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FEOBOS crew ...
Frank Quisinsky / Klaus Wlotzka,
... current: v19.00.e2.30-121
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: January 17th, 2018, 13:30

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


"Download Project Cockpit"

Basic Engines, 400.672 of 416.140 (10 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 96,28%
60 sec. per position, 4.096 for hash tables, 6 cores / 10 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-5930K, 4.3Ghz, Windows 10 Prof.

Experimental / Favored Engines, 095.873 of 166.456 (03 x 41.614) positions to analyzed = 57,59%
Experimental: 90 / 120 sec. per position, max. 4.096 for hash tables, 4 cores / 8 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-4770K, 4.0Ghz, Windows 7 Prof. x64
Favored: 60 sec. per position, 4.096 for hash tables, 6 cores / 10 threads (HT), Intel Core i7-5930K, 4.3Ghz, Windows 10 Prof.

= 496.545 of 582.596 analysis are ready = 85,22%

Analyses 1
(standard engines)
41.614 positions
  Houdini (v01, v11)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
 Shredder (v02, v12)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Fire (v03, v13)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Wasp (v04, v14)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Chiron (v05, v15)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Booot (v06, v16)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Texel (v07, v17)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Andscacs (v08, v18)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
ASMFishM (v09, v19)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614
Komodo (v10, v20)
after 62,82%
26.146 / 41.614
Analyses 2
(exp. engines)
41.614 positions

Spark (ve1)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614

Junior (ve2)
after 100,00%
41.614 / 41.614

Senpai (ve3)
after 30,39%
12.648 / 41.614
after 0%
0 / 41.614

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

Excel workbooks
by Klaus Wlotzka,
readme, basics,
current result
feobos v19.00.e2.30-121
docu (ger.) v1.71
xlsb = 95,51Mb
Excel 2010
or higher required
 kecr v12.00-35
docu (ger.) v2.7
xlsb = 20,01Mb
Excel 2010
or higher required

2,919 bytes
current work file
feobos doku
by Frank Quisinsky
docx / pdf = 0,74Mb
next after, v20
current work file
with move
current (with books)
without move
FEOBOS basics
All project files,
summary in Mb:


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The core idea of this project!
Excel workbooks (FEOBOS, KECR) by Klaus Wlotzka
With v19.00.e2.30-121 means:
v19 FEOBOS standard engines / .00 = 00% of still running engine analyses /
e2 FEOBOS experimental engines / .30 = 30% of still running engine analyses / -121 = version number of Excel workbook!

Click on diagrams to enlarge!

FEOBOS v19.00.e2.30-121:

An Excel workbook with 4.10 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 1"
Engine eval details

05. "Eval exp 2"
Engine eval details as graphic

06. "Eval exp 3"
Engine eval details as graphic

07. "Engines exp."
For other engines!

08. "ECO"
ECO stats

09. "pieces on board"
Add. stats can be formed

10. "Moves"
Stats to the first move

11. "Engines 1"
Some useful engine stats

12. "Engines 2"
Engine similarities 1 (pos.)

13. "Engines 3"
Engine similarities 2 (in %)

14. "Eval out 1"
Sort features (important)!

15. "Eval out 2"
Sort features (important)!

16. "EPD tool"
Try it out, HIGHLIGHT!

17. "Test-Set"
Ranking features!

18. "Random"
Select a Test-Set by random

19. "Rescue"
Rescue rejected position

20. "Cleaning tool"
Useful for reject positions!

21. "Set by hand"
For manually input!

22. "FEOBOS"
Tool by Ferdinand Mosca

23. "Ranking" v4
FEOBOS Ranking System!

24. "Engine results"
Engine EPD's

25. "Info"
Additional information

German: Anleitung v1.71 (*.pdf will be open)

Click on diagrams to enlarge!

KECR v12.00-35:
An Excel workbook with 94.553 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 v2.7 (*.pdf will be open)


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Update History


end of analysis!
ve4: Nirvanachess 2.4 POP x64 ; Next
-                       ve3:
Senpai 2.0 BMI2 x64 ; Still running
-                       v20:
Komodo 11.22 x64 ;
Still running
- January 14th, 2018    v19:
ASMFishM 20170814 BMI2 x64
- January 03rd, 2018    v18:
Andscacs 0.91 BMI2 x64
- December 27th, 2017   ve2:
Junior 13.3.00 x64
- December 23rd, 2017   v17:
Texel 1.07a9 x64
- December 10th, 2017   v16:
Booot 6.2 POP x64
- November 28th, 2017   v15:
Chiron 4 x64
- November 16th, 2017   v14:
Wasp 2.01 BMI2 x64
- November 04th, 2017   v13:
Fire 5 POP x64
- October 23rd, 2017    v12:
Shredder 13 x64
- 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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Time of project:      15 months
~ Release date:      March 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
- TWIC & different other sources of games!

- 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)
  Polyglot Book Creator v0.1 by Ferdinand Mosca:
  Polyglot Book Creator v0.2 by Ferdinand Mosca:
- 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!

December 26th, 2017 (08:00)
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 February 25th, 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

Project documentation in German language: Will be restart around end of December 2017

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:

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 March - August 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)
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)
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!

In download directory can be found an *.bin opening book (Polyglot format) too.

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