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® FEOBOS Copyright: Frank Quisinsky (Germany)
® Excel workbook & KECR Copyright: Klaus Wlotzka (Germany)
® Game-Extractor & Positions Explorer Copyright: Ferdinand Mosca (Philippines)
    Positions Explorer: http://poseval.bitballoon.com/ (please wait a while for loading)

Last changes: July 22nd, 2017, 21:15

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Downloads / Dia-Show, Update History, Readme, FEOBOS GUI settings


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yellow = working on it (possible that files often will be updated)
pink = info only, red = test not possible (maybe later), cyan = comming soon

178.394 of 393.750 positions analyzed by 10 engines = 45,30%

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)
after 82,18%
Andscacs (v08)
Stockfish (v09)
Komodo (v10)
Analyses (2)
12.229 positions
Houdini (v11)
Shredder (v12)
Fire (v13)
Wasp (v14)
Chiron (v15)
Booot (v16)
Texel (v17)
Andscacs (v18)
Stockfish (v19)
Komodo (v20)
Analysis (3)
"Experimental Engines"
Fizbo (v11)
problems with
move in x minutes
iCE (v12)
at the moment
no SMP support
SmarThink (v13)
at the moment
no SMP support
That's strong TOP engines, made something others in openings and in most of cases very interesting.
I hope I can test this group of engines for FEOBOS, unclear at the moment!
Docu, databases
stats, opening books,
test-set & BASICS!
docu (ger.)
Febr. 26th, 17
databases v06
statistics v06
(Cbase GUI)
(Shredder GUI)
FEOBOS v5.06

(with an example)
---> 39.375 positions
basics with upd.1
Programs, others excel v06.82-72,
docu (ger.) v1.22

by K. Wlotzka
 kecr v06.00-12,
docu (ger.) v1.1

by K. Wlotzka

by F. Mosca
      All files =

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Since a while the core idea of this project!
Excel workbook by Klaus Wlotzka
on diagrams to enlarge (Dia-Show)!
With v06.82-72 means: v06 FEOBOS / .82 = still running engine analyzed 82% of positions / -72 = version number of Excel workbook!


Last changes:
(July 22nd, 2017): Changes in worksheet "Start FEOBOS", quantity of rejected positions without queen and rejected positions with same capture moves to see.
(July 22nd, 2017): Changes in worksheet "Engines", average of positive / negative eval (logical: without 0,00 evals).
different intern experiments
(July 14th, 2016): Small bugfixes if lesser as 2 engines in different worksheets, small bugfix in worksheet "Automatic Test-Set" and changes under "Eval exp" to stats with higher evals.
(July 09th, 2016): Bufixes on "ECO" / "Engines" worksheets.

01. "Start FEOBOS" v72
5.06 millions formulas

02. "Settings" v69
for your own settings

03. "Eval" v69
how you can reject positions

04. "Eval exp" v69
details to evals

05. "Eval exp" v69
better for our eyes

06. "Engines exp." v69
special for exp. engines

07. "ECO" v69
stats to the ECO codes

08. "Moves" v69
stats to the first move

09. "Engines" v71
engine stats

10. "Engines" v69
engine similarities

11. "Eval out" v69
important sort features

12. "Automatic Test-Set" v69
Ranking feature overworked!

13. "Engine results" v69
for each analyzed engine
FEOBOS: End of Dia-Show
What we can do with 38.375 x 10 (383.750) *.epd files?
An excel workbook with 5.06 millions of formulas!

Looking in DNA of engines & A00-E99 opening systems!

KECR 01. "Rating List" v12
settings and overview

KECR 02. "Rating_all_ECO" v12
for each ECO code an own ranking

KECR 03. "Database" v12
collection of engine analysis

KECR 04. "Statistics" v12
KECR: End of Dia-Show
An excel workbook with 4.00 millions of formulas!

An Ranking system for each ECO code!

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Update History

-                      v07: Texel 1.07a9 x64 ; Still running ...
- July 20th, 2017      upd.1: 12.229 new positions worked into FEOBOS files.
- 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: ~ 1 year
Release date:  01.01.2018
Experimental engines will be follow in 2018


A) 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 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 x64
- 4Gb for hashtables
- 30 seconds per end position
- eval = 0.50 / -0.30

B) 12.229 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.

Again, these new workfile / position 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 x64
- 4Gb for hashtables
- 30 seconds per end position
- eval = 0.50 / -0.30

As result I can offer a database with 12.229 new positions (without move transpositions
3 moves after ECO code was formed).

= 26.146 + 12.229 = 38.375 basic positions without dublicates and move transpositions
for FEOBOS project.

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 v1.0 / v2.0 ...

Additional information:

- move transpositions are included in project files in additional databases
  (important for opening book developers).
- length of lines = 3 moves after the ECO code was formed, minimal 4-6 moves.
  Please have a look in the file: "beta-v01_eco-codes-length.txt"
- nevertheless, enough _balanced_ lines to all 500 ECO codes are inside!

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 x64, 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 the basic files 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!
- Klaus Wlotzka, Germany
  Developing of a professional Excel workbook!
- Stefan Pohl, Germany
  some helps and hints!

Other helps are welcome anytime!

July 18th, 2017 (22:45)
Frank Quisinsky, Trier (Germany)

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FEOBOS v5.0 (June 12, 2017)
rank's Encyclopaedia Of Balanced Opening Systems

Note: Please be informed that FEOBOS v5.0 based on work files after engine analysis v05 and isn't ready yet!
Sure we can speak from a ultra strong "prototyp".

125.047 moves based on
77.606 lines with move transpositions!
3 moves after A00-E99 ECO codes formed!

Opening Book 1 for Shredder Classic GUI

115.595 moves based on
24.218 lines without move transpositions!
3 moves after A00-E99 ECO codes formed!

Opening Book 2 for Shredder Classic GUI
*** An opening book with a perfect calculation of probabillities (Prob) ***

You have to set the "IMPORTANT Book Options" under Shredder Classic GUI!
Priority's & 1-0, 0:1 stats no longer necessary with a clean database!

feobos by Frank Quisinsky

And the same for Chessbase Fritz GUI


Highest length in one of the 500 ECO codes is 17 moves!
Variety of play is optimal with 222, it is required or ECO codes A02, A03 never played!
Shredder Classic GUI made it better with 0.1% steps as Chessbase Fritz GUI with 0.4% steps!

Furthermore, 7.0% for 1.c4 and 6.2% for 1.Sf3 is more logical as 9.4% for 1.c4 and 8.6% for 1.Sf3
(the opening book without move transpositions).
But OK, FEOBOS take up one's new job in both graphical user interfaces (GUI).

febos by Frank Quisinsky

And here FEOBOS v5.0 opening books without move transpositions and "834" variants, danger for fast draws (3-fold-repetition).
If 3 of 5 engines evaluate with 0,00 ... position is reject. For an higher "contempt"!!

Opening Book 3 for Shredder Classic GUI

113.570 moves based on
23.398 lines without move transpositions / draw lines!
3 moves after A00-E99 ECO codes formed!

And the same for Chessbase Fritz GUI

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