Houdini 3 Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the worlds strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 3.
Houdini 3 Aquarium offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more.
Houdini 3 Aquarium includes the best chess engine Houdini 3 UCI, apowerful search system, a uniqueTree mode, database of 5.68 million games in total (as of November 1, 2012), and Bonus diskChess Opening Encyclopedia 2012.
Houdini 3 is the Worlds strongest chess engine, capable of supporting up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash. You can connect Houdini 3 UCI engine to Chess Assistant, Fritz and ChessBase.
Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA) is the most advanced chess analysis method available today and is greatly enhanced in Houdini 3 PRO Aquarium. The purpose of IDeA is to analyze a position deeply and return as much information about it as possible to enable the user to get a better understanding of the nuances of any position. Its approach makes it an essential weapon in the arsenal of every serious player and analyst!
- Simultaneous analysis by multiple Houdini instances. Use 2, 4, 10, 20 or even 50 chess engines at the same time for faster results!
- Use the power of multiple computers for analysis at the same time and collect all the results automatically on your own computer!
- Use the computers on your home network or connect to computers over the internet to increase the analysis power!
Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets. Use many engines at the same time, all analyzing the same position or different games.
Find Blunders and Game Analysis for analyzing whole games.
Play against the computer. Choose from three different strength handicap methods, material handicap or time handicap. You can also just set the ELO level you want to play against!
Publish your games, analysis or even whole chess books! Publish as Aquarium iBook, on the web/blog or in print.
Compatibility with major opening book and database formats: CDP (Chess Assistant), DSN (Aquarium), PGN, EPD, CTG (Chessbase) opening books; CBH (Chessbase) databases.
Houdini 3 Aquarium includes two databases of 5,68 million games in total:
- HugeBase database (as of November 1, 2012) - 5,083,000 games
- Correspondence database - 595,000 games.
System requirements: PC, 256 MB RAM, 4GB of free disk space, Windows 8/7/XP/Vista.
Language versions: English, German, Spanish, Italian and French versions are available.
Bonus disk: Chess Opening Encyclopedia 2012 contains rich theoretical material on all openings. It contains over 8.000 annotations from GM Kalinin and 40 million evaluations by the strongest engines. The detailed key system for all openings can be edited to suit your needs.