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Subject: Re: Mate to torture.

Author: leonid

Date: 13:54:35 11/03/03

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On November 03, 2003 at 06:18:03, Andreas Stabel wrote:

>On November 02, 2003 at 09:08:36, leonid wrote:
>>If You would like to torture a little bit Your program then find mate here:
>>[D] 3QN3/2RqqP2/1Pq1krB1/Qq1b2rR/1NqBqPnK/2Q1q1NQ/4p2P/2bbn3 w - -
>>This this an old position where I do not see minimal number of moves. If You
>>will find shortest mate, please indicate that number.
>I've run chest on this and it says no mate in 10 moves.

Thanks! I only run this position 9 moves deep and it already took one hour and
half. Without hash and on my slow computer it could take the next 7 hours, if
branching factor will not jump there. Now I know that mate at ten is not there.

Position have for sure solution in 13 moves. This is what I see on this position
that was solved there by selective search.



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