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Horizon 4.4 (February 1, 2008)
Horizon 4.4 Opening Book (last updated: February 1, 2008) 5% verified; verified depth ~6; 1,000 games/7,000 positions verified
Latest Horizon Opening Book (last updated: February 1, 2008)
NOTE: the download files are in 7Zip format
The following tests, inspired by printed chess puzzles, are maintained by Jim Monaghan
Older Versions of Horizon
The Elo ratings are approximate. Thanks to Claude Dubois for supplying me with missing versions!
Horizon Installation and Configuration
- Unzip all files to the directory of your choice such as: C:\Chess\Horizon
- See: ReadMe.txt within the Horizon.zip file for complete Horizon instructions.
- Winboard.ini additions (assuming Horizon files are located in C:\Chess\Horizon):
- "Horizon" /fd=C:\Chess\Horizon
- "Horizon" /sd=C:\Chess\Horizon
- Modify the Horizon configuration file: Horizon.cfg
- Set main hash table size to 97MB: HASH 97
- Set pawn hash table size to 4MB: PAWN_HASH 4
- Set egtb cache size to 4MB: EGTB_CACHE 4
- Specify directory holding Nalimov endgame tablebases: TB_DIRECTORY C:\Chess\Nalimov
- Specify opening book path/filename: OPENING_BOOK C:\Chess\Horizon.dat
- Set opening book 'style' BOOK_STYLE TOURNEY 9
- Weaken chess play (set Elo to 1543): SET_ELO 1543
- Additional weakening DISABLE NULL RAZOR_CUTS CHECK_EXTEND
- Allow ICS on-line play ICS KIBITZ
- Turn resignation on/off: RESIGN ON
The easiest way to verify your current configuration is to double-click on 'Horizon.exe' in Explorer. It will list the current settings. Then type 'quit' to quit the Horizon program.