Sunday, August 28, 2016

Version 10: beta 3b, Kidsdraw and the Washing Machine

Kidsdraw, a beautiful new set of pieces to children created by Marc Graziani

The Washing Machine:
  • New long term training.

  • The user must win a game against an engine (and to all engines with an elo lower to 3000) with the help of a tutor.
  • For every user's needs of help of the tutor, must solve a puzzle at end of game (something like to get the detergent capsules needed to the wash).
  • When solved all puzzles, must repeat the game and do same or better moves than in the game created (washing), in other case must solve a puzzle for each error, at end of game.
  • This process game-puzzles-game will be repeated until no errors.
  • An index is calculated at end.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Version 9.08b: Fixed elo engines + new language: Greek

New language added: Greek, thanks to Nick Delta

Bug fixed when playing against fixed elo engines, thanks to elvirais and EscherehcsE from to help me to find the bug.

Version installable: InsLucasChess908b.exe
Version portable: LucasChessPortable908b.exe

Monday, July 11, 2016

Version 10: beta 1

First beta. I´ll try to publish new release the next week.

- Bug fixed in Turn on the lights, missed last move.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Future version 10 step 10: Turn on the lights


  1. Bugs
    •  in Opening selection, with long openings, widgets may be overlapped. (Max Aloyau)
    • Some labels fixed in english translation thanks to Nick Delta.
  2. Engines:
    • Acqua new engine (844 elo) by Giovanni Di Maria.
    • DiscoCheck updated to 5.2.1.
    • Gull 3 by ThinkALot.
    • Rethoric updated to 1.4.3.
    • Included 64 bits-BMI2 versions to: stockfish, komodo, texel, gull, cheng, deepfish, critter. In Configuration/Engines can be activated.
  3. External engines, added option Import of internal engines.
Turn on the lights

  • Included in long-term trainings.
  • It is other way to study tactics, with a velocity component. 
  • Divided in levels, all levels works with the same block of positions.
  • To work with a block of positions, double click over a cell. The order of positions in the same block (cell) is changed each time.
  • Two groups of training, based on the corresponding tactics:
    • UNED chess school
    • Uwe Auerswald

Initial position

Result after a lot of work.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Future version 10 step 09: Database


  • Tools - Database : changed internally to allow to change/save more information. With more filters...
  • New translations in process:
    • Greek by Nick Delta
    • Romanian by Dan-Alexandru Raportaru
  • Engines:
    • Komodo updated to version 8.
  • Everest training
    • Added training by openings.
  • Clicking on the letters of the board moves forward or backward (PeonPasado)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Future version 10 step 08: Irina

  • New chess engine, Irina v. 0.11 and an aproximated elo of 1200, it includes program beginners personalities: Monkey, Lion, .... Irina is a weak adaptation of chess engine Winglet of Stef Luijten.
  • Updated Norman Pollock openings to tournaments of engines. link
  • Bug fixed(?): When the mouse is on the board the scroll works opposite (Teddy, jojoB)
  • Transsiberian training, changed tactics of level 0, now are from UNED chess school.
  • Added Steven as a new personality to beginners.
  • Added Irina personalities to engine selection in Play against any engine.
  • Added Lucas-elo engines to engine selection in Play against any engine.

08a: bugs fixed reported by jojoB.