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Palm HIARCS has proven it is clearly the strongest handheld chess player in history by winning 4 matches with chess Grandmasters, winning a GM master tournament in the Philippines and being the highest ever rated PDA chess game on the SSDF rating list. No other Palm chess program could even come close to this level of performance.

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HIARCS Palm Chess Ratings

Presented here are the ratings and results of matches played by the new Palm HIARCS chess product. On the left you will find button links to many of the outstanding games played by HIARCS on Palm devices against the strongest chess players and computers in the world.
 

PDA device Type/Clock Speed Hash Table Size HIARCS Palm Chess Rating (est. SSDF Elo)**
Palm Tungsten T3/C/T5 and Palm LifeDrive ARM/400Mhz 8192Kb 2586* 
Palm Zire 72, TX ARM/312Mhz 4096Kb 2546
Sony Clie NX70V/TJ25/TJ35
Palm Tungsten E2/Z22
ARM/200Mhz 2048Kb-4096Kb 2491
Palm Zire 31 ARM/200Mhz 768Kb 2455
Palm Tungsten E ARM/144Mhz 1024Kb 2422
Palm Tungsten T/T2/71 ARM/144Mhz 512Kb 2416
Palm Zire 21 ARM/126Mhz 256Kb 2389
Sony Clie SJ33 68K/66Mhz 512Kb 2080

Please note: Large Hash table size (>=1Mb) can have a significant positive affect on performance. The results coming in from customers for Palm Hiarcs on a Tungsten T3 are exceptionally good. This list will be periodically updated as further results come in.
* For comparison based on their website claims, on a Palm Tungsten T3 Chess Tiger is rated at est. 2293 SSDF Elo and Chess Genius is rated at est. 2447 SSDF Elo. We consider those estimates as optimistic by about 100 Elo.
** Based on 1062 games. For USCF rating equivalent add 200 Elo. Calibrated to SSDF ratings.

Overview

Total match scores against our PDA chess competition so far:

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Chess Tiger 15.1        66 - 7  (90.41%)  - implies Palm Hiarcs is about 410 Elo stronger than Chess Tiger 15.1. 

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Chess Genius 2.1        63 - 16 (79.37%) - implies Palm Hiarcs is about 234 Elo stronger than Chess Genius 2.1.

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Pocket Fritz 2            92 - 66     (58.2%) - implies Palm Hiarcs is about 59 Elo stronger than Pocket Fritz 2.

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Pocket Grandmaster  11 - 3 (78.57%) - implies Palm Hiarcs is about 225 Elo stronger than Pocket Grandmaster.

Palm/Pocket PC Software PDA Estimated SSDF Elo Rating based on 1062 games
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46/9.5 Palm Tungsten T3 XScale 400Mhz 2586 Elo
Pocket Fritz 2.0 IPAQ XScale 400Mhz 2506 Elo
Palm Chess Genius 2.1-2.31 Palm Tungsten T3 XScale 400Mhz 2352 Elo
Pocket Grandmaster IPAQ XScale 400Mhz 2361 Elo
Palm Chess Tiger 15.1 Palm Tungsten T3 XScale 400Mhz 2191 Elo

Matches with dedicated chess computers

A comprehensive set of matches have been run by Clive Munro, an independent computer chess tester. These chess matches have taken place over the last 6 months between the best Palm chess software and the best dedicated chess computers. The games were all played at Game in 60 minutes. The Palm chess programs all ran on a standard Zire 21.

Dedicated chess computer Established SSDF Elo Palm Tiger Zire 21 Palm Genius Zire 21 Palm HIARCS Zire 21 Total points/50 Performance Elo
Tasc R30 v2.5 2274 Elo 8-1 6-3 3-6 18/30 points 2349 Elo
Mephisto Genius 68030 2198 Elo 6-3 2-7 1-9 10/30 points 2143 Elo
Mephisto London Pro 2177 Elo 7-2 5-5 -9 13/30 points 2217 Elo
Mephisto London 68030 2216 Elo 8-2 2-7 -9 11/30 points 2168 Elo
Mephisto Atlanta 2093 Elo 3-6 4-5 2-8 9/30 points 2116 Elo
Total points/50   16/50 points 29/50 points 42/50 points    
Perf. Elo   2059 Elo 2249 Elo 2488 Elo    

These 150 games give a clear picture of the relative performance strengths of the chess programs in these matches:

Chess program Chess Strength (Elo)
Palm HIARCS Zire 21 2488 Elo
Tasc R30 v.25 2349 Elo
Palm Genius Zire 21 2249 Elo
Mephisto London Pro 2217 Elo
Mephisto London 68030 2168 Elo
Mephisto Genius 68030 2143 Elo
Mephisto Atlanta 2116 Elo
Palm Tiger Zire 21 2059 Elo

These chess ratings mean Palm Chess HIARCS would be expected to score an 80% result against Palm Chess Genius and a 93.5% result against Palm Chess Tiger. Palm Chess HIARCS is clearly the strongest chess program ever on Palm based PDAs.

