Houdini3.0 vs Houdini2.0

I gave Houdini3.0 a try just to see what the fuss was about.

Observations
Houdini3.0 

  • is much better at memory management. I can run it with 2GB RAM and CB only freezes up momentarily when I enter a new variation. I had to run Houdini2.0 with 1GB RAM to limit the freezing up of CB.
  • is stronger in the one position I tested from the Xmas Open.

Karacsonyi,G (1514) – Yip,M (2075)

Philidor Wall[B07]
Xmas Open (4), 29.12.2012

Black to Play

32.Nd5+


Here I resigned(after 32.Nd5+) seeing that white will win a piece. 

Houdini2.0 had to go deeply into the line before seeing that black was slightly better. Houdini3.0 sees this right away and both programs made me feel silly for resigning.

Not scientific evidence but I am quite happy with Houdini3.0.

Posted on January 12, 2013, in Houdini. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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