Computer Chess By Brendan J. Norman A loyal reader of Chess & Cognac recently asked me related to chess engine: Can you make a quick video how to configure personalities in rebel chess engine? Now fellas… I appreciate each and every reader this blog gets and will do my utmost to help you guys out with anything chess-wise you’re struggling with, and so for that reason… I made some time and got to making the requested video. 😎 Rebel/Prodeo happens to be one of my favourite chess engines anyway (I reviewed it here) because it is strong, but also has a human-like and aggressive playing style. Collecting personalities (a personality is a collection of settings for a chess engine that influence its playing style. By the way. Prodeo has an awesome Tal personality which is great for training games) for Prodeo and configuring them is a tedious task although worth it, but I have decided to take away the tedium by doing the following. What I did for you awesome chess engine readers. 😉 Zipped up my own Prodeo chess engine folders as they are. Uploaded and made them available for download. Made a video showing how to install and configure them. I know I know… No need to flatter me guys! You’re welcome! 😆 Just download the engines, install them and have some fun. I recommend the following personalities. Prodeo 1.7 – Storm Prodeo 1.7 – Q3 Tactical Engine Prodeo 1.6 – ALEXAL Prodeo 1.6 – MACHEID Prodeo 2.0 – Tal Prodeo 2.0 – MACHEID Prodeo 2.0 – ALEXAL These are personally my favourite personalities, but there are HEAPS (you’ll see 😉 ) and if you like positional opponents, why not try the Karpov personality? Have Fun! Downloads: Brendan’s Prodeo Chess Pack Oh and here’s the “How to” video. Enjoy!