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Subject: Re: The King "Leiden" - Chesstiger 15 "normal" Now 6,5 -8,5 90 min blitz

Author: Johan de Koning

Date: 17:04:49 05/28/03

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On May 27, 2003 at 18:31:00, Christophe Theron wrote:

>On May 27, 2003 at 03:16:00, Johan de Koning wrote:
>>On May 27, 2003 at 00:26:14, Christophe Theron wrote:
>>>On May 26, 2003 at 11:22:09, Kurt Utzinger wrote:
>>>>On May 26, 2003 at 02:40:49, Andre van Ark wrote:
>>>>>On May 26, 2003 at 02:06:37, Heinz-Josef Schumacher wrote:
>>>>>>>If you want my opinion it doesn't make any sense. Or I need a good explanation,
>>>>>>>and some evidence.
>>>>>>Exact my opinion! This rumour is in Germany in many heads, but without any
>>>>>>evidence! More than 32 MB hash tables perhaps not useful for the King, but not
>>>>>>bad! People had only misunderstood an old statement by Johan.
>>>>>Good day,
>>>>>32 MB is being used because Johan used in Leiden 30 MB.
>>>>>Kind regards,
>>>>>Andre van Ark
>>>>    From own [old] tests under CM9-GUI in the analysis mode, I can remember
>>>>    that some positions could not be solved at all or not within reasonable
>>>>    time if hash tables were set higher than 32 MB hash. This may however be
>>>>    no longer a problem after the second patch has been released [I have
>>>>    however not investigated this]. And as Andre stated: Johan de Koning does
>>>>    not seem to use more than 32 MB hash and there must be some reason for that.
>>>>    Kurt
>>>The only reason I can think about is that there is some bug in The King hash
>>>table management. Or some strange design decision. That's what you say suggests
>>>to me, but I must add immediately that given the quality of Johan's work I don't
>>>really believe that it is the case.
>>A clearing delay you mentioned in another post was actually an issue with
>>CM8000. But it was solved in the final patch (TK 3.12d). More importantly, it
>>was a problem only with large TT *and* extremely fast time conrols.
>Yes I had the same delay before each search in a previous version of Tiger and I
>agree that it would have hurt only at very fast time controls.
>So I guessed that it could not be the reason here.
>BTW I fixed it by adding a "generation counter" in every HT entry. So now I do
>not need to clear the hash table anymore and the delay has totally disappeared.

That would work.
Since I insist on clearing at every search (predictability!), I use only 1 bit
per entry. In a separate small array of course, else it would still be equally


>I'm glad to see you posting here.

I'll take that as a compliment. :-)
But I find it rather exhausting since it is very hard to stop posting. Next time
at Leiden I'll let Tiger win again, just to generate a little less attention for
The King. Though I did definitly enjoy the countless congratulations!

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