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

Author: Steve Maughan

Date: 04:20:27 08/19/03

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>I was wondering, wouldn't it be better to write an SEE which neglects backed-
>up attacks, and not use it for pruning? This way it yields a good move
>ordering at no cost (e.g., using Ed's attack tables), and isn't liable to
>risks of pruning.

If you read Ed's page you'll see that Ed's method accounts for x-ray threats and
is probably (almost certainly) more costly than SEE.  The reason Ed makes it
work is that he's using the information for other reasons as well.



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