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Subject: Beating MTD(n,f)

Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto

Date: 12:14:20 06/05/01

I'm wondering if, for material only fixed-depth searches,
there is any way to beat MTD(n,f) in terms of perfomance.

I'm interested in positions where the value at the root
and the expected value are on the order of -1..0..1 pawns.

For the starting position, MTD will do 2 zero window

How can you beat that? It already searches _below_ the
minimal tree. With ETC you're even getting close to the
_real_ minimal tree. You can't go faster, right?


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