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Subject: Re: If you want solve one mate...

Author: Pete Galati

Date: 16:24:32 01/21/01

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On January 21, 2001 at 19:17:18, Paul wrote:

>On January 21, 2001 at 19:14:08, John Coffey wrote:
>
>>On January 21, 2001 at 16:56:42, Paul wrote:
>>
>>>On January 21, 2001 at 11:56:09, leonid wrote:
>>>
>>>>Hi!
>>>>
>>>>This mate position is very handy when you want to check the limits in your
>>>>program. It is amusing also. Number of legal moves for both sides is slightly
>>>>over one hundred.
>>>>
>>>> knq3q1/rq1q1qbQ/Qq2Q3/1Qn1Q2B/Q1qN1Q1r/4K1B1/1q4QR/1N1q3Q white to go.
>>>>
>>>>If you will solve, it will be nice if you will indicate your result.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>Leonid.
>>>
>>>Hi again Leonid!
>>>
>>>It took my program 45 minutes ... phewwwwwww!
>>>Here's the line, a mate in 12:
>>>
>>>1. Qxa7+ Qxa7 2. Qxa7+ Kxa7 3. Qeb6+ Ka8 4. Qgxb7+ Qdxb7 5. Qxb8+ Qxb8
>>>6. Qxb8+ Qxb8 7. Q6a5+ Na6 8. Qaxa6+ Qa7 9. Qg8+ Bf8 10. Qxf8+ Qe8+
>>>11. Qfxe8+ Qc8 12. Qxc8x
>>>
>>>I think I'm going to skip your next problem, that will be too difficult
>>>for me ;)
>>>
>>>Greetings,
>>>Paul
>>
>>Fritz 6 has been thinking for 3 hours and 45 minutes, shows no analysis and
>>still says 1/1 ply.  I wonder what is happening with the transposition table,
>>:-).
>>
>>John Coffey
>
>:)
>
>It's the QSearch blowing up, you have to control that somehow ...
>and that's easier when you're the author of the program in question :)
>
>Paul

I'd try rebooting and try again.  Something sounds broken with searching on a
position for 3 hours and being at 1/1 ply.  That's just not right (Louie
Anderson impression).

Pete



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