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NAME

       cutechess-cli - A command-line tool for chess engines matches

SYNOPSIS

       cutechess-cli -fcp [ENGINE OPTIONS] -scp [ENGINE OPTIONS] [OPTIONS]

       cutechess-cli -both [ENGINE OPTIONS] [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       Runs chess matches from the command line.

OPTIONS

       --version
           Display the version information.

       --help
           Display help information.

       --engines
           Display a list of configured engines and exit.

       --protocols
           Display a list of supported chess protocols and exit.

       --variants
           Display a list of supported chess variants and exit.

       -fcp <options>
           Apply <options> to the first engine.

       -scp <options>
           Apply <options> to the second engine.

       -both <options>
           Apply <options> to both engines.

       -variant <arg>
           Set chess variant to <arg>.

       -concurrency <n>
           Set the maximum number of concurrent games to <n>.

       -draw <n> <score>
           Adjudicate the game as a draw if the score of both engines is within <score>
           centipawns from zero after <n> full moves have been played.

       -resign <n> <score>
           Adjudicate the game as a loss if an engine’s score is at least <score> centipawns
           below zero for at least <n> consecutive moves.

       -event <arg>
           Set the event name to <arg>.

       -games <n>
           Play <n> games.

       -debug
           Display all engine input and output.

       -pgnin <file>
           Use <file> as the opening book in PGN format.

       -pgndepth <n>
           Set the maximum depth for PGN input to <n> plies.

       -pgnout <file> [min]
           Save the games to <file> in PGN format. Use the min argument to save in a minimal PGN
           format.

       -recover
           Restart crashed engines instead of stopping the match.

       -repeat
           Play each opening twice so that both players get to play it on both sides.

       -site <arg>
           Set the site / location to <arg>.

       -srand <n>
           Set the random seed for the book move selector to <n>.

       -wait <n>
           Wait <n> milliseconds between games. The default is 0.

ENGINE OPTIONS

       conf=<arg>
           Use an engine with the name <arg> from Cute Chess\' configuration file.

       name=<arg>
           Set the name to <arg>.

       cmd=<arg>
           Set the command to <arg>.

       dir=<arg>
           Set the working directory to <arg>.

       arg=<arg>
           Pass <arg> to the engine as a command line argument.

       initstr=<arg>
           Send <arg> to the engine’s standard input at startup.

       restart=<arg>
           Set the restart mode to <arg> which can be: auto: the engine decides whether to
           restart (default) on: the engine is always restarted between games off: the engine is
           never restarted between games

       proto=<arg>
           Set the chess protocol to <arg>.

       tc=<arg>
           Set the time control to <arg>. The format is moves/time+increment, where moves is the
           number of moves per tc, time is time per tc (either seconds or minutes:seconds), and
           increment is time increment per move in seconds. Infinite time control can be set with
           tc=inf.

       st=<n>
           Set the time limit for each move to <n> seconds. This option can’t be used in
           combination with "tc".

       timemargin=<n>
           Let engines go <n> milliseconds over the time limit.

       book=<file>
           Use <file> (Polyglot book file) as the opening book.

       bookdepth=<n>
           Set the maximum book depth (in fullmoves) to <n>.

       whitepov
           Invert the engine’s scores when it plays black. This option should be used with
           engines that always report scores from white’s perspective.

       depth=<n>
           Set the search depth limit to <n> plies.

       nodes=<n>
           Set the node count limit to <n> nodes.

       option.<name>=<arg>
           Set custom engine option <name> to value <arg>.

EXAMPLES

       ·   Play ten games between two Sloppy engines with a time control of 40 moves in 60
           seconds.

           $ cutechess-cli -both cmd=sloppy proto=xboard tc=40/60 -games 10

       ·   Use the name=Atak parameter because it’s a Xboard protocol 1 engine and doesn’t tell
           its name.

       ·   Use the dir=C:\atak parameter to point the location of the executable.

       ·   Glaurung can tell its name and is in the PATH variable so only the command is needed.

       ·   Set Glaurung to use 1 thread.

       ·   Set the time control to 40 moves in one minute and 30 seconds with a one second
           increment.

           $ cutechess-cli -fcp name=Atak cmd=Atak32.exe dir=C:\atak proto=xboard -scp cmd=glaurung proto=uci option.Threads=1 -both tc=40/1:30+1

AUTHOR

       Written by Ilari Pihlajisto <ilari.pihlajisto@mbnet.fi> and Arto Jonsson
       <ajonsson@kapsi.fi>.

RESOURCES

       ·   Source code: http://repo.or.cz/w/sloppygui.git

       ·   Mailing list: https://list.kapsi.fi/listinfo/cutechess

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Ilari Pihlajisto and Arto Jonsson. Free use of this software is
       granted under the terms of GNU General Public License (GPL).

                                            05/25/2012                           CUTECHESS-CLI(6)