[IAEP] Chess activities

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Thu Apr 28 08:09:33 EDT 2011

On 28 April 2011 19:40, Kevin Kirton <kpkirton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would you need a chess engine though? Obviously you would if you
> wanted an activity where a player could play against the XO. But a
> chess engine would be heavy work for the XO wouldn't it?
> Wouldn't a simple on-screen chess board with collaboration enabled be
> a good fit for the XOs?

I found pychess to be really slow on an XO-1. It might also depend on
how good you want the engine to be. I don't like dumbing things down,
but perhaps a simpler engine might perform better on XO hardware.

Mind you, it might just be slow because it's written in Python :p


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