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Subject: Re: Is the NPS tend to grow at the end of the game?

Author: leonid

Date: 13:05:26 07/22/00

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On July 22, 2000 at 14:44:19, Jeremiah Penery wrote:

>On July 22, 2000 at 09:35:12, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>This is way too hard to answer directly, because it varies by program and
>>by approach.  My NPS doesn't change much, because of the way my move generator
>>works.  I have noticed that Ferret is just the opposite and speeds up
>>significantly in the endgame.
>
>On my machine (PII-300), the NPS of Crafty goes from about 90k in the opening to
>almost 300k sometimes in the ending.

This diffrence is even more dramatic that I found with Fritz. Probably you tried
in different way as well. For me "the end of the game" was usual end when still
around 11 pieces are on the board. In Fritz difference in numbers was between
220k and 320k at "the end". So only 45%. But for Crafty number is 333%. Big
difference!

Leonid.



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