Every chess engine needs to have a name. I am going to call my engine Vicki. Why Vicki? Apart from being a girl's name and containing the letters 'c' and 'i', which could stand for the words 'chess' and 'intelligence' in an acronym, I have no particular reason. But, I do like it.
My expectations of Vicki in the following year are as follows:
- a strong chess engine that consistently beats me and most other human players.
- participating in computer chess tournaments and not finishing last.
- playing beautiful chess by preferring position over material and explicitly endeavoring to create pins, skewers, double/discovered attacks, etc.
I am famous for always starting projects from the wrong ends. So here's the logo for a chess engine that's only consists of ideas at the moment!
The photo was taken by my talented wife who is a professional photographer. Please visit her website.
The text is my own creation. I like the simplicity of the logo. Rather silly to have a logo without a chess engine - so let me start coding!
[Edit: Removed the version information from the logo.]