82.e0.88-97
Engine similarities 2 (in %)

12. "Eval out" v9.00-97
Sort features (important)!

13. "Test-Set" v9.00-97
Ranking features!

14. "Engine results" v9.00-97
Engine EPD's

15. "Set by hand" v9.00-97
For manually input!
         

16. "Cleaning tool" v9.00-97
Useful for reject pos.

17. "FEOBOS" v9.00-97
Necessary for a tool by
Ferdinand Mosca

18. "Ranking" v9.00-97
Explanation to our
FEOBOS Ranking System!
 
         


German: Anleitung v1.44 (*.pdf will be open)



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KECR v10.00-30:

An excel workbook with 7.73 millions of formulas!
An ranking system to ECO codes!
         
         

01. "Rating List" v10.00-30
Project overview!

02. "Rating_all_ECO" v10.00-30
Ratings for each ECO code!

03. "Database" v10.00-30
Engine analysis (first move)

04. "Statistics" v10.00-30
Statistics 1

05. "Statistics" v10.00-30
Statistics 2

06. "Comparsion v10.00-30
Build your engine comparsion

07. "Calculation" v10.00-30
Mathematics


German: Anleitung v2.3 (*.pdf will be open)

         

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Update History

-                       v10: Komodo 11.22 x64 ; Still running ...
-                       ve1:
Spark 1.0 x64 ;
Still running ...
- September 05th, 2017  v09:
ASMFishM 20170814 BMI2 x64
- August 21st, 2017     FEOBOS with move transpositions overworked, positions rejects by hand!

- August 18th, 2017     FEOBOS without move transpositions based since v8 on our ranking system, thanks Ferdinand!
- August 16th, 2017     v08: Andscacs 0.91 BMI2 x64
- August 12th, 2017     upd.1: 15.468 new positions worked into FEOBOS basic files.

- July 26th, 2017       v07: Texel 1.07a9 x64
- July 12th, 2017       v06: Booot 6.2 POP x64
- June 12th, 2017       v05: Chiron 4 x64
- May 24th, 2017        v04: Wasp 2.01 BMI2 x64
- May 06th, 2017        v03: Fire 5 POP x64
- April 16th, 2017      v02: Shredder 13 x64
- March 27th, 2017      v01: Houdini 5.01 Pro x64

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Readme

###############################
Time of project:      13 months
~ Release date:    January 2018

###############################




A) BASICS: 26.146 positions ...

You can find here 26.146 positions of selected "FCP Rating List" games (~ 80%), newer missed
grandmasters theory games from 2014-2016 (~ 5%) and additional game material, most based on rare
opening lines (~ 15%).

Games are from selected "FCP Rating List" material based on my own "FCP Live Book", that
were under many years of development. With my own "FCP Live Book" engines try to find often
new lines on its own after the end of ECO code lines.

Summarized, my basics comes from:

- high quality TOP-50 computer chess games on Intel® Core™ i7-4770K hardware with 4Ghz and
  40 moves in 10 minutes with an Elo average from around ~ 2950 - 2975.
- high quality correspondence games
- high quality grandmaster games
  I am working most of times with Chessbase & TWIC databases.

Before I start the project, my work files was cleaned and where analyzed with:

1. Stockfish January 16th, 2017 BMI2 x64
   Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30
2. Komodo 10.3 x64
   Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30

- Intel® Core™ i7-4770K, 4.0 GHz
- 4 Cores / 8 Threads (Hyperthreading)
- Windows 7 Professional
- 4Gb for hash tables
- 30 seconds per end position
- eval = 0.50 / -0.30


B) Upd.1: 15.468 positions ...

During the project, I saw different holes in my 26.146 database and I am searching in good
known theory relevant sources. I am building a new work file in combination with current
GM games on high level undo end of June 2017 and much other collected material from the
last months. Furthermore, more lines to rarely ECO codes searched / added.

Again, this "upd.1" work file was cleaned and where analyzed with the same engines I am
using for the 26.146 basic database:

1. Stockfish 8 BMI2 x64
   Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30
2. Komodo 10.3 x64
   Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30

- Intel® Core™ i7-4770K, 4.0 GHz
- 4 Cores / 8 Threads (Hyperthreading)
- Windows 7 Professional
- 4Gb for hash tables
- 30 seconds per end position
- eval = 0.50 / -0.30

As result I can offer a database with 15.468 new positions (without move transpositions,
most 3 moves after ECO code was formed).

= 41.614 new basic positions without dublicates and without move transpositions.
= 93.794 new basic positions without dublicates and with move transpositions.



Main interest:
--------------


- a strong PGN database for engine-engine matches / tourneys / rating list systems to
  balanced lines with clearly lesser probability in avoid fast draws (3-fold repetition).
- a strong PGN database for openings book developers.
  You can add the final FEOBOS result to your own opening book if you like.
- a strong PGN database for Arena Chess GUI "PGN-Random" feature.
- a strong PGN database, positions are sorted with a ranking system (database without
  move transpositions) for building any Test-Set for engine research.

- opening book in Shredder Classic GUI *.bkt format
- opening book in Chessbase GUI *.ctg format
- opening book in Polyglot *.bin format

From time to time current versions of my opening books will be available during the
project is still running, called FEOBOS v1, v2 ...




Additional information:
-----------------------


- the database with move transpositions are included in project files
  (important for opening book vs. opening book testing).
- length of lines = most 3 moves after the ECO code was formed, minimal 4-6 moves.
  Please have a look in the file: "__eco-code-length.txt" (can be found in basics)
- since FEOBOS v8 the opening books without move transpositions based on our own
  FEOBOS ranking system.
- With analyses of "Experimental engine" (*.epd files) you can replace "Standard
  engines" if you like. With worksheet "Engines exp." you can compare results
  between "Standard engines" and "Experimental engines".




