What is it?
A chess program (one that plays, not a chess board).
Play against it
How it works
This page explains how to install Embla in Arena.
If you would like to play against Embla on a Mac, see this page.
Please note: Embla is a UCI chess engine.
You can find ready-made packages for Debian and other Linux distributions in this location. It also contains a zip-file with a Microsoft_Windows 64 bit exe (compiled using Cygwin).
For opening book you can use any polyglot book file. E.g. the ones from rebel.
Version 0.9.9: stronger play, xboard protocol support
Version 0.9.7: stronger play
Version 0.9.6: couple of micro-optimalizations
Version 0.9.5: polyglot book support, strength improvement
Version 0.9.4.1: fix for segfault in cutechess
Version 0.9-0.9.4 improve play strength
Version 0.8 adds syzygy endgame database-support
Version 0.7.1 fixes the issues with pondering.
Version 0.5 is the first version winning a game against an other chess engine!
I pinned the rating of 0.9.6 to 2000 as that is the rating at FICS (2016/12/18).
"sts" is "strategic test squite" (100ms think time).
"wac" is "win at chess" - ran with 250ms think time.
"bratko/kopec" is "bratko kopec test" - ran with 250ms think time.