Komodo 13 Chess Engine

4.4
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About this game

Komodo 13 is the latest release of this prize-winning chess engine. Komodo 13 is an improvement over all previous Komodo versions and supports multi-core processors (32- and 64-bit) and endgame tablebases.


BEFORE YOU PURCHASE: NOTE THAT KOMODO 13 FOR ANDROID REQUIRES A CHESS GUI (for recommendations, see below).
THIS INSTALLER PROVIDES THE KOMODO ENGINE IN CHESSBASE & OPEN EXCHANGE FORMAT ONLY.


AFTER PURCHASING: Verify your license by running the installed app once before using Komodo.

Additional documentation is available at http://komodochess.com/Komodo_Play_Store_Instructions_9.html .


Komodo 13 is an improvement over all previous Komodo versions. Komodo supports multi-core computers and endgame tablebases. Komodo has won many highly respected engine tournaments multiple times, such as TCEC, CCT, and the World Computer Chess Championship, the World Blitz and the World Rapid championships.

Key Features of Komodo 13:
 - Evaluation developed by a Grandmaster
 - Multi-core support (up to 64 cores)
 - Syzygy endgame tablebase support

New in Komodo 13 (vs Komodo 11/12):
 - New optional Monte Carlo Tree Search
 - Added Skill setting
 - New Book Moves option to limit number of book moves
 - Now able to use up to 64 Threads in Monte Carlo Mode

Recommended chess GUIs include:
• Chess for Android (free, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.chess )
• Chess PGN Master (commercial, trial available, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kalab.pgnviewer )
• ChessBase Online (commercial, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=chessbase.android.chessdb )
• Analyze This (commercial, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pereira.analysis.paid )
• Scid on the Go (free, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scid.android )
• DroidFish Chess (free, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.petero.droidfish )
• Hawk Chess (commercial, trial available, https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalhawk.chess.paid )
• Chess (free, supports Chess960, http://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jwtc.android.chess )
• Acid Ape Chess (free, supports Chess960, http://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id= com.acideapestudios.acidapechess)

For more information, please visit the Komodo Chess web site at http://www.komodochess.com/ .
Updated on
Aug 23, 2019

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4.4
146 reviews
A Google user
September 21, 2019
This is an entirely new breed of chess engine - Increadable!!!! Komodo 13 is like no other chess engine I have seen before. I almost stopped using Komodo and Stockfish because in short, they are too strong to be relevant. They are so far removed from human play and abilty. However this new Monti Carlo mode makes the engine play like a human, and at lower levels even makes classic human mistakes!! This is ground breaking! Now you can actually use Komodo to practice and analyse at the human level.
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A Google user
October 12, 2019
The negative reviews complaining that Komodo 13's playing strength may be VERY slightly weaker than Stockfish 10's completely miss the point of how serious players use professional engines. Virtually any strong engine can beat any human. Tiny differences in absolute playing strength are irrelevant. An engine's value to a competitive player depends on its usefulness for ANALYSIS. K13 (with its unique MCTS feature) provides the best & most humanlike positional analysis I've seen on a mobile device
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Jonel Boljanac
May 9, 2020
I had Komodo13 play in the Javiolo engine tournament app vs Stockfish 10, which it lost 1 game and drew 30+ games. Also vs other Stockfish9 derived engines Cfish, Corchess, Brainfish from Javiolo, of which it lost 1 vs Corchess and drew 40+ games. In Chess for Android GUI vs SF10, Komodo lost 12 games and won 4. Maybe there are optimal settings? Doesn't show strength or superiority over SF10 & for sure not SF11. It's still very strong, but free apps are equal or stronger. So what's the point?!?!
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What's new

Komodo 13.1 for Android