Who is El Turco?

El Turco is a WinBoard compatible chess engine. This means that you need to use a program like WinBoard or Xboard to play against it. El Turco runs in a great number of platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, as it was programmed in C with portability in mind.

The engine is still relatively weak compared to most other engines with an ICC Blitz rating of around 2400 (I'm playing El Turco in ICC under the name elturco so for updated ratings just finger elturco).

Despite the Spanish looking name El Turco is, in fact, the first Portuguese chess engine (that I'm aware).