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

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 02:46:28 04/05/00

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On April 05, 2000 at 01:31:38, leonid wrote:

>On April 05, 2000 at 00:44:28, Tom Kerrigan wrote:
>>On April 04, 2000 at 23:13:08, leonid wrote:
>>>WAC, BK, BT2xxx - what it is?
>>Test suites. WAC is the essential one. You can get that from any number of
>>places. I suggest searching for them on the web.
>I do this in even more simple way. I take by "accident" diferent positions for
>"Chess Life" revue and ask two program solve them. Number of plies to search is
>the same and both do this by brute force. Time found say me all that I want to

Is Chess Life a computer chess magazine? You should use test suites that are
designed for computer programs. I will e-mail you a copy of WAC and you can
start using that.

>>>I can't say nothing about GNU, Crafty and so like since I don't know how to find
>>>their core logic speed when we speek about "positional move". If you speak about
>>>finding mate then mine should lead or be between the leading at least.
>>I'm not talking about speed. The most straightforward way to compare chess
>>programs is by having them play chess against each other. If you play a game
>>between your program and Crafty, how well does your program do?
>I do speak about speed. When positional logic will reach speed that I consider
>as good enough I will go into the finalizing of my positional logic, more
>exactly my entire chess program. Only mate solving logic don't ask any
>additional material when it go into work. It can be compared even now. Comparing
>my actual chess program, that is not finalized, to some other that is completely
>done is premature and useless. In positional logic only its basic part can be

If other chess programs are completely done, why are there so many new versions
of them?

If you play your program against other programs, you are comparing two works in
progress. I see nothing wrong with that.


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