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Subject: Re: not using nullmove?

Author: Tim Foden

Date: 00:36:14 02/18/04

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On February 17, 2004 at 20:55:13, Dann Corbit wrote:

>Here's a dumb idea:
>
>Write a program to scan a Nalimov database, but throw away everything except
>won/lost/drawn/broken (needs 2 bits per reflected board position to store the
>outcome state).
>
>Then write a table.
>
>For up to the 4 man tables, it should be really tiny and fit into ram without
>any fuss.
>
>Seems like one single program could write a recognizer for anything [for which a
>Nalimov or Edwards or Thompson EGTB exists].

This is almost exactly the idea that is well documented in Heinz's book!  :)

He gets all the required 3+4 piece tables to fit in just over 15 MB.

Cheers, Tim.



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