FEOBOS by Frank Quisinsky,
... current version: 04.01
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® FEOBOS Copyright: Frank Quisinsky
® Excel tables Copyright: Klaus Wlotzka (Germany)
Game-Extractor & Positions Explorer Copyright: Ferdinand Mosca
Last changes: May 24th, 2017, 19:00
= 92.951Mb (all project files included).
= 16.500Mb (project database files included only): *.pgn, *.epd, *.cbh files)
= 12.253Mb (Ferdinand Mosca: Extract games based on
criteria.txt file and user specified analyzing engine)
31.420Mb (Klaus Wlotzka:
Professional Excel files with a lot of possibilities,
set your wish settings!)
FEOBOS v4.0 (opening books in *.bkt & *.ctg file format)
GoTo inside these site ...
- May 24th, 2017: v04.01:
Excel tables: Wasp results added! Some bugfixes in my files.
- May 24th, 2017: v04.00:
After Wasp 2.01 BMI2 x64 analysis.
- May 23rd, 2017: NEWS :
I need some changes in Excel files. Klaus can do that start of June!
Updates for Excel tables & FEOBOS opening books with "draw rejects" will be available
start of June!
- May 17th, 2017: v03.40: Excel tables: English
translation much better now, a friend helps here!
- May 12th, 2017: v03.34: Klaus Wlotzka sent v034 of
his Excel tables (technical changes for copy *.epd
- May 09th, 2017: v03.33: Klaus Wlotzka sent v033 of
his Excel tables (English translation ready for take off on
- May 08th, 2017: v03.20: Some bufixes in my files.
- May 07th, 2017:
v03.11: Klaus Wlotzka sent v032 of
his Excel tables (small changes, formulae translated in
- May 07th, 2017: v03.10: Klaus Wlotzka sent v031 of
his Excel tables (now with move stats and many other features).
- May 06th, 2017:
v03.02: Klaus Wlotzka sent v021 of
his Excel tables (bugfix in worksheet: Eval-Out).
- May 06th, 2017:
Pohl, FEOBOS with Stefan's strong idea "positions with queens on board only"!
- May 06th, 2017:
v03.01: Klaus Wlotzka sent v020 of
his Excel tables (some bugfixes, new start worksheet, nice
- May 06th, 2017:
FEOBOS v3.0 opening book for
Shredder Classic GUI & ChessBase Fritz GUI is available (prototyp).
- May 06th, 2017: v03.00: Klaus Wlotzka created professional
Excel tables for my opening book project.
An absolute highlight!
- May 06th, 2017: v03.00:
After Fire 5 POP x64 analysis.
- May 01st, 2017:
The important databases of current & rejected pos. fixed (with black /
- April 28th, 2017: v02.14:
The important databases of
current & rejected pos. updated (now complete).
- April 27th, 2017:
is working on a Position Explorer
April 21st, 2017:
Some bugfixes in different of the current v02 files.
- April 16th, 2017:
v02.00: After Shredder 13
- April 02nd, 2017:
v01.10: After Shredder 13 x64 analysis
by Terence Rattray & engine analysis by Dann
- March 27th, 2017: v01.00:
After Houdini 5.01 Pro x64 analysis.
- March 12th, 2017: Beta-v03.30: Game Extractor
1.3 by Ferdinand Mosca replaced.
- March 12th, 2017:
Beta-v03.20: Game Extractor
1.2 by Ferdinand Mosca replaced.
- March 10th, 2017:
Beta-v03.10: Game Extractor
1.1 by Ferdinand Mosca added.
- March 07th, 2017:
Beta-v03.00: Main files for this project.
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Development of a basic database in *.pgn file format
Time of project: ~ 1 year
You can find here a collection of selected "FCP Rating List" games
(~ 80%), newer missed
grandmasters theory games from 2014-2016 (~ 5%) and
additional game material on rare
opening lines which I haven't at first (~
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 ~
Please have a look under:
80% of these
material aren't susceptible for fast 3-fold-repetition.
- high quality
- high quality grandmaster games
I am working
most of times with Chessbase & TWIC databases.
