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, February 12, 2016

Zurichess geneva wins 6 League edition 02/2016 (JCER chess engines league), 2016.02.08 - 2016.02.12

Congratulations to Manuel Diaz!

Promote to 5 League Zurichchess and Lozza
Demoted to 7 League RamJet and Gunborg

480 games download    Temp: 3' + 3"
Hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz z 3,9 GB system: Windows 8.1 64 bit  GUI-Arena 3.5.1  
Book: Perfect 2015  Table created: Scid vs PC 


  1. Have you ever had Artena stop working in the middle of a game? I have. All the time. Doesn't matter which engine is loaded either. I'm using 3.5.1 too. Running on a Dell with Intel i5 cpu, 8G RAM under Windows 10. Doesn't happen with other GUI's. To get it going again, I have to close it, restart it, and click the gear icon to start the engine thinking again. I'm stumped.

    1. For me, Arena works perfectly!
      Also I have Windows 10 on three computers. i7, i5 and i3