Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chess Software: Rybka 3 Aquarium Overview

Awhile ago now I downloaded the demo for the Aquarium Graphical Interface for the new Rybka 3 Chess Engine, and was instantly impressed by the layout and speed of the application when it comes to a variety of chess-related tasks. I have posted an overview to the software on YouTube, which you can see here:

Unfortunately due to the time limit restrictions on YouTube videos I couldn't spend a lot of time on some of the more powerful features of the interface. For instance, the Interactive Deep Analysis tool is very impressive. A full guide to this tool can be found here and there is a great deal of more information on the official Rybka forums.

If you're thinking of trying a new chess software package that includes the world's strongest chess engine, I definitely recommend you download the demo to Aquarium and play around with it. While the demo has some features restricted, it will give you a good feel for how the program operates, and what kinds of things that it can do to help with your chess pursuits. - Convekta
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