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Subject: Re: Finding mate in the quiesce search

Author: Alessandro Scotti

Date: 07:56:13 08/24/04

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On August 24, 2004 at 10:50:07, Álvaro Begué wrote:

>>I tracked the cause to the quiescence search returning mate, where it doesn't
>>actually explore all the possible variations.
>Your diagnostic is incorrect. There is no problem with returning mate scores in
>the quiescence search. You must be doing something else wrong.

If I evaluate a position using the quiescence search and that returns "mate in
5", how can I be sure that it's really a mate in 5 if the quiescence search
hasn't explored all the possible moves?

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