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Subject: Louguet2 test suite

Author: Peter Kappler

Date: 11:42:43 01/01/98

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>>Did you ever heard about the Louguet Chess Test 2 (LCT-II) by french
>>journalist/programmer Frederic Louguet? It is a set of 36 positions
>>including "positional", "tactical" and "endgames" that you can use to
>>measure the strength of any program. It takes the time used to solve
>>each problem (max 10 minutes), uses a simple rating table, and gives you
>>the "SSDF" ELO of the program. Surprisingly, it works very well, and
>>gives generally the right ELO for each known program (on each know
>>platform) within a 20 points margin.
>>
>>The french magazine "La Puce Echiquéenne" has published for several
>>years results for many well known programs. The main advantage of this
>>test is that you can have a pretty good idea of the strength of any
>>program in less than 3 hours. New programs have been rated by the french
>>revue months before the SSDF list mentionned them.
>>
>>I suppose Louguet used a statistical method to build the test (in fact
>>to get the subset from a very large set of positions that gives the
>>closest match to the SSDF ranking).
>>
>>LCT is accurate if you don't use it to improve your program. For
>>example, I have found some changes that gave Tiger a near 2600 "ELO" (on
>>PII-300MHz). But in games, this version is very weak.
>>
>>
>>    Christophe
>
>I'm very interested in getting this set.  If I do I will not pay any
>attention to them and will not try to understand them, just run them!
>
>Can you tell me where to get them?
>
>
>-- Don
>

Don,

This is the Louguet2 test suite.  Unfortunately I don't have
instructions for translating solution times into estimated ELO.

