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       sjaakii - xboard-compatible chess and chess-variant engine 'SjaakII'


       sjaakii [-log|-newlog [filename]] [-variant name] [-no_user_variants]
       [-xboard|-uci|-uci|-ucci] [variant file]


       sjaakii is a program that plays chess and chess variants.  It uses the xboard/winboard
       chess-engine protocol to communicate.  Apart from normal chess, SjaakII can play Seirawan
       Chess, Mongolian Shatar, Makruk (including variants ASEAN and Ai-Wok), Shatranj, Sittuyin
       (Burmese Chess), Crazy House Chess, Chessgi, Spartan Chess, Pocket Knight Chess, King-of-
       th-Hill, Knightmate, Amazon Chess, Chancellor Chess, Berolina Chess, Los Alamos Chess,
       Micro Chess, Capablanca Chess, Gothic Chess, Embassy Chess, Courier Chess, Grand Chess,
       Opulent Chess, Omega Chess, Shogi (including variants Mini Shogi, Sho Shogi and Tori
       Shogi) and Xiang-Qi. Other variants can be added through a configuration file.

       See xboard(6) for instructions about how to use sjaakii through xboard. To start up
       quickly, you just need the command: xboard -fcp sjaakii.

       Some of the variants SjaakII plays are only partially supported by XBoard, and can only be
       played whith the legality-testing function of the latter switched off.


       -log [filename]
               Append all communication by SjaakII and XBoard to a logfile. If no filename is
               specified, the log is written to sjaakii.log.

       -newlog [filename]
               As -log, but the file is overwritten rather than added to.

       -variant name
               Normally, SjaakII starts with variant "normal" (regular chess), but it can be made
               to start with any other named variant with this option.

               Do not read the default variant configuration file. You can still specify a file
               in the engine options.

       -xboard Start in xboard mode rather than the default mode.

       -uci    Start in UCI mode rather than the default mode.

       -usi    Start in USI mode rather than the default mode.

       -ucci   Start in UCCI mode rather than the default mode.

       variant file
               Read variant descriptions from the named file.






       WinBoard, xboard(6) interface ("Chess Engine Communication Protocol")


       Evert Glebbeek <>.

       This manual page was based on the man page for Fairy-Max by H.G. Muller and was generated
       with pod2man(1).