New Improvements over 13.1:
- +20 ELO in Multi-threaded Mode
- Added new personalities: Aggressive, Positional, Beginner, Endgame, and more!
Introducing the all new Komodo, Komodo MCTS
Komodo 13.2.5 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 13.2.5 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 13.2.5
October 16, 2019
We have just released Komodo 13.2.5, an upgrade of 13.1, the version that recently won the World Computer Chess championship and World Software championship with some small improvements found during the events. Komodo 13.2.5 is just a few elo stronger than 13.1 on one or four threads in both regular and MCTS mode, but is substantially stronger in MCTS mode on 6 or more threads. Komodo 13.2.5 introduces a new feature, "Personalities", with playing styles modified to simulate different types of human players. Both normal and MCTS versions are about 20 -25 elo stronger than 13.01, and about 30 elo stronger than Komodo 12.3 in normal mode and about 70 elo stronger in MCTS mode. While the MCTS version is not yet as strong as normal Komodo (unless you are using MultiPV), we believe it is among the top 5 CPU engines, and we claim that it is the number 1 CPU engine when MultiPV is set to 5 or more. Komodo 13.2.5 MCTS is much better than previous versions in its ability to utilize hardware with many cores. Elo gains in MCTS mode from version 12.1.1 are in the 250 to 350 range. We have also added one extra skill level to the top and three to the bottom. Komodo 13.2.5 fixes a problem with repeating time controls in 13.2, fixes some other minor bugs, has an estimated two elo improvement in strength over 13.2 in both modes, makes the Dynamism option work in MCTS mode, and adds a new feature, "Auto Skill", that adjusts the skill levels based on the course of the game.
What is the 'Komodo 13.2.5 + 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 13.2.5 plus these 3-5 updates for a discount.
Note: Komodo 13.2.5 is available for immediate download after purchase. Log in to My Account to download.
- Chess Assistant
- Hiarcs Chess Explorer
- Shredder (Classic)
Minimum: Pentium III 366 MHz, 1024 MB ram
Operating system: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX 10.5.8 or higher (available only from Google).
Note: Komodo does not include a 'chessboard'. See .
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 purchased Komodo 12 or later version on komodochess.com: Thanks for your continued support. You get a 20% discount.
The discount is applied during checkout