Amundsen is an XBoard compatible chess playing program, created by John Bergbom and released under the GNU license. From
the beginning it was a college course project, but I still work on it
now and then when I have time. Version 0.75 has a FICS rating of about 2240 in blitz (< 15 min),
2330 in lightning (< 5 minutes), and 2240 in standard (>= 15 min).
A name change took place between version 0.25 and 0.3. The reason
was that when the program started playing at FICS, the name jonte was
Some matches against other engines:
amundsen v. 0.80 vs. crafty 20.14: 16-57-27
amundsen v. 0.75 vs. crafty 20.14: 15-72-13
amundsen v. 0.70 vs. crafty 20.14: 8-74-18
amundsen v. 0.65 vs. crafty 20.14: 13-81-6
amundsen v. 0.80 vs. gnuchess v. 5.07: 57-23-20
amundsen v. 0.75 vs. gnuchess v. 5.07: 59-24-17
amundsen v. 0.70 vs. gnuchess v. 5.07: 45-32-23
amundsen v. 0.65 vs. gnuchess v. 5.07: 30-52-18
Click here to read the release notes and version history.
Amundsen is capable of running testsuites through
the "testsuite" command. For information on testsuite scores, instructions
and epd files, click here.
Feel free to download the code and do whatever
you want with it. If you have comments or suggestions for improvements,
please drop me a note. In particular I'm interested in hearing about
problems with compiling for other platforms than unix/Linux.
Put the opening book in the same directory as the executable.