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by Frank Quisinsky / Klaus Wlotzka,
... current: v08.13-93
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: August 19th, 2017, 23:00

GoTo inside these site ...
Downloads, Dia-Show, Update History, Readme, 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


Downloads: Project Cockpit

Basic Engines Nr. 01 - Nr. 10, 212.525 of 416.140 (10 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 51,07%
60 sec. per position, 4.096 for hasht., 6 cores / 10 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-5930K, 4.3Ghz, Windows 10 Prof.

Experimental Engines Nr. 11 - Nr. 13, 006.448 of 124.842 (03 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 5,16%
90 sec. per position, 4.096 for hasht., 4 cores / 8 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-4770K, 4.0Ghz, Windows 7 Prof. x64

Analyses (1)
26.146 positions
Houdini (v01)
March 26th, 2017
Shredder (v02)
April 16th, 2017
Fire (v03)
May 05th, 2017
Wasp (v04)
May 24th, 2017
Chiron (v05)
June 12th, 2017
Booot (v06)
July 14th, 2017
Texel (v07)
July 26th, 2017
Andscacs (v08)
August 16th, 2017

ASMFishM (v09)
after 12.83%

Komodo (v10)
Analyses (2)
15.468 positions
Houdini (v11)
Shredder (v12)
Fire (v13)
Wasp (v14)
Chiron (v15)
Booot (v16)
Texel (v17)
Andscacs (v18)
ASMFishM (v19)
Komodo (v20)
Analyses (3)
41.614 positions

(experimental engines)
Spark (vE1)
still running
Juinior (vE2)
Hakkapeliitta (vE3)

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

Excel workbooks, dia-show,
docu, readme, basics
current FEOBOS result
excel v08.13-93,
docu (ger.) v1.39

by K. Wlotzka
 kecr v08.00-19,
docu (ger.) v1.6

by K. Wlotzka
docu (ger.)
Febr. 26th, 2017
2,418 bytes
  v8 current
FEOBOS basics
All project files,
summary in Mb:


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The core idea of this project!
Excel workbooks by Klaus Wlotzka
With v08.13-93 means:
v08 FEOBOS / .13 = 13% of still running engine analyses / -93 = version number of Excel workbook!


Last changes:
Important changes listed only

FEOBOS (August 18th, 2017): FEOBOS v8 with an important tool by Ferdinand Mosca released!
FEOBOS basics
(August 12th, 2017): 15.468 error checked new lines! The important "Basics" are updated!

(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"
(August 17th, 2017): For the new tool by Ferdinand Mosca we added a new worksheet "FEOBOS"!
(August 16th, 2017): Important bugfix for our ranking system & worksheet "eval-out", light improvements to worksheet "Engines" again.

(August 16th, 2017): Worksheet "ECO" & "Engines" improved.
(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 has already been written. File format is *.xlsb from now on.
(August 11th, 2017): Different changes to the experimental engines, group of engine we test changed!
(August 08th, 2017): New worksheet "Cleaning tool" development for 1. Bad positions, 2. 0.00 draw positions, 3. Manually rejected positions.
(August 06th, 2017): Optimization for different formulas. Statistics on "Start Feobos" overworked.
(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. The formulars are reduced again.
(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.
(August 02nd, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas reduced the workbook. Different bugfixes and code cleaning.
(July 30th, 2017): Now possible to reject positions manually. We rejected 998 of 26.146 positions with different lenght of lines inside the ECO codes (produced doubles).
(July 22nd, 2017): Changes in worksheet "Start FEOBOS", quantity of rejected positions without queen & rejected positions with same capture moves.
(July 22nd, 2017): Changes in worksheet "Engines", average of positive / negative eval.
(July 14th, 2017): Small bugfixes if lesser as 2 engines in different worksheets. Small bugfix in worksheet "Automatic Test-Set".
(July 09th, 2017): Bufixes on "ECO" & "Engines" worksheets.

KECR v19: (August 19th, 2017): Statistical results now more easy 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 builld from the produced ratings (
sorry for it, but all here is still under development and often not easy).
KECR v16: (August 16th, 2017): Andscacs 0.91 BMI2 x64 results added.
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.