Before I start the
project, "beta-v01.pgn" was cleaned and where analyzed with:
"beta-v02.pgn" = Stockfish January 16th, 2017 BMI2 x64
0.50 / -0.30
2. "beta-v03.pgn" = Komodo
10.3 BMI2 x64
Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30
- Intel® Core™ i7-4770K, 4.3 GHz
- 4 cores, used 8 cores
- Windows 7 Professional x64
- 2Gb for hashtables
- 30 seconds per end position
- eval = 0.50 / -0.30
Note: The files are inside the
- a strong PGN database for engine-engine matches
/ tourneys / rating list systems.
- a strong PGN database for openings book
- 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
current versions will be available during the project-time, called FEOBOS
- opening book in Polyglot format (will
be later available).
- opening book for Wasp by John Stanback
(will be later available).
move transpositions are included (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"
enough _balanced_ lines to all 500 ECO codes are inside in "beta-v03.pgn"
Note: To many of ECO codes it isn't
easy to find _balanced_ lines!
Good examples: A51,
A59, A64, A74, B85, C38, C58, C74, D62, E80, E85, E87
find the engines better theory moves with a strong database for it!
10 engines will be analysed the same
and important: "beta-v03_endpos-n.epd"
without dublicates (move-transpositions, end position)
"beta-v03_without-dublicates.pgn" = without dublicates (move-transpositions, end
"beta-v03.pgn" = with move-transpositions (important for
- Intel® Core™ i7-5930K, 4.3 GHz
- 6 cores, used 10 cores (4x
- Windows 10 Professional x64
- 4Gb for hash tables
60 seconds per end position
v05: Setting: > 0.65 / -0.40, Chrion
4 x64, still running
Result: 000 found = 0.00%
* Situation after v04:
1.660 of 26.146 lines without "mt" rejected = 6.34%
of 81.963 lines with "mt" rejected = 4.43% (78.324 lines)
Setting: > 0.65 / -0.35, Wasp 2.01 BMI2 x64
424 found = 1.62%
* Situation after v03:
1.402 of 26.146 lines without "mt" rejected = 5.36%
of 81.963 lines with "mt" rejected = 3.73% (78.904 lines)
Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30, Fire 5 POP x64
Result: 332 found = 1.26%
* Situation after v02:
1.199 of 26.146 lines without "mt" rejected = 4.58%
of 81.963 lines with "mt" rejected = 3.20% (79.333 lines)
Setting: > 0.50 / -0.30, Shredder 13 x64
Result: 438 found = 1.67%
v01: Setting: > 0.65 / -0.40, Houdini 5.01 Pro x64
Result: 838 found
Initial situation after beta-v03 ("mt" = move transpositions)
26.146 lines without "mt" = 81.963 lines with "mt"
--- comming soon ---
v06: Booot X POP x64
v07: Texel X BMI2 x64
v08: Andscacs X BMI2 x64
v09: Stockfish X BMI2 x64
v10: Komodo X BMI2 x64
26.146 positions x 1 minute x 10 engines = 261.460 minutes
= 261.460 minutes
: 60 (in hours) : 24 (in days) = 181,56 days analyze time
= 18,15 days for a
final engine result!
- International opening keys by Sergiu Samarian, ISBN:
- Small Encyclopedia of chess openings, ISBN: 978-86-7297-060-9
- different other sources of games!
- Excel: Professional Excel tables by Klaus Wlotzka
- Tools: 40H
chess tools by Norm Pollock,
"idOpcode.exe", "epdFin.exe", "pgnFin.cmd",
"summary.exe" & "ecolist.exe"
- Tool: PGN Extract by
David J. Barnes,
- Tool: ELOstat
by Dr. Frank Schubert,
- Tools by
- Program: Chessbase 14,
- Program: Fritz 15,
- Program: Shredder 13 by Stephan Meyer-Kahlen,
- Program: Notepad ++ by Dan Ho,
- OS: Windows 10 Professional x64,
Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64
- Engines for analyses,
- Norm Pollock,
without Norm and his tools and helps all isn't possible!
Ferdinand Mosca, Philippines
Created a "Game Extractor" to extract games in
*.pgn format from a given pgn file!
Created a "Positions Explorer"
and epd file with analysis or ce opcode!
- Klaus Wlotzka, Germany
Created professional Excel files with a lot of statistics!
- Timo Haupt, Germany
will be checked by engines reject lines.
- Dann Corbit, USA
Terence Rattray, Canada (engine analysis)
Stefan Pohl, Germany
some helps and hints!
Other helps are welcome anytime!
May 24th, 2017 (02:00)
Frank Quisinsky, Trier (Germany)
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