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Subject: Quiescence vs swapoff

Author: Peter Fendrich

Date: 10:01:42 04/15/98

I am trying a swapoff algorithm (sometimes called SEE) instead of the
 more classic quiescence search.
The extra time saved by this can be used for more agressive extensions
or better evaluation.
The drawback is of cource the increased risk for tactical mistakes.

In short depths the swapoff makes too many mistakes to be useful but
when the depth increases I see less of the mistakes but still have
that extra time it saves for me.

In my opinion it should be a break even, at some depth limit, between
these two alg's and beyond that limit the swapoff is the best choice.



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