Now that Deep Shredder 13 came out, somewhere mid/end 2016,
my computer results on the Free Internet Chess Server
(FICS, www.freechess.org) improved again (with an engine, i'm
only allowed to use Shredder on Fics, not Komodo or Stockfish).
With still some other engines ranking higher, i came into to the top 5 rankings on Fics for blitz, standard, *and* bullet. My opening
book -still used ony with the CP interface) now is about 32 Mb; my
favorite first move for the computer now again is 1.d4, but
sometimes i also play 1.Nf3 (often similar),
1.c4 (sometimes similar), or 1.e4.
Below the nr 4 place recently achieved on FICS:
NB not only is DS13 a much stronger engine, now also the syzygy
endgame bases can be used with the engine (had to adjust some time
settings, due to some time forfeits, maybe because i don't have
an SSD disc yet for these syzygy bases..)