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an UCI compliant chess engine by primary author Alberto Sanjuan supported by chess advisors Jose Antonio Morillas and Juan José Corbalán [1], first released as free engine in April 2012. Rhetoric is written in C++, and has been trained with Genetic Algorithms to fit grandmaster moves from a collection of games played by Anatoly Karpov versus strong grandmasters [2], and therefor promises an interesting playing style.

Rhetoric 1.2, released in February 2014 [3], was a huge improvement due to the introduction of singular extensions and late move pruning, and further by performing evaluation tuning inspired by the method proposed by Peter Österlund [4] [5].
Demosthenes Practicing Oratory [6]

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  1. ^ Rhetoric - Equipo de Desarrollo
  2. ^ New engine: Rhetoric by Alberto Sanjuan, CCC, April 03, 2012
  3. ^ Rhetoric 1.2 Released by Alberto Sanjuan, CCC, February 28, 2014
  4. ^ Re: Rhetoric 1.2 Released by Alberto Sanjuan, CCC, February 28, 2014
  5. ^ The texel evaluation function optimization algorithm by Peter Österlund, CCC, January 31, 2014
  6. ^ Demosthenes Practising Oratory by Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ (1842–1923). Demosthenes used to study in an underground room he constructed himself. He also used to talk with pebbles in his mouth and recited verses while running. Demosthenes from Wikipedia
  7. ^ Rhetoric - Detalles técnicos
  8. ^ Moving to Magic Bitboards... any advice? by Alberto Sanjuan, CCC, February 03, 2012

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