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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)
    Game Extractor v1.3 (2.61Mb)

Last changes: August 16th, 2017, 10:45

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


Downloads: Project Cockpit

Basic Engines Nr. 01 - Nr. 10, 209.168 of 416.140 (10 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 50,26%
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, 003.398 of 124.842 (03 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 2,72%
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

Stockfish (v09)
after 0.00%

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

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

yellow = working on it, purple = rarely updated, green = finished, cyan = missing, pink = info

Docu, databases
stats, opening books,
Test-Set & BASICS!
docu (ger.)
Febr. 26th, 2017
databases v07
I am working on v08!
statistics v07
(Chessbase GUI)
(Shredder GUI)
FEOBOS v5.06

41.614 positions
93.794 with *mt
basics with upd.1
Excel work books excel v08.00-89,
docu (ger.) v1.36

by K. Wlotzka
 kecr v07.00-15,
docu (ger.) v1.3

by K. Wlotzka
Aug. 12th, 2017
*mt =
move transpositions
All project files:
Size = 151,11Mb

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The core idea of this project!
Excel workbook by Klaus Wlotzka
With v08.00-89 means:
v08 FEOBOS / .00 = 00% of still running engine analyses / -89 = version number of Excel workbook!


Last changes (important changes listed only):

August 16th, 2017:
Note: We are working on 3-4 bugfixes to worksheets "eval out" & "automatic test-set" & workbook "KECR"
Ferdinand Mosca and Norm Pollock helps at the moment to sort the *.pgn with "FEOBOS ranking system".
Databases, statistics and opening books to v8 (after Andscacs) will be a bit later available!

v89 (August 16th, 2017): Worksheet "ECO" & "Engines" improved again.
(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.
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.

Upd.1 (August 12th, 2017): 15.468 error checked new lines (final result)! The important "Basics" updated!!
(August 12th, 2017): More macros and lesser formulas again. Place for 42.000 engine analyses. This was a lot of work because 72 macros has already been written. File format is *.xlsb from now on.
(August 11th, 2017): Different changes to the experimental engines!
(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, help files updated.
(August 06th, 2017): New stats to move length for worksheet "ECO", changes for worksheet "set by hand" & "eval out".
KECR v14:
(August 05th, 2017): Macros bugfixes.
v79 (August 04th, 2017): Again formulas optimizations. Manually input for the new worksheet "set by hand". Some english corrections.
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 need it because we rejected 998 of 26.146 positions with different lenght of lines inside the ECO codes (produced doubles, bad for the test-set calculation).
(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, 2016): Small bugfixes if lesser as 2 engines in different worksheets. Small bugfix in worksheet "Automatic Test-Set".
(July 09th, 2016): Bufixes on "ECO" & "Engines" worksheets.

Click on diagrams to enlarge!

FEOBOS v8.00-89:

An excel workbook with 4.52 millions of formulas!
Looking in DNA of engines & A00-E99 opening systems!

01. "Start FEOBOS" v89
4.52 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" v89
engine similarities 1

12. "Engines" v89
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" v89
for manually input

17. "Cleaning tool" v89
for reject positions numbers
Click on diagrams to enlarge!

KECR v7.00-15:

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

KECR 01. "Rating List" v14
6.47 millions formulas

KECR 02. "Rating_all_ECO" v14
for each ECO code an own ranking

KECR 03. "Database" v14
collection of engine analysis

KECR 04. "Statistics" v14

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Update History

-                      v10: Komodo 11.22 x64 ; Soon ...
-                      v09: ASMFishM 20170814 BMI2 x64 ; Still running ...
- 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 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 v1.0 / v2.0 ...

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!

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 here 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 professional Excel workbooks!
- Stefan Pohl, Germany
  some helps and hints!

Other helps are welcome anytime!

August 15th, 2017 (05:00)
Frank Quisinsky, Trier (Germany)

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FEOBOS v7 (July 26, 2017)
rank's Encyclopaedia Of Balanced Opening Systems

Note: Please be informed that FEOBOS v7 based on work files after engine analysis v07 and isn't ready yet!
Sure we can speak from a ultra strong "prototyp".

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

Opening Book 1 for Shredder Classic GUI

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

Opening Book 2 for Shredder Classic GUI

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!

And the same for Chessbase Fritz GUI


Highest length in one of the 500 ECO codes is 17 moves.
Variety of play is 250 for an example. Of course, can be adjust if you like.
It's required or different ECO codes never played!

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

And here FEOBOS v7 opening books without move transpositions and
without "1.976" variants, danger for fast draws (3-fold-repetition).
If 3 of 7 engines evaluate with 0,00 ... position is rejected for an higher "contempt"!!

Opening Book 3 for Shredder Classic GUI

158.626 moves based on
34.094 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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