Computer Chess Club Archives


Search

Terms

Messages

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

Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto

Date: 11:18:12 01/22/01

Go up one level in this thread


On January 22, 2001 at 14:02:25, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>No way to tell for sure. The algorithm is highly selective best-first
>so there is no guarantee whatsoever that what it finds is the shortest
>mate. You could establish a lowerbound by checking the maximum depth it
>reached, but it follows forced lines very deeply...

Oops! I meant an upperbound of course.

In this case the deepest line looked at was 23 plies, so it's a mate in
12 moves or less.

--
GCP



This page took 0.02 seconds to execute

Last modified: Thu, 07 Jul 11 08:48:38 -0700

Current Computer Chess Club Forums at Talkchess. This site by Sean Mintz.