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FEOBOS
The Crew ...
by Frank Quisinsky / Klaus Wlotzka,
... current: v11.00.e1.00-100
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: October 13th, 2017, 18:00

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
v10


 

Downloads: Project Cockpit

Basic Engines, 276.928 of 416.140 (10 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 66,54%
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, 041.614 of 124.842 (03 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 33,33%
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
(standard engines)
41.614 positions
  Houdini (v01, v11)
3,18Mb
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Shredder (v02, v12)
3,20Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Fire (v03, v13)
1,98Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Wasp (v04, v14)
3,30Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Chiron (v05, v15)
3,25Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Booot (v06, v16)
2,07Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Texel (v07, v17)
3,30Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Andscacs (v08, v18)
3,49Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
ASMFishM (v09, v19)
2,49Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Komodo (v10, v20)
2,44Mb
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Analyses
(exp. engines)
41.614 positions

Spark (ve1)
5,06Mb
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614

Juinior (ve2)
0,00Mb
after 0,00%
0 / 41.614
Hakkapeliitta (ve3)
0,00Mb
after 0,00%
0 / 41.614

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

Excel workbooks,
dia-show,
readme, basics,
current result
excel v11.00.e1.00-100,
docu (ger.) v1.46

by K. Wlotzka
67,06Mb
 kecr v11.00-32,
docu (ger.) v2.4

by K. Wlotzka
50,29Mb
dia-show
3,83Mb
readme
2,917 bytes
  v10
next after, v20
current (work files)
FEOBOS v10
with move
transpositions
3,47Mb
current (with books)
FEOBOS v10
without move
transpositions
26,97Mb
F I N A L
FEOBOS basics
6,27Mb
All project files,
summary in Mb:

187,25

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The core idea of this project!
Excel workbooks (FEOBOS, KECR) by Klaus Wlotzka
With v10.00.e1.00-100 means:
v10 FEOBOS standard engines / .00 = 00% of still running engine analyses /
e1 FEOBOS experimental engines / .00 = 00% of still running engine analyses / -100 = version number of Excel workbook!

Last changes:
Important changes listed only

FEOBOS (September 29th, 2017): FEOBOS v11-v20 (upd.1 file) started. End of January 2018 the next and final FEOBOS version will be available.
FEOBOS
(September 26th, 2017): FEOBOS v10 without move transpositions with an useful tool by Ferdinand Mosca released (*.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin, contempt 1-5)!
KECR (September 24th, 2017): Developement of KECR Excel workbook is over. We are working in the next months max. on bugfixes and very small changes if necessary.
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 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 v100
(October 04th, 2017): Small changes on worksheet "Start FEOBOS" and a new statistic on worksheet "Moves".
FEOBOS v097
(August 27th, 2017): Worksheet "Settings" overworked. Bugfixes after the last changes for different graphics.

FEOBOS v096
(August 26th, 2017): Some nice graphics added in different worksheets. New statistic in worksheet engines (quantity of main lines with first move only).
FEOBOS v095
(August 25th, 2017): 0,00 evals better marked under worksheet "Eval exp" and with a new view under "Engines".
FEOBOS v094
(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 v093
(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 v092
(August 17th, 2017): For the new tool by Ferdinand Mosca we added a new worksheet "FEOBOS"!
FEOBOS v090
(August 16th, 2017): Important bugfix for our ranking system & worksheet "eval-out", light improvements to worksheet "Engines" again.

