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Phalanx - Chess playing program
phalanx [options] [<moves> <minutes> [<increment in seconds>]]
phalanx [options] [<seconds per move>]
phalanx bcreate [options]
This manual page documents briefly the phalanx program. This manual
page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used
by others), because the original program does not have a manual page.
phalanx is a chess playing program. It is partially xboard compatible.
Under xboard, it can play games, force & undo moves, and show thinking.
In this version, you cannot set positions with xboard.
It is also possible to run phalanx without xboard. Do phalanx -? to
get a list of command line options. One important command of phalanx’s
ASCII interface is help.
phalanx uses (traditional) 10x12 board implementation. There are three
often used board implementations: "8x8" (GNU Chess), "bitboard"
(Crafty), and "10x12" (Nimzo, Phalanx). In short, "10x12" is easy to
implement and the code is small (==fast on PC). Opening book is small,
-t <transposition table size in kilobytes>
-f <fixed search time in seconds>
xboard mode on/off default: on
permanent brain on/off default: off
show thinking on/off default: off
cpu time default: off
polling input default: on
opening book default: on
-r <resign value in centipawns>
default: 0 (no resigning)
-e <easy level 0...100>
default: 0 (best play)
learning on/off default: on
-v print version and exit
-P <primary book directory>
-S <secondary book directory>
-L <learning file directory>
-g <log file name>
phalanx -c+ -s+ -o - -x- -f 60 -t4000
xboard -fcp "phalanx -l+ -r800"
Phalanx was written by Dusan Dobes <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual
page was written by Stephen Stafford <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux project, but may be used by others. It was written
with the assistance of help2man(1) and then edited slightly to clean it