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Subject: Re: Finding mate in the quiesce search

Author: Álvaro Begué

Date: 08:29:42 08/24/04

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>>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?

You are right: it is possible that there is a faster mate.

>Q-search will never return mate in 5.

Why not? If you include checks and check evasion, it can return mate in 5 with
no problem.

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