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Subject: Re: When to do a null move search - an experiment

Author: Sune Fischer

Date: 15:03:05 04/28/04

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>That's what people do not realize here at CCC. In those tournaments i learn more
>than at internet *ever*, simply because no commercial is objectively posting
>here but just seeing it here as a chatbox.
>Yet the above code is already working a lot better than verification.
>Verification will always add a last ply which doesn't ever happen here.
>So the overhead of verification search is *huge*, especially if you consider how
>big my qsearch is.
>80%+ of all diep's node in openings search are already qsearch nodes.

So, has anyone at those tournaments where you learn so much ever asked you, why
you choose to spend so much time on the most crappy form of selective search


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