Match Results

Games played at 40 moves in 2 hours:

Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Star Sapphire            19-  (+19-0=1, 97.5%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Fritz 3/Pentium 90    16-4  (+13-1=6, 80%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Rebel7/Pentium 90    13-6  (+13-1=6, 80%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Genius3/Pentium 90   10-10  (+6-6=8, 50%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Nimzo99/AMDK6450    7-5  (, 58.333%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Goliath/AMDK6450      6-13  (+3-7=10, 32.5%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v SOS/AMDK6450          6-13  (+4-11=5, 32.5%) Download Games: CBV
Palm HIARCS 9.5a on Tungsten E v Meph London 68030   16-4  (+14-2=4, 80%) Download Games: CBV

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 (iPAQ 2210/400Mhz)    4-0  (+4-0=0, 100%)  Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 iPAQ 4155       3-  (+3-0=1, 87.5%)  Download PGN Games
Palm Chess Hiarcs on Tungsten C v Pocket Fritz 2 Compaq 2210  2-0  (+2-0=0, 100%)  Download Games
Palm Chess Hiarcs Zire 21 v Chess Tiger m100 54Mhz*     4-1     (+3-0=2, 80%)     Download PGN Games

*Please note Tiger on m100 54Mhz had a Tiger mark of 2.19. Hence for Tiger this h/w is faster than the Zire 21 Hiarcs was running on. 
 

Games played at Game in 2 hours:

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 v Palm Chess Tiger 15.1 (both on Zire 71)   9-3  (75%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 v Palm Chess Genius 2.1 (both on Zire 71)  7-3 (70%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on Tungsten C v Pocket Fritz 2 Compaq 2210  3-2  (+3-2=1, 58.3%)  Download Games

Palm Chess Hiarcs (Tungsten C/400Mhz)  v Pocket Genius (iPAQ 2210/400Mhz) 3- (+3-0=1, 87.5%)   Download PGN CBV

Palm Chess Hiarcs (Tungsten C/400Mhz)  v Pocket Crafty (iPAQ 2210/400Mhz) 4-0 (+4-0=0, 100%)   Download PGN  CBV

Palm Chess Hiarcs (Tungsten C/400Mhz)  v Pocket Grandmaster Gromit (iPAQ 2210/400Mhz) 4-0 (+4-0=0, 100%)   Download PGN CBV

Games played at Game in 60 minutes +15 seconds per move:

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.5 on Zire 72/520 v ChessMaster 10000 PC XP/3200+  -    Play through game
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.5 on Zire 72/520 v ProDeo 1.0 PC XP/2400+              1-0      Play through game

Games played at Game in 60 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 Axim X5/400Mhz          12-7 (+9-4=7, 62.5%)  Download PGN CBV

Palm Chess Hiarcs on Sony NX70V v Pocket Chess Genius 1.5 Compaq 2630/206Mhz   15-5  (+12=6-2, 75%)  Download Games

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Tasc R30 ver 2.5 1995            6-3 (+4-1=5, 65%)  Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Mephisto Genius 68030          9-1 (+9-1=0, 90%)        Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Mephisto London Pro             9- (+9-0=1, 95%)    Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Mephisto London 68030         9- (+9-0=1, 95%)    Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Mephisto Atlanta                   8-2 (+6-0=4, 80%)    Download PGN CBV

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 31 v Junior 8 on PC P3/600            - (+0-0=1, 50%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Tiger 15.1 Tungsten-E    1-1     (+1-1=0, 50%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Tiger 15.1 Zire 21    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Genius 2.1 Tungsten-E    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Genius 2.1 Zire 21    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on Sony NX70V v Pocket Fritz 2 Compaq 2630/206Mhz   13-7  (+11=4-5, 65%)  Download PGN Games

Games played at 40 moves in 40 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 (iPAQ 2210/400Mhz)         5-7 (+4-6=2, 41.7%)  Download PGN CBV

Games played at Game in 30 minutes + 5 seconds a move:

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Tungsten C v Pocket Fritz 2++ with Shredder Classic book Compaq 2210/400Mhz  20-22  (+14-16=12, 47.6%)  Download PGN CBV

Games played at Game in 30 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on T3 v Palm Chess Genius 2.1 on T3        11-1       (+10-0=2, 91.6%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on T3 v Palm Chess Tiger 15.1 on T3         10-1 (+9-0=3, 87.5%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 iPAQ 4155                     5-2  (+4-1=3, 68.8%)  Download PGN Games
Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Grandmaster iPAQ 4155           3-    (+3-0=1, 87.5%)  Download PGN Games
Palm Chess Hiarcs on Zire 31 v Pocket Fritz 2 Acer n10 300Mhz                4-5  (+1-2=7, 45%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs on Zire 31 v Pocket Grandmaster Acer n10 300Mhz      7-2  (+7-2=1, 75%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 31 v Junior 8 on PC P3/600Mhz     -1 (+0-1=1, 25%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.5 on T3 v Friz 6 on PC Centrino 1.8Ghz         -1 (+0-1=1, 25%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Tiger 15.1 Tungsten-E    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Tiger 15.1 Zire 21    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Genius 2.1 Tungsten-E    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Genius 2.1 Zire 21    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Games played at Game in 15 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.41 on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 Axim X5/400Mhz  7-3 (+6-2=2, 70%)  Download PGN CBV
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.41 on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 iPAQ 4155     2-2 (+2-2=0, 50%)         Download PGN Games