--Peter

r3kb1r/3n1pp1/p6p/2pPp2q/Pp2N3/3B2PP/1PQ2P2/R3K2R w KQkq - ; id
"POS-01";c0 "Chernin - Miles, Tunis 1985, 1.d6!";
1k1r3r/pp2qpp1/3b1n1p/3pNQ2/2pP1P2/2N1P3/PP4PP/1K1RR3 b - - ; id
"POS-02";c0 "Lilienthal - Botvinnik, Moskau 1945, 1...Lb4!";
r6k/pp4p1/2p1b3/3pP3/7q/P2B3r/1PP2Q1P/2K1R1R1 w - - ; id "POS-03";c0
"Boissel - Boulard, corr. 1994, 1.Dc5!";
1nr5/2rbkppp/p3p3/Np6/2PRPP2/8/PKP1B1PP/3R4 b - - ; id "POS-04";c0
"Kaplan - Kopec, USA 1975, 1...e5!";
2r2rk1/1p1bq3/p3p2p/3pPpp1/1P1Q4/P7/2P2PPP/2R1RBK1 b - - ; id
"POS-05";c0 "Estrin - Pytel, Albena 1973, 1...Lb5!";
3r1bk1/p4ppp/Qp2p3/8/1P1B4/Pq2P1P1/2r2P1P/R3R1K1 b - - ; id "POS-06";c0
"Nimzowitsch - Capablanca, New York 1927, 1...e5!";
r1b2r1k/pp2q1pp/2p2p2/2p1n2N/4P3/1PNP2QP/1PP2RP1/5RK1 w - - ; id
"POS-07";c0 "Tartakower - Rubinstein, Moskau 1925, 1.Sd1!";
r2qrnk1/pp3ppb/3b1n1p/1Pp1p3/2P1P2N/P5P1/1B1NQPBP/R4RK1 w - - ; id
"POS-08";c0 "Polugaevsky - Unzicker, Kislovodsk 1972, 1.Lh3!";
5nk1/Q4bpp/5p2/8/P1n1PN2/q4P2/6PP/1R4K1 w - - ; id "POS-09";c0 "Boissel
- Del Gobbo, corr. 1994, 1.Dd4!";
r3k2r/3bbp1p/p1nppp2/5P2/1p1NP3/5NP1/PPPK3P/3R1B1R b kq - ; id
"POS-10";c0 "Cucka - Jansa, Brno 1960, 1...Lf8!";
bn6/1q4n1/1p1p1kp1/2pPp1pp/1PP1P1P1/3N1P1P/4B1K1/2Q2N2 w - - ; id
"POS-11";c0 "Landau - Schmidt, Noordwijk 1938, 1.h4!";
3r2k1/pp2npp1/2rqp2p/8/3PQ3/1BR3P1/PP3P1P/3R2K1 b - - ; id "POS-12";c0
"Korchnoi - Karpov, Meran 1981, 1...Tb6!";
1r2r1k1/4ppbp/B5p1/3P4/pp1qPB2/2n2Q1P/P4PP1/4RRK1 b - - ; id "POS-13";c0
"Barbero - Kouatly, Budapest 1987, 1...Sa2:!";
r2qkb1r/1b3ppp/p3pn2/1p6/1n1P4/1BN2N2/PP2QPPP/R1BR2K1 w kq - ; id
"POS-14";c0 "Spasski - Aftonomov, Leningrad 1949, 1.d5!";
1r4k1/1q2bp2/3p2p1/2pP4/p1N4R/2P2QP1/1P3PK1/8 w - - ; id "CMB-01";c0
"Romanishin - Gdansky, Polonica Zdroj 1992, 1.Sd6:!";
rn3rk1/pbppq1pp/1p2pb2/4N2Q/3PN3/3B4/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - ; id
"CMB-02";c0 "Lasker,Ed - Thomas, London 1911, 1.Dh7:+!";
4r1k1/3b1p2/5qp1/1BPpn2p/7n/r3P1N1/2Q1RPPP/1R3NK1 b - - ; id "CMB-03";c0
"Andruet - Spassky, BL 1988, 1...Df3!";
2k2b1r/1pq3p1/2p1pp2/p1n1PnNp/2P2B2/2N4P/PP2QPP1/3R2K1 w - - ; id
"CMB-04";c0 "Vanka - Jansa, Prag 1957, 1.ef6:!";
2r2r2/3qbpkp/p3n1p1/2ppP3/6Q1/1P1B3R/PBP3PP/5R1K w - - ; id "CMB-05";c0
"Boros - Szabo, Budapest 1937, 1.Th7:+!";
2r1k2r/2pn1pp1/1p3n1p/p3PP2/4q2B/P1P5/2Q1N1PP/R4RK1 w q - ; id
"CMB-06";c0 "Lilienthal - Capablanca, Hastings 1934, 1.ef6:!";
2rr2k1/1b3ppp/pb2p3/1p2P3/1P2BPnq/P1N3P1/1B2Q2P/R4R1K b - - ; id
"CMB-07";c0 "Rotlewi - Rubinstein, Lodz 1907, 1...Tc3:!";
2b1r1k1/r4ppp/p7/2pNP3/4Q3/q6P/2P2PP1/3RR1K1 w - - ; id "CMB-08";c0
"Zarkov - Mephisto, Albuquerque 1991, 1.Sf6+!";
6k1/5p2/3P2p1/7n/3QPP2/7q/r2N3P/6RK b - - ; id "CMB-09";c0 "Portisch -
Kasparov, Moskau 1981, 1...Td2:!";
rq2rbk1/6p1/p2p2Pp/1p1Rn3/4PB2/6Q1/PPP1B3/2K3R1 w - - ; id "CMB-10";c0
"Tchoudinovskikh - Merchiev, UdSSR 1987, 1.Lh6:!";
rnbq2k1/p1r2p1p/1p1p1Pp1/1BpPn1N1/P7/2P5/6PP/R1B1QRK1 w - - ; id
"CMB-11";c0 "Vaisser - Genius 2, Aubervilliers, 1994, 1.Sh7:!";
r2qrb1k/1p1b2p1/p2ppn1p/8/3NP3/1BN5/PPP3QP/1K3RR1 w - - ; id "CMB-12";c0
"Spassky - Petrosian, Moskau 1969, 1.e5!";
8/1p3pp1/7p/5P1P/2k3P1/8/2K2P2/8 w - - ; id "FIN-01";c0 "NN - Lasker,Ed,
1.f6!";
8/pp2r1k1/2p1p3/3pP2p/1P1P1P1P/P5KR/8/8 w - - ; id "FIN-02";c0
"Capablanca - Eliskases, Moskau 1936, 1.f5!";
8/3p4/p1bk3p/Pp6/1Kp1PpPp/2P2P1P/2P5/5B2 b - - ; id "FIN-03";c0 "Studie
1994, 1...Le4:!";
5k2/7R/4P2p/5K2/p1r2P1p/8/8/8 b - - ; id "FIN-04";c0 "Karpov - Deep
Thought, Analyse 1990, 1...h3!";
6k1/6p1/7p/P1N5/1r3p2/7P/1b3PP1/3bR1K1 w - - ; id "FIN-05";c0 "Karpov -
Kasparov, Moskau 1985 [Analyse], 1.a6!";
8/3b4/5k2/2pPnp2/1pP4N/pP1B2P1/P3K3/8 b - - ; id "FIN-06";c0 "Minev -
Portisch, Halle 1967, 1...f4!";
6k1/4pp1p/3p2p1/P1pPb3/R7/1r2P1PP/3B1P2/6K1 w - - ; id "FIN-07";c0
"Lengyel - Kaufman, Los Angeles 1974, 1.Lb4!";
2k5/p7/Pp1p1b2/1P1P1p2/2P2P1p/3K3P/5B2/8 w - - ; id "FIN-08";c0 "Spassky
- Byrne, 1974, 1.c5!";
8/5Bp1/4P3/6pP/1b1k1P2/5K2/8/8 w - - ; id "FIN-09";c0 "Klimenok -
Kabanov, UdSSR 1969, 1.Kg4!";



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