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XiniX,
a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compatible chess program written by Tony van Roon-Werten. Its first version including an own graphical user interface was written in Delphi, a subsequent version from about 2004 re-written in C++. The name XiniX was derived from the Dutch phrase for "Seeing Nothing", which appeared to be an issue during the DOCCC 2000, when XiniX was not able to mate Ant with three queens due to a bug with overlapping score range of mate scores versus huge material advantage, and finally lost on time [1] . XiniX uses bitboards, PVS, Null move pruning and a quite sophisticated evaluation with Mate at a Glance.

Xinix played the WMCCC 2000, the WMCCC 2001 and the WCCC 2002, various Dutch Open Computer Chess Championships, International CSVN Tournaments, the IPCCC 2002, CCT Tournaments and two Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championships in 2005 and 2006, operated by Elke van Roon and Tony van Roon-Werten.
XiniX with Smiley Score indicator [2]

Photos & Games

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WCCC 2002: Martin Giepmans, Joke Wiegersma, Elke van Roon and Tony in SpiderChess - Xinix [3] [4]
[Event "WCCC 2002"]
[Site "Maastricht, The Netherlands"]
[Date "2002.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "SpiderChess"]
[Black "XiniX"]
[Result "0-1"]
 
1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 f5 3.g3 e6 4.Bb2 Nf6 5.Bg2 Bd6 6.c4 Qe7 7.O-O c6 8.d4 Na6 9.Nbd2 O-O 
10.a3 c5 11.dxc5 Nxc5 12.b4 Nce4 13.Qb3 a5 14.cxd5 axb4 15.Nxe4 fxe4 16.Nd2 bxa3 
17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Nxe4 Be5 19.Ra2 exd5 20.Nc3 Bxc3 21.Bxd5+ Kg7 22.Qxc3 Rd8 23.Qb3 Bf5 
24.Qf3 Ra5 25.Bxb7 Rb8 26.Bd5 Bb1 27.Ra1 a2 28.Rc1 Rb4 29.Bc4 Qd6 30.Qg4+ Rg5 
31.Qe6 Qxe6 32.Bxe6 Ra5 33.f3 Rb2 34.e4 Ra3 35.Rf1 Ra6 36.Bd5 Bd3 37.Rfe1 Be2 
38.f4 Bf3 39.h3 f5 40.Rec1 Bxe4 41.Bxe4 fxe4 42.Kh1 Ra3 43.Rg1 Rd3 44.Rge1 e3 0-1 

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References

  1. ^ Defending Humanity's Honor by Tim Krabbé
  2. ^ Haralds Homepage: Paderborn 2002 by Harald Faber
  3. ^ 10e WK Computerschaak, 6-11 juli 2002, Maastricht, old CSVN site in Dutch
  4. ^ Maastricht 2002 - Chess - Round 7 - Game 4 (ICGA Tournaments)

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