Ktulu 7.1 by Rahman Paidar is a strong chess game with playing strength comparable to Gandalf 6. Ktulu has a unique active and interesting playing style and a strong endgame, even without the use of tablebases. Sometimes it likes active positions regardless of whether the opponent has a dangerous attack or not. In endgames, Ktulu becomes tactically stronger. The engine knows how to attack the weak pawns and win the game. In middle game and opening, Ktulu always tries to keep pressure on his opponent.
After around 2.000 test games with 40 moves in 20 minutes the rating of Ktulu 7.1 is 2.650 ELO. This impressive especially without book learning.
The Ktulu engine is UCI and Winboard compatible which makes it possible to use it in your favorite interface. The latest ChessPartner interface is also included.
We have included 2 versions of the engine in the package.
• 7.1 - New stronger version. 20-30 points strong than 7.0.
• 7.5 - Experimental version, is again somewhat stronger.