Aurora Borealis: Draughts/Checkers Database Program 2.0
Apr 21, 2006
Windows 95 DOS Windows 98 Windows NT Windows 2000 Windows ME Windows XP
286 Processor, 430 MB HDD for full installation of Russian version
Aurora Borealis: Draughts/Checkers Database Program Review
|" Well-known checkers/draughts database program with a built-in playing module. "
Aurora Borealis is an excellent partner to spend some time playing draughts with. Program plays about on master level in Russian draughts and on an average-player level in English draughts.
In blitz-tournament of traditional Republic Draughts Festival program has taken 6th place (+3-0=6).
In Republic blitz Draughts Championship result was +4-1=6.
In republic rating-list in 2002 year program was on the 20th place.
It was the first Russian draught database program and one of the largest and powerful ones by now.
Program has powerful tools, such as:
- useful search (by names, tournaments, positions, patterns...);
- variation tree immediately shows statistics of current position so you don't need to search thru all database;
- copy, sort and organize databases now as easy as you cannot even imagine;
- support of import and export PDN databases allows users to import/export their databases from/to other programs;
- export to RTF is the easiest and comfortable way to get games ready for publication purposes, see an example;
Main program's possibilities:
- Playing with any time control: from 3 to 60 minutes per game
- Large opening book
- 5-pieces endgame database (Russian draughts)
- 30,000 - games database (Russian draughts), 20,000 - games database (English draughts)
- Modernized "anti-human" playing style
- Interactive game analysis
- Powerful database tools
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