View Full Version : Syzygy tablebase on iOS

09-01-2017, 10:02 AM
Do you want to play perfect chess? Do you want to run the complete 6-men tablebase on your mobile phone? Do you improve your endgames? You can now download two new Syzygy tablebase chess apps:




The two apps allow you to run Syzygy tablebase with the Stockfish engine. The engine will now play perfect endgames.



09-01-2017, 10:13 AM
Couldn't you save some space by removed the less useful tablebases? The first on the graphic above if K+3B v K. Not a endgame I can remember ever needing. :)

09-01-2017, 10:18 AM
I could. But the 5-men tablebase collection is only 1GB, so it doesn't make sense to leave anything out. It's possible to distribute everything in an iOS app.

The complete 6-men is 150GB, thus I will only publish selected endgames such as the popular rook vs pawn.

09-01-2017, 10:29 AM
Sure I assume there is a six-man K+4N v K tablebase which is even less likely to be used than K+3B v K.

I guess that if you already have Stockfish running you really only need the tricky endgames where the engine might make a drawing move because the win is beyond the calculation horizon. Things like the K+R+P v K+R+P like you say and similar ones with minors. Do you have a list of all the tablebases that you include or is that proprietary?

09-01-2017, 10:34 AM
I have included all the 3/4/5-men in the app.

For the 6-men, I will follow Chessbase (https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/endspiel_turbo_4). So far, I only have the rook endgames but I will roll out the rest gradually. Stockfish users shouldn't need to order a DVD from Chessbase, simply download my apps and they're good.