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Subject: Re: significant math

Author: Russell Reagan

Date: 13:27:31 11/19/02

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On November 19, 2002 at 16:18:48, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On November 19, 2002 at 16:08:58, Russell Reagan wrote:
>>On November 19, 2002 at 15:37:24, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>>>Please show EVIDENCE.
>>Crafty gets 302,000 nps on my machine. Yace gets 267,000 nps on my machine. That
>>looks like bitboards are more than breaking even to me.
>Now try a 'perft' run...

Why are we resorting to instances which will never be of practical use in a game
of chess? Maybe after we compare perft's we can compare something equally useful
like who has the larger opening book and base the "bitboards vs. non-bitboards"
discussion on that, since that is equally unrelated to this discussion.

If you lose a game to Crafty, are you going to say, "But my perft times were

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