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Subject: Re: Finding mate in the quiesce search

Author: Anthony Cozzie

Date: 08:25:47 08/24/04

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On August 24, 2004 at 10:56:13, Alessandro Scotti wrote:

>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?

Q-search will never return mate in 5.

I hope you are scoring mate as "MATESCORE-ply".


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