Downloads and Statistics
October 21, 2017
Testing summary:
Total: 210'800 games
played by 168 programs
1971 CPU days (X2 4600+)

White wins: 87'325 (41.4%)
Black wins: 76'079 (36.1%)
Draws: 47'396 (22.5%)
White score: 52.7%



CCRL means "Computer Chess Rating Lists". We are a club of people inspired by watching computers play chess. We want to compare the strength of different chess programs, and we want to share our findings with others. We are achieving this by running thousands of games between chess programs, collecting the games into a single database, and then computing and publishing a rating list.

CCRL was formed in December 2005. Initially we only did 40/40 testing, but later more members joined and we are now doing 40/4 and FRC testing as well. We now have members from 9 countries, with diverse ideas, but united by single passion.


This is the first FRC testing project, done in 40/4 time control.

Our members are free to choose any engines they like to test, as long as the testing is done under conditions stated below.

CCRL Testing Conditions

Time Control: Equivalent to 40 moves in N minutes on AMD X2 4600+ at 2.4GHz. We use Crafty 19.17 BH as a benchmark to determine the equivalent time control for particular machine.

We use repeating time control. It means that, say, in 40/40 the engines have 40 minutes for the first 40 moves. Then they get another 40 minutes for the next 40 moves, and so on.

Endgame tablebases: 4 or 5 piece tablebases.

Pondering: OFF.

Tournament format: Any format of tester's choice: Match, Round-robin, Gauntlet, Swiss, etc.

Hash size: Should be set to the same value of either 128 or 256 MB for all engines in a match or tourney. There are two exeptions: 1) Engines using 2 CPUs should have double hash size, compared to single-CPU engines in the same tourney. 4-CPU engines should have 4 times amount of hash. 2) Smaller hash size can be used if an engine has problems with particular hash size, or if it does not allow to configure hash size.

EGTB hash: 32 MB.

Tournament Interface: Any. Examples: Winboard, Arena, Shredder, Chessbase, Chess Partner.

Opening book: Any generic. Examples: remis.ctg, draw.ctg, 5moves.ctg, perfect.ctg etc. Book line length has to be limited to 12 moves per side maximum. The same book should be used for all engines in the same match or tournament.

Engines with their own books should have them disabled (deleted or switched off in parameters). Engines which can't disable their own book can't participate in CCRL testing.

Book learning: Off for all engines.

Position learning: Off for all engines.

Created in 2005-2008 by CCRL team
Last games added on October 21, 2017