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Subject: Static Exchange Evaluation (SEE) for pruning in quiescence (?)

Author: Omid David Tabibi

Date: 23:48:36 08/18/03


It seems that some programs use Static Exchange Evaluation in order to prune
losing captures in quiescence search. In the following position, an SEE will
deem the move 1.Rxd7 a losing capture, and it might get pruned in quiescence.
However, in fact this is a winning capture since Qf6 is attacked after 1.Rxd7.
How do such programs solve these kind of problems?

[D]3r2k1/pppb2pp/5q2/5p2/3R1P2/2B5/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1



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