Let's talk about chess

Eric van Reem

#12 Stefan Meyer-Kahlen (ShredderChess)

Let's talk about computerchess

2020-12-02 70 min

In this episode Eric talks about computerchess with computer chess programmer Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, from Düsseldorf Germany. Eric and Stefan met for the first time in 2000 for an interview for the Dutch magazine Computerschaak. Shredder Chess is run by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen who works on Shredder since 1993. The Shredder chess programs are commercially available since 1997 and have been sold in many different versions in more than 100 countries over the years. Today Shredder is one of the most famous names in computer chess and is used by chess players from beginners to world champions all over the world.

The Shredder chess programs by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen provide a game playing and analysis tool for everybody and are accepted as one of the best chess programs of the world. Since 1996 Shredder has won nineteen titles as World Computer Chess Champion which makes Shredder the most successful chess program ever.

Shredder 13 was released in 2016, but Stefan will be back with version 14 of his program in 2021. He has implemented many new ideas in his engine. In this episode, he talks about the early days of his engine, working with GM Vladimir Kramnik, cheating in chess and his ideas for the future.   
Stefan Meyer-Kahlen has a Twitter account: follow ShredderChess.

On his website ShredderChess you find all the information you need about Shredder on different platforms. You can try a slightly restricted test Shredder version here.

There is a big review of Shredder 13 (in German) in the Glarean Magazine.

And some more info on the Chess Programming Wiki (CPW).

Host       : Eric van Reem
Guest     : Stefan Meyer-Kahlen (GER)
Editor     : Dennis van Reem
Artwork  : Fränk Stiefel
Music     : Chess Pieces-Silent Partner

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