FEOBOS v089
(August 16th, 2017): Worksheet "ECO" & "Engines" improved.
FEOBOS v088
(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 v087 (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 v086
(August 11th, 2017): Group of engines we have interest to test changed!
FEOBOS v083
(August 08th, 2017): New worksheet "Cleaning tool" development for 1. Bad positions, 2. 0.00 draw positions, 3. Manually rejected positions.
FEOBOS v082
(August 06th, 2017): Optimization for different formulas. Statistics on "Start FEOBOS" overworked.
FEOBOS v081
(August 06th, 2017): New stats to move length for worksheet "ECO", changes for worksheet "set by hand" & "eval out".
FEOBOS v079 (August 04th, 2017): Again, formulas optimizations. Manually input for the new worksheet "set by hand". Some English corrections.
FEOBOS v076 (August 03rd, 2017): On "Start FEOBOS" we added parameters for 0.00 draw positions. Formulas are reduced again.
FEOBOS v075
(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 v074
(August 02nd, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas reduced the workbook. Different bugfixes and code cleaning.


KECR v032:
(September 24th, 2017): 1. Timeline feature. 2. Display and hide engine results.
KECR v030:
(September 23rd, 2017): Comparsion of engines added.
KECR v028:
(September 21st, 2017): Elo calculation system added and some bugs fixed!
KECR v026:
(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 v024:
(September 10th, 2017): Some nice graphics added in different worksheets.
KECR v023:
(September 08th, 2017): Point system you like now selectable!
KECR v022:
(September 08th, 2017): Part of ratings changed to 3-point system, 1:0 = 3 points, 1/2 : 1/2 = 1 point!
KECR v020:
(September 06th, 2017): Small bug on statistic worksheet (if 2 engines have the same result) fixed!
KECR v019:
(August 19th, 2017): Statistical results now easier to understand.
KECR v018:
(August 19th, 2017): The bug in v17 made in other parts of the worksheet problems too. The bug is now complete fixed.
KECR v017:
(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 v015: (August 12th, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas again. With place for 42.000 engine analyses. File format is *.xlsb from now on.

KECR v014: (August 05th, 2017): Bugfixes for written macros.



DIA-Show
Click on diagrams to enlarge!

FEOBOS v10.00.e1.00-100:

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

01. "Start FEOBOS"
Project overview!

02. "Settings"
Command center!

03. "Eval"
Rejected positions in detail

04. "Eval exp"
Engine eval details

05. "Eval exp"
Engine eval details as graphic
         

06. "Engines exp."
For other engines!

07. "ECO"
ECO stats

08. "Moves"
Stats to the first move

09. "Engines"
Some useful engine stats

10. "Engines"
Engine similarities 1 (pos.)
         

11. "Engines"
Engine similarities 2 (in %)

12. "Eval out"
Sort features (important)!

13. "Test-Set"
Ranking features!

14. "Engine results"
Engine EPD's

15. "Set by hand"
For manually input!
         

16. "Cleaning tool"
Useful for reject pos.

17. "FEOBOS"
Necessary for a tool by
Ferdinand Mosca

18. "Ranking"
Explanation to our
FEOBOS Ranking System!
 
         


German: Anleitung v1.46 (*.pdf will be open)



DIA-Show
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KECR v11.00-32:

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

01. "Rating List"
Project overview!

02. "Rating_all_ECO"
Ratings for each ECO code!

03. "Database"
Engine analysis / settings

04. "Statistics"
Statistics 1

05. "Statistics"
Statistics 2

06. "Comparsion
Build your engine comparsion

07. "Timeline"
History information


German: Anleitung v2.40 (*.pdf will be open)

         

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Update History

-                       v12: Shredder 13 x64 ; Still running ...
- October 13th, 2017    v11:
Houdini 5.01 Pro x64
- September 26th, 2017  ve1:
Spark 1.0 x64

- September 24th, 2017  v10: Komodo 11.22 x64
- 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 25th, 2018
FEOBOS analyses by "Experimental engines": Final with ve3 around January 15th, 2018

Opening books *.bkt, *.ctg, *.bin / databases *.pgn, *.epd:
FEOBOS without move transpositions: Next available after 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 v10 (September 24th, 2017)
F
rank's Encyclopaedia Of Balanced Opening Systems

 

Note: Please be informed that FEOBOS v10 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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