Komodo 9
price: $19.98


Komodo 9.02 is a substantial improvement over Komodo 8, which was already rated among the top three chess engines on almost all rating lists. Komodo 9.02 is approximately +50 Elo stronger than Komodo 8 on one core according to the independent IPON test and our own internal testing, with the gain increasing to about +60 Elo on 4 cores. Gains come from improved search, evaluation, and time management, as well as more efficient use of multiprocessing. 

Komodo is two-time TCEC champion, the most prestigious online computer chess event, and has also won several CCT events.

Komodo supports Syzygy tablebases and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android.


  •  Evaluation developed by a Grandmaster
  •  Multi-core support (up to 64 cores)
  •  Syzygy endgame tablebase support

What's new in Komodo 9.02

  •  Evaluation improvements
  •     - better assessment of mobility/activity
  •     - improved handling of drawish positions
  •     - improved understanding of attacks on the king
  •  Improved search performance (much better time-to-depth)
  •  Chess 960 (Fischer Random Chess) support
  •  Persistent Hash: save and restore analysis
  •  Over 100 other improvements throughout the software

Compatable GUIs

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

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III and 192 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.)

"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
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