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Hermann,
a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compliant chess engine by Volker Annuss, able to play Chess960. Hermann is Arena partner engine, participating the Chess960CWC 2005, Chess960CWC 2006, CPT 2009, CPT 2010 and various Dutch Open Computer Chess Championships and International CSVN Tournaments, third place at ICT 2009.

Hermann uses bitboards as basic data structure, determines sliding piece attacks with fixed shift magic bitboards [1], and applies neural networks for material evaluation and timing [2] [3] [4]. In 2011, Volker Annuss confirmed his soft spot for his engine names associated with the legacy of romantic German nationalism by calling Hermann's completely restructured successor with its Latinised name Arminius [5]. In Germany, Arminius was rechristened Hermann (Heer Mann - army man) by Martin Luther, and he became an emblem of the revival of German nationalism fueled by the wars of Napoleon in the 19th century [6].
Hermann Heights Monument [7] [8]

Photos & Games

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Volker Annuss and Ralf Dörr in Hermann vs. Argonaut, ICT 2006 [9] [10]
[Event "ICT 2006"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2006.05.07"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Hermann"]
[Black "Argonaut"]
[Result "1-0"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Qe7 6.Nd2 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Nf6
8.O-O Na5 9.e5 Nh5 10.Bd3 Nf4 11.Be4 Nc6 12.Nb3 Qb4 13.Re1 Ne6 14.Qc2 Qb6 
15.h3 Nb4 16.Qc4 a5 17.a3 Nc6 18.Qc2 a4 19.Nc1 Be7 20.Ne2 Qb3 21.Qd2 Nc5 
22.Bf5 O-O 23.Nf4 g6 24.Nh5 1-0

See also


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References

  1. ^ Fixed shift magics with 800KB lookup table by Volker Annuss, Winboard Forum, September 05, 2010
  2. ^ Re: Chess program with Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)? by Volker Annuss, CCC, January 08, 2010
  3. ^ Re: Is there place for neural networks in chess engines? by Volker Annuss, CCC, December 04, 2011
  4. ^ Timing with a neural network by Volker Annuss, March 23, 2005, from Free chess graphical user interface (GUI) Arena for chess engines, News-Ticker, Page 6, 86, FQ
  5. ^ Pandix wins Dutch Open, CSVN site, October 22, 2011
  6. ^ Arminius from Wikipedia - Martin Luther
  7. ^ Hermann Heights Monument from Wikipedia, New Ulm, Minnesota
  8. ^ Arminius from Wikipedia
  9. ^ 6th International CSVN Tournament 2006 - Photo Gallery
  10. ^ Downloads | CSVN International Computerchess Tournament | Games | ICT Leiden 2006, CSVN site
  11. ^ Thusnelda from Wikipedia

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