Hermann by Volker Annuss, Germany
*** The fifth Chess960 ENGINE ***
A little bit about Hermann:
I started chess programming in 1986 with the program Deep Tought for Atari ST computers. The only thing it had in common with another famous program was the name which originaly is the name of a computer in Douglas Adams novel A Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.
After a long break I wanted to try something with bitboards – Hermann was born. He grew up and learned to play Chess960. Besides the same techniques that most chess engines use, Hermann uses neural networks for material evaluation and timing.
Written by Volker Annuss!