PC Chess HIARCS 10
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HIARCS 10 achieves 2845 Elo on official SSDF rating list!
HIARCS 10's strong attacking play scores highest winning % of any chess program on SSDF rating list!
Play through some attacking games played here or see HIARCS 10 on test positions here.

HIARCS 10 for PC is available in two product options:

1) HIARCS 10 UCI and associated chess engines for use in various chess GUIs
2) HIARCS 10 engine and Fritz-based GUI

Read below for more details of these products.

[New!]HIARCS 10 UCI +
A chess program that can do more than calculate!

Please note existing HIARCS UCI owners can update to the new faster and stronger X54 32 bit and X54 64 bit engines for FREE now!

Hiarcs has long been renowned for its human-like playing style, now Hiarcs goes much further with improved chess knowledge, a more aggressive style and an ability to search very deeply for the truth of a position. New chess knowledge enables Hiarcs to identify deep attacking motifs long before they become apparent especially concerning king attacks and unbalanced positions and material. Hiarcs often prefers initiative and attacking options over more materialistic concerns associated with traditional chess programs. Matched to this new chess knowledge Hiarcs searches much more deeply than its predecessor often enabling it to find new unexpected moves and ideas much faster.

New enhancements mean that while playing or analysing games, Hiarcs is able to learn more about the positions and moves it sees to improve its chess strength in future games. This feature is essential for all chess players who analyse chess games, studies, positions and openings as it enables Hiarcs to understand deep strategic or tactical ideas while analysing with you. With Hiarcs you get an intelligent chess partner which actually learns and improves with you!

The new Hiarcs opening book is included which has been significantly enhanced with the latest GM theory and a wealth of novelties to provide a huge repertoire of finely tuned variations. This is the work of computer chess expert Eric Hallsworth and Hiarcs author Mark Uniacke who have combined to provide an exceptional new opening book. 

These features all add up to make Hiarcs an essential tool for chess players of all strengths making the chess games you play or analyse much more interesting, unpredictable and exciting than ever before.

HIARCS 10 UCI provides the following key features:

bulletThe classic HIARCS 10 chess engine in UCI form for use in all good chess GUIs
bullet[New!]FREE updates to HIARCS X50, X54 and 64 bit UCI engines with every purchase of HIARCS 10 UCI! - strongest ever HIARCS chess engines made available to the public.
bulletLatest HIARCS tournament book and accessible directly from the engine
bulletEngine book learning and position learning capabilities are built into all HIARCS UCI engines helping HIARCS improve through its playing experience
bulletFull set of configurable HIARCS engine parameters
bulletUCI compatibility allowing integration into any GUI supporting UCI (e.g. Chessbase, Arena, Chess Assistant, Shredder, Chess Partner etc)
bulletUser defined playing strength based on your chosen Elo with realistic human like play.

HIARCS UCI is a chess engine and is available by software download only. HIARCS UCI requires a PC running MS Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000 or XP with a UCI compatible GUI (a GUI is not included in the package). We recommend the excellent free Arena GUI v1.1 which supports UCI chess engines like HIARCS UCI. Alternatively other quality GUIs supporting UCI chess engines can be separately purchased e.g. Chessbase, Chess Assistant, Shredder, Chess Partner etc

PC Chess HIARCS 10 UCI is a software download product - £23.95 (tax free outside EU).

 

HIARCS 10
A chess program that can do more than calculate!

Hiarcs has long been renowned for its human-like playing style, now Hiarcs 10 goes much further with improved chess knowledge, a more aggressive style and an ability to search very deeply for the truth of a position. New chess knowledge enables Hiarcs 10 to identify deep attacking motifs long before they become apparent especially concerning king attacks and unbalanced positions and material. Hiarcs 10 often prefers initiative and attacking options over more materialistic concerns associated with traditional chess programs. Matched to this new chess knowledge Hiarcs 10 searches much more deeply than its predecessor often enabling it to find new unexpected moves and ideas much faster.

New enhancements mean that while playing or analysing games, Hiarcs 10 is able to learn more about the positions and moves it sees to improve its chess strength in future games. This feature is essential for all chess players who analyse chess games, studies, positions and openings as it enables Hiarcs 10 to understand deep strategic or tactical ideas while analysing with you. With Hiarcs 10 you get an intelligent chess partner which actually learns and improves with you!

The new Hiarcs 10 opening book is included which has been significantly enhanced with the latest GM theory and a wealth of novelties to provide a huge repertoire of finely tuned variations. This is the work of computer chess expert Eric Hallsworth and Hiarcs author Mark Uniacke who have combined to provide an exceptional new opening book. 

These features all add up to make Hiarcs 10 an essential tool for chess players of all strengths making the chess games you play or analyse much more interesting, unpredictable and exciting than ever before.

Key features:

bulletChess engine Hiarcs 10 by Mark Uniacke
bulletSpecial Hiarcs 10 opening book by Eric Hallsworth and Mark Uniacke
bulletLatest user interface with many training functions for beginners, club players and grandmasters
bulletSupports Chess960 or Fischer Random Chess
bulletExclusive photo-realistic 3D boards in various designs
bulletAccess to the ChessBase internet server “Playchess.com” (free for 12 months)
bulletDatabase with 1,000,000 games

Availability

HIARCS 10 available from 16th December can be purchased from all good chess shops and on the internet:

Countrywide Computers

ChessBase Shop

Classical Games

ChessCentral

USCF Sales

Acknowledgements

HIARCS is a team effort and we would like to acknowledge the special contribution made by the following people:

Chess Engine: Mark Uniacke

Opening Book: Eric Hallsworth and Mark Uniacke

Extensive Testing: Eric Hallsworth, Enrico Carrisco, Harvey Williamson and Thorsten Czub

THANK YOU!

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"generally I use HIARCS." - Five time World Chess Champion Vishy Anand, in a recent interview when asked what chess program he uses to analyse with
 
"HIARCS is much better positionally than Deep Blue." - Garry Kasparov 1997 (after game 5 of the rematch)

World Chess Champion, Vishy Anand, used "Powerful" HIARCS machine in preparations for his 2010 & 2012 world title matches

"This level of service is one other big reason to buy HIARCS." - John Jackson

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HIARCS Computer Chess Engines are designed and developed by Mark Uniacke in England.
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