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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Praise for Hiarcs Reply with quote

Thank you Tord!

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Bitboards or not is not the most important factor. The simple point here is that Hiarcs is by far the best chess program in the known universe. The only advantage Rybka, Stockfish, Shredder and other engines have over Hiarcs is that they are better at taking advantage of the ridiculously fast CPUs found in modern desktop and laptop computers. They are stupid and primitive programs, and win purely by brute force. If you take away the fast hardware, they have no chance against a superior program like Hiarcs.

Tord Romstad

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiarcs plays a chess artistic, elegant and modern, is a superclass of the century XXI, just look how well he plays simple machines pocket Hiarcs is the only chess program that offers more and better chess with the rest simple processors , makes the most authentic processors to make art on the board, is a great program and increasingly plays better, the last Pocket Hiarcs 13.1 is a program ahead of its time.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Praise for Hiarcs Reply with quote

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Bitboards or not is not the most important factor. The simple point here is that Hiarcs is by far the best chess program in the known universe. The only advantage Rybka, Stockfish, Shredder and other engines have over Hiarcs is that they are better at taking advantage of the ridiculously fast CPUs found in modern desktop and laptop computers. They are stupid and primitive programs, and win purely by brute force. If you take away the fast hardware, they have no chance against a superior program like Hiarcs.

Tord Romstad


exactly tord, that is which I said also always.... this engines are bound at fast Cpu┤s.
Hiarcs is became develops to play good at slow CPU┤s.
Hiarcs play a beautiful chess the best of this art.

if I compare this kind of play I do thinking on richard lang┤s genius, separate I think of Novag from David Kittinger. Novag such a beautiful chess also played

Hiarcs the best chessprogramm .-)

regards J÷rg
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Praise for Hiarcs Reply with quote

Harvey Williamson wrote:
Thank you Tord!

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Bitboards or not is not the most important factor. The simple point here is that Hiarcs is by far the best chess program in the known universe. The only advantage Rybka, Stockfish, Shredder and other engines have over Hiarcs is that they are better at taking advantage of the ridiculously fast CPUs found in modern desktop and laptop computers. They are stupid and primitive programs, and win purely by brute force. If you take away the fast hardware, they have no chance against a superior program like Hiarcs.

Tord Romstad


Harvey,
Do you know if the Hiarcs chess explorer GUI is compatble with the DGT chess board? I hope so.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Praise for Hiarcs Reply with quote

Celadus wrote:
Do you know if the Hiarcs chess explorer GUI is compatble with the DGT chess board?


Now that would be a dream come true!!
Don't think so..or I've not found the option yet....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Hiarcs Chess Explorer is extremely solid Reply with quote

I thought after posting all my suggestions/complaints I thought I should mention how great the product really is. It is extremely solid, I have never had it crash once, while Chessbase crashes almost every time I use it. It is very easy to use. The PGN parsing is excellent so far It has parsed every PGN file I have thrown at it. The engine support is outstanding. The quality of the Opening books is great. I love the fact I can add my own boards. It has finally eliminated my need to boot into Microsoft Windows ( I have a Mac ) to run Chessbase. I still occasionally use ChessX to be able to see more information on the screen at once, but Hiarcs Opening Explorer has become my Chess Program of choice.

Thanks for a job well done.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with all of the raves here! Definitely the best I've seen!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: HCE Reply with quote

After some time spent working with HCE i think it is brilliant what a first class product and excellent tool for chess and databases.


Thanks Mark and co
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: HCE Reply with quote

hurnavich wrote:
After some time spent working with HCE i think it is brilliant what a first class product and excellent tool for chess and databases.


Thanks Mark and co


Glad you are enjoying it! A new free update is not far away Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: HCE Reply with quote

hurnavich wrote:
After some time spent working with HCE i think it is brilliant what a first class product and excellent tool for chess and databases.


Thanks Mark and co


Thanks, I am pleased you are enjoying our new product.

The overwhelming response I get is one of surprise from customers, the more they work with HCE the more they like it. For many chess players it is their go to GUI for chess and many of them have Chessbase and Aquarium so we must be doing something right! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first feature i noted with HCE is the "easy to use" because i used it wihout reading the manual Wink

The second one is the ergonomy ( good place for each Explorer and my eyes are happy ! )

I own CB12, Fritz 13 and Aquarium interface and would be good to have some analysis tools added ( as in Aquarium but not as complicated, always easy to use ) but as i said in other topic, i don't need features present in other products and would like instead special features as you do with your books subscription updated .....

Many thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well ! I confirm i like much HCE but, unfortunatly, i am pretty disappointed by Deep Hiarcs engine ! Sad

Sometimes, he can have some human attacking ideas but nothing which will make the difference with other strong engines i think ???

Seem in fact it is more an engine for play with humans than for deep and accurate analysis Question
Very slow too.....

I wanted something to compet with brutal force engine ( H3, SF3 etc ) but seem it is not this one !

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Hiarcs Great! Reply with quote

Hi all...

HIARCS is one Wonderful Program! Especially it's learning ability!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own Fritz13 and ChessBase12 for some years now obviously. And what i missed in those products was a highlighted last move when going through games and a better sparring partner when playing against the computer.
I have tried Scid vs Pc and Arena. The first i just didn't understand after a few days and the latter had just too many hick ups with the engine going on and off and some other bugs.
And for HCE; everything works just fine. No hick ups or bugs, highlighted last moves, always sound, always an engine working that is adjustible to my 1400 elo. No problems, everything works fast and everyday. Nalimov etc is working well.

I have been looking for a program like this for a few years and some things you read on the internet are just outdated like the move sounds that were not working in the beginning but since 2013/14 they do.
I had been a little anxious to buy HCE, since it is not too well known but now since i did i want to let know any future buyers who are still in doubt, that this is a reliable program and in my eyes much nicer than fritz13.

About the engine deep Hiarcs; it is a litlle weaker than Komodo 8/houdini but still well above 3000 elo if i am right. And i like the more human moves although it calculates like a 3000+ engine so most moves go way over my hat anyway just like with komodo/houdini etc. But for analyses it is perfect i guess. And you can install Komodo or Houdini in HCE off course.
I wish i bought this years ago instead of CB products. Their GUI is not comparable with HCE's.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Praise for Hiarcs Reply with quote

Harvey Williamson wrote:
Thank you Tord!

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Bitboards or not is not the most important factor. The simple point here is that Hiarcs is by far the best chess program in the known universe. The only advantage Rybka, Stockfish, Shredder and other engines have over Hiarcs is that they are better at taking advantage of the ridiculously fast CPUs found in modern desktop and laptop computers. They are stupid and primitive programs, and win purely by brute force. If you take away the fast hardware, they have no chance against a superior program like Hiarcs.

Tord Romstad


Unbelievable! Really I could not believe my eyes. How come, Hiarcs is beaten on the same hardware, no mater slow or fast ??? With those "stupid engines"? I like Hiarcs, Junior, Fritz but to say Hiarcs is the best engine in universe? That's lol and nothing else just lol. The same like if I would say Junior is the best engine... And nobody may say I don't like Junior.
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