Smarthink is the main chess program, its use is easy and self understood. The Interface can be modified greatly to your own wishes. SmarThink uses the ChessPartner interface. The program can be started from the SmarThink shortcut on the desktop or from the Start menu. This will start the ChessPartner program and always loads the SmarThink engine. It's also possible to Start ChessPartner with the ChessPartner shortcut, in that case it loads the last selected engine. Pressing the F1 button accesses the online manual.
Engine Research Tool is a utility to play automatic matches against various other chess engines. The program can be started from the shortcut on the desktop or from the Start menu.
Engine Import Wizard is a tool to import Winboard or UCI compatible engines into the ChessPartner GUI. The tool is accessed from the Extra -" Engine Import Wizard.. Menu.
Compatibility The SmarThink engine is UCI compatible; this makes it possible to run the engine under other chess interfaces. The engine has been tested under Arena and Chessbase, although it has been tested and is known to work we only guarantee proper functioning under ChessPartner. The engine can be found in the engines directory below the Installation directory. The readme.txt file gives some additional information.
Book Converter is a tool that can create opening books from PGN or LDB databases. The tool can also be used to convert Rebel format MVS books. The tool can be started from the Extra -" Book Import menu.
Thematic books The CD-ROM contains a number of thematic opening books, to use them copy the files from the CD-ROM to the installation directory. The books are in ChessPartner GUI format and need the Use GUI books Option to be enabled.
Older version engines For collectors we have included a number of older versions of the SmarThink engine. You can find these on the CD-ROM in the OldEngines directory. See the readme files in that directory for installation instruction. The old versions are not supported.
SmarThink 1.0 is another fine chess engine brought to you by Lokasoft. The SmarThink engine is written by the talented Sergei Markoff from Russia. The engine contains a lot of knowledge to guide the search, this gives the program an aggressive attacking style. Includes the full ChessPartner 5.3 interface
Play Chess on the Internet SmarThink offers the possibility to play against people anywhere on the globe. Using Chess Servers, you can challenge and play against your favorite opponents.
UCI and Winboard compatible The engine is UCl and Winboard compatible. This makes it possible not only to use the engine with the ChessPartner interface but also in other interfaces supporting the UCI or Winboard protocol.
System requirements: PIII 500 or better, 64 MB RAM, 1GB Hard disk. W98/Me/NT4/W2K/XP pro or home.
SmarThink wird mit der Chess Partner Oberfläche geliefert und ist damit eigenständig lauffähig.
Da es sich um eine UCI-Engine handelt, kann SmarThink auch in anderen GUIs (Programmoberflächen) wie beispielsweise Fritz (ab Version 8), Shredder (ab Version 8) und ChessBase 9 eingebunden werden.