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Subject: Re: Another Crafty question

Author: Andrei Fortuna

Date: 01:41:20 12/22/03

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On December 21, 2003 at 22:51:48, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On December 21, 2003 at 13:12:49, Andrei Fortuna wrote:
>>I have another problem with Crafty : I can't figure out how to use it according
>>to winboard/xboard specs.
>>I issue the following commands :
>>level 0 1 10
>>move e2e4
>>then Crafty analyses a bit and outputs e7e5 which is correct.
>>(according to xboard specs what I give as 'move e2e4' should be given only as
>>'e2e4', i.e. without the prefix 'move ', but anyway ...)
>That is incorrect.  "move e2e4" matches the latest winboard/xboard standard,
>which has been around for at least a couple of years...
>>Then I give him :
>>move g1f3
>You do not send "move g1f3" to crafty.  Again, by the xboard standard
>you only send the move "g1f3".
>Sending "move" is wrecking everything.  Please read the specs _carefully_
>and you will see what is wrong.

I tried without "move" first as per specs, but got illegal move.
Now I know why, I was sending "white" when I should have sent "black" and that
was my problem, the engine thought black was to move from initial position.

Adding "move" before the move was the only thing that I found to work. Now I
found out why this was wrong

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