"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 13 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 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
May 6, 2019
We have just released Komodo 13.01. The normal version is about ten elo stronger than Komodo 12.3, while the MCTS version is about thirty elo stronger on one thread, and over forty elo stronger on four or more threads at blitz time controls. 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 6 or more. Komodo 13 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.
What is the 'Komodo 13 + 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 plus these 3-5 updates for a discount. [...]
Note: Komodo 13 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, 64 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