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Subject: Re: Perft 5,6 {Fastest program is List}

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 16:31:25 06/04/02

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On June 04, 2002 at 19:10:24, Uri Blass wrote:

>On June 04, 2002 at 18:46:33, Dann Corbit wrote:
>>On June 04, 2002 at 18:35:51, Uri Blass wrote:
>>>I did not know that list knows to claulcate perft.
>>>Some questions:
>>>1)Did you use List under winboard?
>>Not to make the perft list.
>>>2)Does winboard support the perft command?
>>Not that I know of.
>After some thinking it is easy to support the perft command under winboard.
>I may consider adding another exe file that only support the perft command
>without irrelevant files in the next version of movei.
>Winboard needs to know nothing about the perft command and may believe that the
>program plays a regular game.
>when the program gets time control of x hours per game it is going to calculate
>perft x.
>>>3)Did you compare List with Chest?(I ask because I do not see chest in the list
>>>of programs that you tested).
>>Did not try it.  I did a recursive binary grep for 'perft' in the executables
>>under my Winboard directory and ran a few of them.
>I asked because I remember that chest was one of the fastest programs in
>calculating perft but even chest had no chance against movei.

Chest does not play chess.  It's a mate solver.  I assume you mean that movei
has a much faster move generator than chest?

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