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The following positions illustrate some of the analytical capabilities of the HIARCS 10 chess program and its superiority over other chess programs.

The following positions were tested against the world's top chess engine's: HIARCS 10, Fritz 9, Shredder9, Junior 9, Fruit 2.21 and Rybka. These positions illustrate that Hiarcs 10 has that something extra special!




HIARCS 10 finds Nf5! in less than 1 second! while other chess programs fail to find it even at tournament time controls on fast machines

1. Nf5! exf5 2. Re1+ Be6 3. Qd6 a6 4. Bd2 Qxc2 5. Bb4 axb5 6. Qf8+ Kd7 7. Red1+ Kc7 8. Qxa8 1-0




HIARCS 10 finds Bxe4! in 18 seconds while other programs are much slower

18. Bxe4! dxe4 19. Nxe4 Rg8 20. Qa3 Qg7 21. Nd6 Nb6 22. Ne8 Qf7 23. Qd6+ 1-0




HIARCS 10 finds this difficult positional trade in 33 seconds, only Fritz 9 was able to match HIARCS and find this subtle exchange sacrafice.

1... Bxf3! 2. Qxf3 2. gxf3 Nbd7 2... Qxc4! 3. Qxa8 Nc6 4. Qb7 Nd5 5. Re1 h5 6. Bc1 Rb8 7. Qd7 Rd8 8. Qb7 Na5! 9. Qxa7 Qc6! 10. Qa6 Nc4! 11. Rb1 Nc7 0-1



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HIARCS 10 finds the right positional move in this endgame in 11 seconds while other programs take much longer.

1. g4! 1. e4? Bxe4! 2. Rc7 f5 3. Kf2 h5 4. b7 Bxb7 5. Rxb7 Rxb7 6. Bxb7 g5 7. Bc8 f4 8. Bf5 Kf7 9. Be4 g4 10. Kg2 h4!= 1... Kd8 2. Bxb7 Rxb7 3. Rc6 f5 4. gxf5 gxf5 5. Kf2 f4 6. exf4 exf4 7. Kf3 Kd7 8. Rf6 Ke7 9. Rh6 Kd8 10. h4 1-0




HIARCS 10 finds this amazing attacking stroke in a mere 18 seconds. The other chess programs were much much slower.

1. Bxe5+!! 1-0




HIARCS 10 finds this superb sacrafice for the attack on the white king. Found in 13 seconds while other programs have great difficulty finding this stunning move!

1... Rxh4!! 0-1


CCC Bd5!!


A very difficult move found by HIARCS 10 in only 17 seconds winning. The other programs generally have trouble finding such a beautiful and startling move

1... Bd5! 0-1

Game(s) in PGN

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"It is exhilarating to play [HIARCS], more, a lot more than with any other strong program. It is a real pleasure to be defeated that way. Fast, lightning, unexpected death." - Fernando Villegas, April 2007
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