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Subject: Re: Differences between 0x88 ,10x12 and Bitboards!?

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 08:35:24 11/19/02

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On November 19, 2002 at 04:39:38, Axel Grüttner wrote:

>Hi all,
>i am a newbie at chess programming. can someone please describe me the
>differences of functionality in reference of performance, advantages and
>disadvantages (eg. generating moves,evaluation...).
>thx axel

One doesn't particularly have any advantage over the other, assuming good
of all.  Bitboards have a bit of a performance advantage on 64 bit processors,
which will be
the standard before too long.   Bitboards take a good while to become familiar
with, and that
is a critical ingredient in using them.  You'll be amazed at those that say
"this can't be
done or that can't be done" but only because they have not tried to figure out
how to do it.

Pick the one you think is interesting and go with that.  There's plenty of time
to change
your mind later...  Most of us have tried several approaches as our programs

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