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Subject: Re: Couple of chess programming questions

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 11:09:47 09/10/02

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On September 10, 2002 at 13:59:26, Omid David wrote:
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>Has anyone compared NegaScout vs. MTD(f) on a set of tactical test suites? It
>seems to be interesting to test the behavior of MTD(f) in real complicated
>positions.

I think that the quiet positions will be a lot more interesting.  That is where
the games are really won or lost anyway.

Most chess moves in a game are quiet moves.  How often do you see the eval shoot
up a full pawn?  Before the game is clearly won, maybe once or maybe not at all.
 The major meat of the game is manuvering into a position where you can perform
that tactical shot.



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