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Subject: Re: Can nullmoves behave like this?

Author: Severi Salminen

Date: 06:54:59 01/08/01

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On January 08, 2001 at 08:59:51, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On January 08, 2001 at 08:16:44, Severi Salminen wrote:
>
>>Hi!
>>
>>This position from a Kramnik-Leko game was posted recently here by Eduard
>>Nemeth. I tried it with my program and found odd behaviour. (See below)
>
>This has been discussed at length a few days ago. Look for
>the thread that starts with 'Root move...'.

Oh yes indeed, thanks. I actually wrote to that thread, but apparently didn't
read too well...

>Despite what Vincent says this is a normal occurence even if
>you do not use any kind of futility pruning.

That's what I noticed a minute ago. I tested with null moves disabling futility
pruning and lazy evaluation and the result was the same: first failing low and
ending up with the exact same score. Man these beasts behave strangely!

Severi




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