Xiphos – UCI chess engine

Xiphos is a UCI chess engine.

A Universal Chess Interface (UCI) is an open communication protocol that enables chess engines to communicate with user interfaces.

The engine employs the modern search techniques and supports multithreading.

The project is inspired by Garry Kasparov’s “Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins.”

Features include:

  • Search Functionality:
  • Parallel Search using Threads.
  • Iterative Deepening.
  • Aspiration Windows.
  • Principal Variation Search.
  • Transposition Table:
    • Shared Hash Table.
  • Move Ordering:
    • Countermove Heuristic.
    • History Heuristic.
    • Internal Iterative Deepening.
    • Killer Heuristic.
    • MVV/LVA.
    • SEE.
  • Singular Extensions (0.2).
  • Pruning:
    • Futility Pruning.
    • Late Move Pruning.
    • Null Move Pruning.
    • ProbCut.
  • Reductions:
    • Late Move Reductions.
    • Razoring.
  • Quiescence Search.
  • Cross-platform support.

Website: github.com/milostatarevic/xiphos
Developer: Milos Tatarevic
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

Xiphos is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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