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

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 13:26:19 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.

I don't see swings that big.  With tablebases my NPS gets pretty low in

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