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       Phalanx - Chess playing program


       phalanx [options] [<moves> <minutes> [<increment in seconds>]]
       phalanx [options] [<seconds per move>]
       phalanx bench
       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, simple, hand-written.


       -t <transposition table size in kilobytes>

       -f <fixed search time in seconds>

       -x <+/->
              xboard mode on/off        default: on

       -p <+/->
              permanent brain on/off    default: off

       -s <+/->
              show thinking on/off      default: off

       -c <+/->
              cpu time                  default: off

       -o <+/->
              polling input             default: on

       -b <+/->
              opening book              default: on

       -r <resign value in centipawns>
              default: 0 (no resigning)

       -e <easy level 0...100>
              default: 0 (best play)

       -l <+/->
              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"


       /usr/share/doc/phalanx, xboard(6)


       Phalanx  was  written by Dusan  Dobes  <>.  This manual page was written
       by Stephen Stafford <> 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 up.