Blog "Chess Engines Diary" - needs a new laptop for chess engine tests

♔ We use for testing only 2 old laptops:
1. Acer - Intel Core i3-3217U ( 5 years old)
2. Lenovo - Intel Core i7-4710MQ is over 3 years old (He works 24 hours a day)

♕♞ A modern laptop that will be designed only for chess engine tests costs (with software) about $ 1000-1200 (4200-4500 PLN). We will no longer invest private money, and chess engine testing costs are big. That is why we are starting the collection for the purchase of a laptop for testing.

♕ Our blog "Chess Engines Diary" is visited by around 2,000-3.000 users daily. If only everyone paid 1 dollar - we will pay the required amount in one day!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Crafty 24.1 - winboard engines. New version 03.10.2014

Crafty - winboard chess engines
Author - Robert Hyatt (USA)


Crafty 24.1 download


  1. The windows version seems worse than the earlier v24.0
    There also seems to be some delay in Arena before analysis stops after cancelling analysis for both v24.1 and v24.0.
    I currently use v23.6 which does not have any problems and seems as fast as v24.0

  2. I use 24.1 in Arena 3.5 with good results