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Subject: Re: (EXAMPLE WILD5 POS) How long will your program take to find Nf2+

Author: Heiner Marxen

Date: 11:06:20 08/27/00

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On August 27, 2000 at 09:41:32, Michel Langeveld wrote:

>On August 27, 2000 at 08:36:35, Uri Blass wrote:
>>On August 27, 2000 at 08:19:39, Michel Langeveld wrote:
>>>I think the fastest mate-solver is Chest... but what's the fastest mate-finder?
>>>Michel Langeveld
>>I think that you should give test positions and everybody can check.
>(mate in 7)
>1QBK1Q1R/P1PPP2P/6QB/8/4N3/2n4n/p1kpp2p/rqb1qqr1 w - -; bm Nf2+; ce 32754; dm 7;
>pv Nf2+ Rxg6 Qf5+ Ne4 Qxe4+ Kc3 Bg7+ Rxg7 Qe5+ Kc4 Ba6+ Qb5 Qbxb5#;

Just as a reference point:
Chest on a K6-3/400 needs 769 seconds (12.8 minutes) to complete that.
That is much slower than the typical time for a mate finder.

Also, this is not a particularly difficult example:  all moves of white
are check moves.  Restricting the white side to check moves, only,
will still find this solution.  The restricted tree is much smaller,
and the solution will be found very quickly.
[ That is what leonid calls "quick logic" I believe. ]

OTOH, I suspect this to be a typical example (at least for wild5).


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