Dariush is a software which
permit you to play go against it or against an external go engine (12
free engines are available here) or against
a human player through the servers IGS, LGS or WinG.
It has 7 games levels, is
able to play on differents goban size : 9x9, 11x11, 13x13, 15x15, 17x17
et 19x19. It can play with or without handicap (from 0 to 9), knows
3 rules (japanesee, chinese and aga), with or without times limits.
It is able to edit games,
to add commentarys and marks at each move and is able to create an
infinity of variations (it depends only of the memory available).
The number of simultaneous games is only limited by the memory available.
It permits you to learn
joseki and fuseki with his librarys that you can display at each moves
of the game. You can also display the white and black territories at
It permits you to create and to use games databases, these bases are used when you search go patterns.
It permits you to improve your games by displaying professionals moves resulting from a base of 40000 games
It is compatible with
the "Kogo's Joseki Dictionary
It permits you to create
problems library, to resolve problems and to load problems from the
internet : here
It can open and save games
formats : .go, .mgt, .sgf, .ght, .ugf, .ugi, and ngf.
It permits you to create and visualize multi-sgf files including several sgf files.
The graphic user interface
and the help (not updated) are available in english and french.
Dariush runs on windows
95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
The minimum necessary memory
is 20Mo but we recommend 32Mo for the standart version. The pro version requires 1Go RAM on the other hand for the installation. The minimum CPU speed is 133 MHz but
we recommend 700MHz.
Dariush has take part in
13 internationals challenges : (see the results here)
- Dublin 2001 : 3/7
- Stefan Mertin 2002 : 10/23
- Graz 2003 : 4/11
19x19, 7/10 9x9
- KGS April 2005 : 2/6
- KGS June 2005 : 2/8
- KGS August 2005 : 3/4
- KGS Septembre 2005, "formal
division" : 2/4 19x19
- KGS Septembre 2005, "open
division" : 2/6 19x19
- KGS Novembre 2005, "formal
division" : 1/11 9x9
- KGS Novembre 2005, "open
division" : 2/6 9x9
- KGS December 2005, "formal
division" : 7/7 19x19
- KGS December 2005, "open
division" : 3/9 19x19
- KGS January 2006 : 2/7
Dariush played on server KGS and was ranked 16k in the old ranking system.