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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 16:38:14 06/04/02

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On June 04, 2002 at 19:31:25, Dann Corbit wrote:

>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?


I mean to say that chest had no chance to calculate perft faster than the perft
function that is in Movei but cannot be used in the public version.


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