by Felipe Otaviano

Hi, and welcome to Bubble's webpage, my chess engine. I'm just going to use this as a place to release new versions of Bubble and update the changelog, so it's probably going to remain bland...

Bubble 1.3.2: 

Bubble 1.3.2 (MD5: 34bc2119828dc24416538644ccaa392d)

Pre-release work:

Bubble 1.3.1:
I'm doing the next ones from memory, so bear with me:

Bubble 1.3
Bubble 1.2
Bubble 1.1
Bubble 1.0 (was ffao chess 2.0)
ffao chess 1.0
Unnamed (backnamed to ffao chess 0.0)
Plans for the future:

So, Bubble has played its first tournament. And, while it was severely beaten up, I did fulfill my goals by releasing it. If before I had no idea what to put in my evaluation function (http://www.open-aurec.com/wbforum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=50173), now I at least have something pretty concrete to look at:

Bubble x ZCT -> ZCT attacks with one queen, two rooks and one pawn. Clearly, any decent king safety evaluation should have evaded such a position like the plague.
Bubble x Firefly, Bubble x Bison -> a passed pawn advances too far.

So, I believe taking those two factors into account should improve Bubble's play. We'll see...