World Chess Software Champion
For more than 20 years ever since its first World Championship success in 1991 HIARCS has maintained its position as one of the world's premier chess playing programs. HIARCS is the current World Chess Software Champion having won the title in Tilburg, The Netherlands, November 2011.
HIARCS is famous for its human-like playing style and its ability to come up with the unexpected. HIARCS versions are renowned for sharp attacking chess and a never say die attitude to their play. In HIARCS 14 this playing style has been positively enhanced through a new deeper search and evaluation of dynamic possibilities. It is capable of building deep attacking positions against the enemy king and executing exciting mating attacks. This approach enables HIARCS to play interesting, distinctive aggressive chess while being sensitive to the needs of the position. This has improved HIARCS in all phases of the game and even in quieter positions HIARCS 14 is able to be more selective about the variations it explores to achieve a better understanding than previous versions leading to much stronger play.
As an analysis partner HIARCS is second to none with its ability to learn from the positions it analyses and plays. This is an essential feature for all chess players interested in analysing games, studies, positions and particularly the opening as it guides HIARCS into a greater understanding of chess positions and their possibilities than ever before. For many years top chess players have used HIARCS as an important analysis partner for this very reason.
This combination of strength, playing style and learning makes HIARCS 14 ideal for all players looking for an intelligent chess partner that learns and improves with you. A new super strong HIARCS 14 tournament openings book (in own/engine HCS format) is also included which has been dramatically enhanced with the latest cutting edge chess theory and a wealth of novelties to provide a huge repertoire of finely tuned variations accessible directly by the HIARCS chess engine.
Deep HIARCS 14 is the ultimate multi-core/multi-processor HIARCS chess engine capable of utilising up to 16 CPU cores simultaneously. This results in much faster analysis and playing strength depending on your hardware e.g. on Dual-Core hardware Deep HIARCS runs nearly twice as fast as on a single core processor. HIARCS also supports single core processor systems and even comes with a customer single core version so you can use it today in the knowledge it can grow with your new hardware to future proof your purchase decision.
Deep HIARCS 14 UCI chess engine provides the following key features:
HIARCS is a chess engine and is available by software download only. It requires a PC running XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8 & 10 (all versions 32 & 64 bit) with a UCI compatible GUI (a Graphical User Interface is not included in the package). We strongly recommend the excellent HIARCS PC Chess Explorer or HIARCS Mac Chess Explorer which both contain the latest HIARCS UCI chess egnines.
Our latest and strongest version is now
available and we offer special upgrade prices
for existing HIARCS UCI customers. To find out more and how to buy please visit
our How to Buy HIARCS page.
Special thanks to Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, Rob
Osborne, Christian Goralski and Enrico Carrisco for
their support in many areas including testing, suggestions, opening book and
forum - without whom this product would
not be what it is today. Thanks also to a number of other supporters who
prefer to remain incognito. We thank
Eugene Nalimov and Andrew Kadatch for their kind permission to use their access
code (copyright (c) Eugene Nalimov) and decompression code (copyright (c) Andrew
Kadatch) for Nalimov tablebases in the HIARCS chess engine.
Special thanks to Harvey Williamson, Eric Hallsworth, Rob Osborne, Christian Goralski and Enrico Carrisco for their support in many areas including testing, suggestions, opening book and forum - without whom this product would not be what it is today.
Thanks also to a number of other supporters who prefer to remain incognito.
We thank Eugene Nalimov and Andrew Kadatch for their kind permission to use their access code (copyright (c) Eugene Nalimov) and decompression code (copyright (c) Andrew Kadatch) for Nalimov tablebases in the HIARCS chess engine.
"generally I use
HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion
Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to
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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