- playing strength
- compatibility with our infrastructure
- clear legal status
Our final choice is Stockfish 1.6.3. It is currently the second strongest unambiguously legal chess engine, beaten slightly only by Rybka 3. However, Stockfish can utilize the resources of our analyzing platform better than Rybka, gaining a few more ELO points in the process.
In the end, we estimate that this change adds about 150 ELO points to the ChessBomb analysis strength. The improvement is most obvious in endgames.