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 31 v Junior 8 on PC P3/600Mhz  1-1 (+0-0=2, 50%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on T3 v Deep Sjeng on Mac 1.25Ghz  1-2 (+1-2=1, 37.5%)    Download PGN Games

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 21 v Tasc R30 ver 2.5 1995   2-0 (+2-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Tiger 15.1 Tungsten-E    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Tiger 15.1 Zire 21    1-  (+1-0=1, 75%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Zire 21 v Chess Genius 2.1 Tungsten-E    1-1     (+1-1=0, 50%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.3 on Tungsten-E v Chess Genius 2.1 Zire 21    2-0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Games played at Game in 10 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Palm Chess Tiger (both on Sony TJ35)  22-0    (+22-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs v Palm Chess Genius (both on Sony TJ35) 16-6    (+14-4=4, 72.7%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs v Palm Chess Tiger (both on Zire21)  10-0    (+10-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on Zire 21 v Mephisto Risc 1         10-0     (+10-0=0, 100%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs on Zire 21 v Mephisto Atlanta        6-  (+6-0=1, 92%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs on Zire 21 v Novag Sapphire 2       9-   (+9-0=1, 95%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Fritz 5.32 (PPro/200Mhz)   6-5 (+4-3=5, 54.1%)
Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Comet B50 (P3/1Ghz)        2 - 0     (+2-0=0, 100%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 iPAQ 5550   3-2 (+2-1=3, 58.3%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Crafty 18.12 (P3/1Ghz)      2-1 (+1-0=3, 62.5%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Hiarcs 7 (PPro/200Mhz)     3-   (+3-0=1, 87.5%)

Games played at Game in 5 minutes:

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Pocket Fritz 2 iPAQ 4155   6-4 (+5-3=2, 60%)    Download PGN Games

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on Zire 31 v Fritz 8 on PC P3/600Mhz  1-1 (+0-0=2, 50%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs 9.46 on T3 v Chess Tiger 15 on PC Xeon 3.06Ghz  - (+0-0=1, 50%)

Palm Chess Hiarcs on T3 v Shredder 8 Dual AMD 2.2Ghz Opterons - (+0-0=1, 50%)*

*Played on ICC by a customer. Shredder 8 had a time advantage as it was using G/5+5 fischer clock while Hiarcs being manually operated had to be set to Game in 5 minutes so the moves could be relayed on ICC! This game has not been included in the Palm Hiarcs rating even though it would increase it.

Please note in brackets you will see the wins, losses and draws in these matches denoted by +, - and = respectively.

 

Palm HIARCS 9.5 wins 4 game Internet Match with GM Jan Gustafsson

22nd-24th January 2005, Palm HIARCS 9.5 played a four game internet match against the strong Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson of Germany. GM Jan Gustafsson is a rapidly rising GM with a FIDE rating of 2616 Elo which puts him in the top 100 chess players in the world!  Palm HIARCS scored a sensational match win 3-1 with 2 wins and 2 draws. 

The match took place on the Chessbase Play Chess Internet Server in the machine room. The rate of play was game in 30 minutes with 10 seconds extra per move.

All the games were hard fought and our respect goes to GM Jan Gustafsson for taking up the challenge and playing for the win in each game. You can play through all games here or each game individually below:

Game 1 - 22nd Jan 2005: GM Jan Gustafsson v Palm HIARCS (click to play through game)

Game 2 - 22nd Jan 2005: Palm HIARCS v GM Jan Gustafsson (click to play through game)

Game 3 - 24th Jan 2005: GM Jan Gustafsson v Palm HIARCS (click to play through game)

Game 4 - 24th Jan 2005: Palm HIARCS v GM Jan Gustafsson (click to play through game)

This is the first and only time in history that a Palm chess program has won a match with a GM.

Go to information on HIARCS Palm Chess Features to see how HIARCS helps coach beginners for rapid learning. Also see how HIARCS compares with the Palm competition here

Click here to find out how to purchase Palm HIARCS online now

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"generally I use HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to analyse with
 
"HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue." - Garry Kasparov 1997 (after game 5 of the rematch)

World Chess Champion, Vishy Anand, used "Powerful" HIARCS machine in preparations for his 2010 & 2012 world title matches

"This level of service is one other big reason to buy HIARCS." - John Jackson

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