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Subject: Re: If you like to solve real mate...

Author: Tony Werten

Date: 11:18:53 01/27/01

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On January 27, 2001 at 11:09:10, leonid wrote:

>On January 27, 2001 at 09:10:05, Tony Werten wrote:
>>On January 27, 2001 at 08:53:07, leonid wrote:
>>[D] 2b1q3/p7/1p1p2kb/nPpN3p/P1P1P2P/6P1/5R1K/5Q2 w - -
>And in how many moves this position expected to be solved?
>I tried it by selective search 13 moves deep but, after waiting around 6
>minutes, disconnected. In 10 moves selective could find nothing. By brute force
>even 5 moves lead me already to 5 minutes search. No mate existe in five.
>Thought that maybe it is some 20 moves position that is, anyway, beyond my
>actual program.

Maybe I'm wrong and isn't it a checkmate. Bestmove is supposed to be e5. I
thought it was very close to the position you gave, but didn't check first.


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