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Subject: Finding mate in the quiesce search

Author: Alessandro Scotti

Date: 05:45:56 08/24/04

What value do you return when you find a mate in the quiesce search? I used to
return a "mate" score but then I found this is not correct because many paths
were not considered in quiesce, so sometimes I got a "mate in n" score at the
root which wasn't really a forced mate. I've patched the bug by returning a
fixed value for now, but... which value is best?

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