HIARCS Chess Engines

2021 HIARCS 15

  • HIARCS 15 estimated Elo Rating: 3250 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • Deep HIARCS 15 estimated Elo Rating: 3400 (1800X 3.6GHz)
  • HIARCS 15 has the largest ever Elo increase since previous version.

2011 HIARCS 14

  • HIARCS 14 SSDF Rating: Elo 3099 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • Deep HIARCS 14 SSDF Rating: Elo 3218 (1800X 3.6GHz)
  • Revelation 2 Hiarcs 14.1 SSDF Rating: Elo 2925 (PXA320 800MHz)
  • HIARCS 14 World Chess Software Champion - Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 2011

2009 HIARCS 13

  • P.Fritz 4 Hiarcs 13 SSDF Rating: 2771 (PXA255 500MHz)
  • HIARCS 13.1 SSDF Rating: Elo 3099 (Q6600 2.4GHz)
  • Palm Hiarcs 13.1 Tungsten SSDF Rating: Elo 2651 (T5 416MHz)
  • HIARCS 13.2 SSDF Rating: ELo 3096 (Q6600 2.4GHz)
  • Revelation Hiarcs 13.3 SSDF Rating: Elo 2771 (PXA225 500Mhz)
  • HIARCS 13 series scored over 2900 Elo on handheld devices against GMs and is on a dedicated chess computer - The Phoenix Revelation HIARCS 13.3

2008 HIARCS 12

  • P.Fritz 3 Hiarcs 12 SSDF Rating: 2706 (PXA310 624 MHz)
  • Deep HIARCS 12 SSDF Rating: Elo 3018 (Q6600 2.4GHz)
  • Palm Hiarcs 12.1 Tungsten SSDF Rating: Elo 2643 (T5 416MHz)
  • HIARCS 12 was the first version on both Pocket PC and Palm as well as PC and Mac

2006 HIARCS 11

  • HIARCS 11.1 SSDF Rating: Elo 2876 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • HIARCS 11 was the first multi-core/processor version

2005 HIARCS 10

  • HIARCS 10 SSDF Rating: Elo 2835 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • HIARCS 10 became the biggest strength update in 12 years and jumped to the top of a number of rating lists. The first professional version - I began working full time on HIARCS in 2003 so this is my first full time version with 2 years behind it and a revolutionary new openings book

2004 HIARCS 9.6

  • HIARCS 9.6 Elo Rating: 2778 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • HIARCS 9.6 was the strongest Mac chess program when released

2003 HIARCS 9

  • HIARCS 9 SSDF Rating: Elo 2738 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • Palm HIARCS 9.5a/9.6 SSDF Rating: Elo 2392 (TungstenE 126 MHz)
  • HIARCS 9 series revolutionised PDA Palm chess programs and was marked HIARCS' return to the Macintosh platform

2002 HIARCS 8

  • HIARCS 8 SSDF Rating: Elo 2681 (Athlon 1.2GHz)
  • HIARCS 8.0 marked HIARCS' return when it defeated GM Boris Gulko in an internet match
  • HIARCS 8 Bareev (Jan 2003 version midway between H8 and H9) drew a match with super GM Evgeny Bareev on a standard single 2Ghz PC

1999 HIARCS 7.32

  • HIARCS 7.32 SSDF Rating: Elo 2539 (K6-2 450MHz)
  • HIARCS 7.32 was the first commercial chess program to use Nalimov tablebases in it's search

1998 HIARCS 7

  • HIARCS 7 SSDF Rating: Elo 2465 (64MB P200 Mhz MMX)
  • HIARCS 7.01 SSDF Rating: Elo 2525 (K6-2 450 MHz)
  • HIARCS 7 led the SSDF rating list

1997 HIARCS 6

  • HIARCS 6 SSDF Rating: Elo 2423 (49MB P200 MHz MMX)
  • HIARCS 6 was the first PC chess program to defeat a FIDE International Master in a match at tournament time controls. It also lead the SSDF rating list for almost a year and was used extensively by Garry Kasparov and in his preparations for Deep Blue. HIARCS 6 also took the Mac by storm with a native PowerPC version

1996 HIARCS 5

  • HIARCS 5 SSDF Rating: Elo 2330 (Pentium 90 MHz)
  • HIARCS 5 led the SSDF Rating list

1995 HIARCS 4

  • HIARCS 4 SSDF Rating: Elo 2292 (Pentium 90 MHz)
  • HIARCS 4 was the first non Fritz Chessbase chess engine and was the first Mac HIARCS version

1994 HIARCS 3

  • HIARCS 3 SSDF Rating: Elo 2276 (Pentium 90 MHz)
  • HIARCS 3 was the highest ever placed computer in the AEGON man-machine tournament and achieved 2631 Elo performance

1993 HIARCS 2

  • HIARCS 2 SSDF Rating: Elo 2107 (486/33 MHz)
  • HIARCS 2.0 won the 1993 Computer Olympiad and the World's first official uniform platform tournament
  • HIARCS 2.1 won the World Microcomputer Chess Championship

1992 HIARCS 1

  • HIARCS 1 SSDF Rating: Elo 1975 (486/33 MHz)
  • HIARCS 1.0 was the first commercial version and World Amateur Microcomputer Chess Champion