Perl interface to run chess engine tourneys
tourney-manager helps you to run chess engine tournaments easyly.
1. Create a directory in which the tourneymanager can put all his temporary files, configuration and results.
2. Then create the configuration files. Look at /usr/share/doc/tourney-manager/example.conf which is supplied along with the tourney manager. Copy this to the tourney directory,it is rather well commented.
More tuning has to be done to specify non standard chess engines. The example-engine.conf has some standard engines set. The settings have to be tuned according your system.
Example for an UCI engine:
engine = Glaurung2 bin = /home/username/chess/tourney/glau.sh
#!/bin/bash /usr/games/polyglot /home/username/chess/tourney/glaurung.ini
EngineDir = . EngineCommand = /usr/games/glaurung
Log = false LogFile = glaurung.log
Resign = true ResignScore = 600
Hash = 64 OwnBook = false Threads = 1
3. Start the tourney manager tourney-manager The tourney manager uses an interactive command shell. To start up quickly,the following sequence of commands should be enough:
create print start
Help about commands is available by 'help' and 'help <command>'.
This program just takes the configfile as an option.
/usr/share/doc/tourney-manager/example.conf, and /usr/share/doc/tourney-manager/example-engines.conf.