Home * People * Miguel A. Ballicora

Miguel A. Ballicora,
an Argentinean Biochemist and Assistant Chair at Loyola University Chicago with a Ph.D. from Leloir Institute, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, later Postdoctoral and Assistant Professor (Research) at Michigan State University. His current research focuses on the enzymes of glycogenesis in bacteria, and starch in plants, with a particular interest in their molecular evolution [1].

Miguel is FIDE Master in over the board chess [2], and as chess programmer author of the chess engine Gaviota, which supports both the Chess Engine Communication Protocol and UCI and is able to generate and use its own endgame tablebases, Gaviota tablebases. Gaviota's EGTB code has been released under the liberal MIT license, therefor basically anybody can use it with almost no restrictions [3]. He is further author of Ordo, a program to calculate ratings of individual chess engines (or players) with similar goals as Elo, but a different model and algorithm [4] [5].
Miguel A. Ballicora [6]

See also

Selected Publications

Forum Posts

2000 ...

2005 ...

2010 ...

2015 ...

External Links


  1. ^ Miguel A. Ballicora - Assistant Chair - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Loyola University Chicago
  2. ^ Miguel Ballicora chess games - 365Chess.com
  3. ^ Endgame Tablebases - gaviota chess engine
  4. ^ Ordo by Miguel A. Ballicora
  5. ^ Miguel A. Ballicora (2014). ORDO v0.9.6 Ratings for chess and other games. September 2014, pdf
  6. ^ Photo from Miguel A. Ballicora - Assistant Chair - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Loyola University Chicago, cropped
  7. ^ Tony Marsland (1992). Computer Chess and Search. Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence (2nd ed.) (ed. S.C. Shapiro) pp. 224-241. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY. ISBN 0-471-50305-3. pdf
  8. ^ The texel evaluation function optimization algorithm by Peter Österlund, CCC, January 31, 2014 » Texel's Tuning Method
  9. ^ TCEC computer chess LIVE!
  10. ^ TCEC - Thoresen Chess Engines Competition | Facebook

What links here?

Up one level