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Houdini4 Aquarium Standard (DVD)


What's new in Houdini 4 Aquarium package:

  • New and improved, 64-bit optimized ChessOK Aquarium 2014 interface,best performance for Windows 8
  • Newer and stronger Houdini 4 engine, 50 points above its predecessor
  • New databases, 6 million games in total (as of December 1, 2013)
  • Access to 7-piece Lomonosov Endgame Tablebases in the Aquarium 2014 interface
  • Bonus Disc:New and updated Chess Openings Encyclopedia 2014

    Aquarium is a modern graphical user interface (GUI) designed for Houdini with full support for its features, including randomizer matches, persistent hash and sampled search.

Analysis methods

  • New Interactive Deep Analysis (IDeA) – a new and advanced approach to analysis:
    • Simultaneous analysis by multiple Rybka instances. Use 2, 4, 10, 20 or even 50 chess engines at the same time for faster results
    • Use the power of multiple computers for analysis at the same time and collect all the results automatically on your own computer
    • Use the computers on your home network or connect to computers over the internet to increase the analysis power
  • Variable multi-variation analysis (evaluation limited)
  • Infinite Analysis is more flexible than ever with analysis presets. Use many engines at the same time, all analyzing the same position or different games.
  • Game Analysis
  • Find Blunders
  • Batch analysis of selected positions
Play against computer
  • Play chess against the computer (any installed engine) from any position with flexible time controls
  • Tournament or Fun mode with hints and drawbacks
  • Automatic rating calculation
  • Material handicaps and rating handicaps (ELO 700-2400) with rating based opening book
  • Chess960/Fischerandom games
  • Blindfold and semi-blindfold games
Openings books and trees
  • State of the art chess trees (fast, powerful, compact)
  • Advanced opening book creation and modification
  • Fast and flexible move coloring system
  • User defined move color priority (play only experimental moves where available etc.)
  • Combine several trees into one tree configuration for unprecedented flexibility
  • Use a discarded moves tree to mask certain moves or opening systems from being played
  • Multiple, reusable discarded moves trees
  • Add comments to trees – even visual annotations
  • Build trees from a list of games
  • A database with over 5,100,000 games
  • Very fast searches.
  • An opening book for chess engines
  • A special rating handicap opening book for playing against the computer
Internet accessible data
  • On-line access to Nalimov endgame tablebases (3-6 pieces)
  • Free online play
  • Free Internet chess server access
  • Chess Resource Server
  • A new approach to program and database updates
  • Automatic program updates
  • Automatic database updates
  • Updates to other Aquarium related data
User data exchange
  • iBooks
  • A powerful system for publishing chess texts in print and on the web
  • Suitable for short texts (e.g. for a blog entry) as well as books containing hundreds of pages
  • Images, diagrams (both full and partial), visual annotations
  • Full flexibility in arranging order of pages, sections etc. until the document is published
  • Printing and web publishing
  • Print one or more games with annotations
  • Publish games on the web with JavaScript replay option
  • Blog export with support for
Chess Engines
  • Chess engine support: Universal Chess Interface (UCI) protocol, WinBoard protocol
  • There are hundreds of free and commercial chess engines are available and can be easily managed within Aquarium
  • Install all engines from a selected directory with the click of a button
  • Various engine tournaments and matches capabilities:
    • Round robin and Swiss system tournaments
    • Blitz, Tournament, Time/move and fixed-depth time controls
    • Flexible opening book selection
    • User defined starting position in tournaments and matches
    • Optionally use EPD file with starting positions for matches


  • Compatible with all recent Windows systems
  • Compatible with single core/multi-core systems

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  • Shipping Weight: 0.2Kilograms

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 20 June, 2012.

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