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       pentobi - computer opponent for the board game Blokus


       pentobi [options] [file]


       pentobi  is the command to invoke the program Pentobi, which is a graphical user interface
       and computer opponent to play the board game Blokus.

       The command can take the name of a game file to open at startup as an  optional  argument.
       The   game   file   is   expected   to  be  in  Pentobi's  SGF  format  as  documented  in
       doc/blksgf/Pentobi-SGF.html in the Pentobi source package.


              Set the maximum playing level. Reducing this value reduces  the  amount  of  memory
              used  by  the  search,  which can be useful to run Pentobi on systems that have low
              memory or are too slow to use the highest levels.  By  default,  Pentobi  currently
              allocates up to 2 GB (but not more than a third of the physical memory available on
              the system).  Reducing the maximum level to 8 currently reduces this  amount  by  a
              factor of 6 and lower maximum levels even more.

              The number of threads to use in the search. By default, up to 4 threads are used in
              the search depending on the number of hardware threads  supported  by  the  current
              system.  Using more threads will speed up the move generation but using a very high
              number of threads (e.g. more than 8) can degrade the  playing  strength  in  higher
              playing levels.

              Print   internal   information  about  the  move  generation  and  other  debugging
              information to standard error.




       Markus Enzenberger <>