Used material:
--------------


- International opening keys by Sergiu Samarian, ISBN: 3-88805-299-8
- Small Encyclopedia of chess openings, ISBN: 978-86-7297-060-9
  http://www.chessinformant.org/small-encyclopedia-of-chess-openings-3rd-edition/
- TWIC & different other sources of games!
  http://theweekinchess.com/

- Professional workbooks by Klaus Wlotzka
- 40H chess tools by Norm Pollock, http://40h.000webhostapp.com/
  "epdOrder.exe", "epdList.exe", "epdInsert", "idOpcode.exe", "epdFin.exe", "pgnFin.cmd",
  "epdTrim.exe", "truncate.exe", "summary.exe" & "ecolist.exe", tagInsert.exe, txtZeros.exe
- PGN Extract by David J. Barnes, https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/djb/pgn-extract/
- ELOstat by Dr. Frank Schubert, http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_download.htm
- Tools by Ferdinand Mosca, http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_download.htm
- Chessbase 14, http://www.chessbase.com
- Fritz 15, http://www.chessbase.com
- Shredder 13 by Stephan Meyer-Kahlen, http://www.shredderchess.com
- Polyglot by Fabien LETOUZEY & Huang Chen & Harm Gert Muller &  Fonzy Bleumers
  http://hgm.nubati.net/polyglot.exe (Polyglot 2.0.3)
  https://github.com/ddugovic/polyglot
  http://hardy.uhasselt.be/Toga/polyglot-release/
  http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man6/polyglot.6.html
  https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/PolyGlot
  Polyglot Book Creator v0.1 by Ferdinand Mosca:
  http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic_view=threads&p=711024&t=63635
  Polyglot Book Creator v0.2 by Ferdinand Mosca:
  http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic_view=threads&p=711153&t=63635
- Notepad ++ by Dan HO, https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

- OS: Windows 10 Professional, Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64
- Engines for analyses, http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_engines.htm




Helping persons:
----------------


- Klaus Wlotzka, Germany
  Developing of professional Excel workbooks!
- Ferdinand Mosca, Philippines
  "Game Extractor" to extract games in *.pgn format from a given pgn file!
  "Positions Explorer" and epd file with analysis or ce opcode!
  "SPF-Tool" to insert ranking number and sort *.pgn database to ranking number!
- Norm Pollock, USA
  without Norm and his tools / helps many things here aren't possible!
- Stefan Pohl, Germany
  some hints to the beginning of the project!


Other helps and hints are welcome anytime!



August 24th, 2017 (22:30)
Frank Quisinsky, Trier (Germany)



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Next steps

Engine analyses:
FEOBOS analyses by "Standard engines": Final with v20 around January 20th, 2018
FEOBOS analyses by "Experimental engines": Final with ve3 around December 20th, 2017

Opening books *.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin / databases *.pgn, *.epd:
FEOBOS without move transpositions: Next available after v10, v20
FEOBOS with move transpositions: Final version after v20

Documentation:
Project documentation in German language: Will be restart around December 2017

Game of FEOBOS (sure, not "Game of Thrones" but I will give my best)
Can be follow here:
__feobos-project-docu_ger.zip (0,00Mb) ... soon available!

Main opening book:
With the final FEOBOS version I will offer 6 opening books.

Without move transpositions *.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin:
Opening book 1-5 with "Contempt 1-5", have a look under:
http://www.amateurschach.de/common/feobos/excel/feobos.png

With move transpositions* .bkt, *.ctg, *.bin:
Opening book 6 with "Contempt 2"

 

My personal main opening book will be the *.bkt for Shredder GUI with move transpositions,
Opening book 6 with "Contempt 2".

Here I continue the work with by hand edit priorities, like "A highest priority, B, C, D".
This book replaced my older "FCP Live Book" I am using for FCP Rating List.
Some fine tuning planned from February - July 2018

Can be follow here: __work-files.zip (0,60Mb)

I have also interest to create a special book for Cutechess GUI
Honestly: To many things to do here and no plan for it at the moment.

 

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FEOBOS v9 (September 05th, 2017)
F
rank's Encyclopaedia Of Balanced Opening Systems

 

Note: Please be informed that FEOBOS v9 based on FEOBOS ranking system!

In download file you can find 5 *.ctg, 5 *.bkt and 5 *.bin opening books.
Adjust your own book setting! Please have a look in the following FEOBOS v8 examples:

 

FEOBOS v8 (August 18th, 2017)
F
rank's Encyclopaedia Of Balanced Opening Systems

Note: Please be informed that FEOBOS v8 based on FEOBOS ranking system!

105.449 moves based on
Ranking position number 1 - 21.084 (of 26.146),
most 3 moves after A00-E99 ECO codes formed!

Opening Book for Shredder GUI





You have to set the "IMPORTANT Book Options" under Shredder GUI!
Priority's & 1-0, 0:1 stats no longer necessary with a clean database!
With the result that we can offer very small opening books.






And the same for Chessbase GUI



Highest length in one of the 500 ECO codes is 17 moves.
Variety of play is 260 for an example. Of course, can be adjust if you like.
It's required or different ECO codes never played!

Shredder GUI made it better with 0.1% steps
as
Chessbase GUI with 0.4% steps!



In download directory can be found an *.bin opening book (Polyglot format) too.


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