Komodo 12.2

+1 year subscription


Komodo 12.2


"I am deeply moved by the style of Komodo. In my opinion it's the perfect combination between computer accuracy and human positional understanding. I get the feeling it's taken positional understanding to the next level. After such an impressive performance I am going to test Komodo in my future work, especially in very positional play, and am really looking forward to working with it."

- GM Boris Avrukh

"I am extremely impressed by Komodo's play. I watched and analyzed every game and it was absolutely flawless positional chess, the likes of which has never been seen before by an engine... or human. Komodo clearly outplayed the other programs in the TCEC tournament."

- GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

Introducing the all new Komodo, Komodo MCTS

Komodo 12.2 MCTS thinks like no other chess engine in the world. Inspired by the ideas of AlphaZero and Leela, Larry and Mark set out to reinvent Komodo. What they came up with was Komodo 12.2 MCTS - a engine which searches for candidate moves in an incredible new way, and finds moves no other engine can!?

Komodo mastermind GM Larry Kaufman introduces Komodo 12.2

November 5, 2018

We have just released Komodo 12.2. The normal version is about 10 elo stronger than Komodo 12.1.1 on four threads, while the MCTS version is an incredible 200 elo stronger (in round numbers) than 12.1.1 MCTS in blitz play (perhaps 150 in slow games) regardless of the number of threads. While the MCTS version is not yet as strong as normal Komodo (unless you are using MultiPV = 3 or more), it would probably be in the top 5 engines on most hardware if it replaced normal Komodo. Komodo 12.2 is much better than all previous versions in its ability to utilize hardware with many cores, both in normal and in MCTS modes.

What is the 'Komodo 12.2 + one year subscription'?

This option is for chess players who need the strongest possible engine. We release updates to Komodo three to five times per year. The subscription is basically Komodo 12.2 plus these 3-5 updates for a discount. [...]

Note: Komod 12.2 is available for immediate download after purchase. Log in to My Account to download.

Compatable GUIs

  • Chessbase
  • Fritz
  • Aquarium
  • Chess Assistant
  • Hiarcs Chess Explorer
  • Shredder (Classic)
  • Arena

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 366 MHz, 64 MB ram

Operating system: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX 10.5.8 or higher (Android version available only from Google).

Note: Komodo does not include a 'chessboard'. See Installation instructions.


Komodo is three-time TCEC champion, the most prestigious online computer chess event, and has also won several CCT events and several World Championships. [...]


  • Evaluation developed by a Grandmaster
  • Multi-core support (up to 128 cores) [...]

Note to people who purchuased Komodo 10 or later verion on komodochess.com: Thanks for your continued support. You get a 20% discount.

The discount is applied during checkout