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FCP, (Forth Chess Program)
a derivation of Tom Kerrigan's simple chess program TSCP 1.71 written by Ian Osgood as an exercise in learning the Forth programming language. At the time it was started, there were no other chess programs in Forth which used modern search techniques. FCP retains the values of small footprint (< 64K) and code clarity. Normally, FCP is used from the Forth command line. There are also drivers for working in XBoard and running EPD test suites.


Although FCP started with a nearly identical evaluation function as an aid to detecting bugs when porting from C to Forth, FCP diverged from TSCP in many ways [1]:

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  1. ^ TSCP enhancements (Re: Short chess programs) by Ian Osgood, CCC, September 19, 2002
  2. ^ 0x88 is not so smart by Christophe Théron, CCC, June 13, 2000
  3. ^ brainless | Free Games software downloads at SourceForge.net

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