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Subject: Re: Branching factor, make me confuse more that ever.

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 18:56:22 04/04/00

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On April 04, 2000 at 20:42:13, leonid wrote:

>Tom, there are few very basic things that can say you the difference in
>expectation of which racing car could be the best. That car that have more horse
>power (raw power) in its engin. Later you can go about dynamics and all other
>billion details that can obscure or make even more prominent this basic
>advantage. In chess program it is the same.
>When in my "mate solving logic" I found that my "quick logic" give me wrong
>message, and my raw speed is not what it must be, I stayed still for two years
>with it. I left working on mate solver only when I found that I came to the
>place where I wanted to be. My intention is to do the same this time. Only now
>it is not that simple. I don't even know where I am right now.

That's why test suites and autoplayers exist. How does your program score on
WAC? BK? BT2xxx? etc. How does it score against GNU Chess? Crafty? etc.


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