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New Engine......NiCim Chess Engine....Enjoy!! smile

https://github.com/yodatk/NiCimEngine/releases

IMPROVED 3rd version of Nissim engine: NiCim. Working with UCI protocol. Written in C++.

You can play against NiCim here: https://lichess.org/@/NissimEngine

Features:

Efficient Bitboards representation of Chess Board (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Bitboards)
Pre-Calculated Moves and Attacks, using MagicBitboards (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Magic_Bitboards)
Alpha Beta pruning based search, with:
Quiescence Search (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Quiescence_Search)
Principal Variation Search (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Principal_Variation_Search)
Move ordering by (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Move_Ordering):
Principal variation Node (https://www.chessprogramming.org/PV-Move)
Killer moves (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Killer_Heuristic)
History moves (https://www.chessprogramming.org/History_Heuristic)
Late Move Reduction (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Late_Move_Reductions)
Null Move Pruning (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Null_Move_Pruning)
Razoring (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Razoring)
NNUE Evaluation! (by https://github.com/dshawul/nnue-probe)
Transposition Table (https://www.chessprogramming.org/Transposition_Table)
Opening Book support with polyglot format. (as described in this toturial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjZtevzCa5Y&list=PLZ1QII7yudbc-Ky058TEaOstZHVbT-2hg&index=88&ab_channel=BluefeverSoftware)
How to install and Use NiCim:

There are two ways to compile NiCim:

you can use Cmake with the provided CMakeLists.txt file. (really easy to do with CLion)
you can use the provided makefile. currently, the makefile supports only windows machines.
IMPORTANT NOTES:

NiCim executable must be next to the provided .nnue file, otherwise, it's evaluation won't work.
NiCim can support polyglot format opening books, and provided by one. if you wish to change the book you need to chage the default NAME_OF_BOOK in "PolyBook.h". If you with to turn off this option, you can through the uci protocol.
If you wish to use NiCim as a bot Player on lichess (using this awsome code by ShailChoksi : https://github.com/ShailChoksi/lichess-bot) it is very recommanded to change the delay time of NiCim so it won't accidently lose on time. to do that, simply add txt file named (EXACTLY) "ONLINE_TIME_CONFIG.txt" to the working directory\ same directory where NiCimEngine.exe file is in. you don't have to write any thing in it, NiCim will automatically change it's delay time accordingly
Thanks A Lot to these Wonderful guides:

Chess Programming : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUNP-UjujBM&list=PLmN0neTso3Jxh8ZIylk74JpwfiWNI76Cs&ab_channel=ChessProgramming
Logic Crazy Chess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5IGltn95Bk&ab_channel=LogicCrazyChess
Bluefever Software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGAfaepBco4&list=PLZ1QII7yudbc-Ky058TEaOstZHVbT-2hg&ab_channel=BluefeverSoftware


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any idea about strength? .. best

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can't set threads.. 1 threads by default

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we need multi thread engine single core engine not enough.
Also we need NNUE engine

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