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Subject: Re: Crafty CCT6 notes

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 07:20:37 02/02/04

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On February 02, 2004 at 09:58:14, Uri Blass wrote:

>On February 02, 2004 at 09:42:31, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>On February 02, 2004 at 06:51:46, Vasik Rajlich wrote:
>>
>>>Congratulations on the victory.
>>>
>>>Also some food for thought in the selective search vs brute force search debate
>>>- maybe with great hardware and a longer time control, a fast brute force search
>>>re-enters the picture as a promising option.
>>
>>It has never left the picture.  :)
>
>null move pruning is kind of selective search.
>I do not know of top programs that do not use selective search today.
>
>Uri

I assumed he was talking about pure selective search, which is forward pruning.
I'm not doing that.  However, I did run with the FUTILITY stuff turned on and it
ran just fine, but rather than pruning that just does depth reduction.

I still use the very minimal q-search of course.




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