Click on diagrams to enlarge!

FEOBOS v8.13-93:

An excel workbook with 4.56 millions of formulas!
Looking in DNA of engines & A00-E99 opening systems!

01. "Start FEOBOS" v93
4.56 millions formulas

02. "Settings" v89
for your own settings

03. "Eval" v89
how you can reject positions

04. "Eval exp" v89
details to evals

05. "Eval exp" v89
better for our eyes

06. "Engines exp." v89
special for exp. engines

07. "ECO" v89
stats to the ECO codes

08. "ECO" v89
stats to rejects ECO codes

09. "Moves" v89
stats to the first move

10. "Engines" v89
engine stats

11. "Engines" v90
engine similarities 1

12. "Engines" v90
engine similarities 2

13. "Eval out" v89
important sort features

14. "Automatic Test-Set" v89
Ranking feature!

15. "Engine results" v89
for each analyzed engine

16. "Set by hand" v92
for manually input

17. "Cleaning tool" v92
for reject positions numbers

18. "FEOBOS" v92
Necessary for a tool by F. Mosca

19. "Ranking" v93
Short explanation


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KECR v8.00-19:

An excel workbook with 6.47 millions of formulas!
An ranking system to ECO codes!

KECR 01. "Rating List" v19
6.47 millions formulas

KECR 02. "Rating_all_ECO" v19
for each ECO code an own ranking

KECR 03. "Database" v19
collection of engine analysis

KECR 04. "Statistics" v19
statistics 1

KECR 05. "Statistics" v19
statistics 2

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Update History

-                      v10: Komodo 11.22 x64 ; Soon ...
-                      v09: ASMFishM 20170814 BMI2 x64 ; Still running ...
- August 18th, 2017    FEOBOS based since v8 on our own ranking system, thanks to Ferdinand Mosca!
- August 16th, 2017    v08: Andscacs 0.91 BMI2 x64
- August 12th, 2017    upd.1: 15.468 new positions worked into FEOBOS 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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Time of project:    12 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 hashtables
- 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 workfile 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" database was cleaned and where analyzed with (exactly
the same I do before):

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 hashtables
- 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).

= 26.146 + 15.468 = 41.614 basic positions without dublicates and move transpositions
for FEOBOS project. Or 93.794 basic positions with move transpositions.

Main interest:

- a strong PGN database for engine-engine matches / tourneys / rating list systems.
- a strong PGN database for openings book developers.
- a strong PGN database for Arena Chess GUI "PGN-Random" feature.
- a strong PGN database for building test-sets for engine research.

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

- move transpositions are included in project files in additional databases
  (important for opening book developers).
- 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)
- nevertheless, enough _balanced_ lines to all 500 ECO codes are inside!
- since FEOBOS v8 the opening books based on FEOBOS ranking system numbers.

Used material:

- International opening keys by Sergiu Samarian, ISBN: 3-88805-299-8
- Small Encyclopedia of chess openings, ISBN: 978-86-7297-060-9
- different other sources of games!

- Excel: Professional workbooks by Klaus Wlotzka
- Tools: 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"
- Tool: PGN Extract by David J. Barnes, https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/djb/pgn-extract/
- Tool: ELOstat by Dr. Frank Schubert, http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_download.htm
- Tools by Ferdinand Mosca, http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_download.htm
- Program: Chessbase 14, http://www.chessbase.com
- Program: Fritz 15, http://www.chessbase.com
- Program: Shredder 13 by Stephan Meyer-Kahlen, http://www.shredderchess.com
- Program: 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:

- Norm Pollock, USA
  without Norm and his tools / helps many things aren't possible!
- 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 the ranking position and sort database to ranking number!
- Klaus Wlotzka, Germany
  Developing of professional Excel workbooks!
- Stefan Pohl, Germany
  some helps and hints!

Other helps are welcome anytime!

August 18th, 2017 (12:00)
Frank Quisinsky, Trier (Germany)

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FEOBOS v8 (August 18th, 2017)
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
Chessbase GUI with 0.4% steps!

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