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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