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

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 09:29:29 04/05/00

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On April 05, 2000 at 08:41:38, leonid wrote:

>On April 05, 2000 at 05:46:28, Tom Kerrigan wrote:
>>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.
>Thanks, Tom! Very appreciated.
>Actually for testing the positions for mate I created many hundreds of different
>positions and put them on the Web to use for verification.

Okay, but remember that mate is a fairly small aspect of how well a program


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