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Subject: Re: Parameter Tuning

Author: Ernst A. Heinz

Date: 01:05:12 10/02/98

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On October 01, 1998 at 20:28:55, jonathan Baxter wrote:
>Currently I am working on an improved version of KnightCap, with better
>search and a much *simpler* evaluation function. Interesting preliminary
>show that with parameter learning and *just* piece/square tables we can get
>a rating of around 2500 on ICC.

If I do not grossly misinterpret your PST values in connection with your
above statement, then the final result seems to imply that in your games
on ICC *material* is simply the dominating factor.

Have you tried which ratings "KnightCap" achieves with good hand-tuned PSTs?


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