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Subject: pawn race position

Author: Jon Dart

Date: 07:27:28 06/05/02


Recently Arasan had this position in a game:

[D] 8/8/1p5P/2b2P2/7K/8/1k6/8/ b - -

Crafty evaluates this statically as won for White, which is correct. Arasan's
pawn race code doesn't currently cover this case, although it would evaluate it
correctly if there was no Black bishop, and it sees pretty quickly in the search
what the situation is. But in the game, it exchanged into this lost position, as
it couldn't search deep enough to see the consequences.

I'm wondering how well other programs evaluate this.

--Jon



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