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Subject: Re: Enpassant in Nalimov

Author: Eugene Nalimov

Date: 08:20:32 10/25/04

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On October 25, 2004 at 10:40:33, Norm Pollock wrote:

>On October 25, 2004 at 09:41:07, GuyHaworth wrote:
>>On October 25, 2004 at 09:02:14, Henry Hongdoyo wrote:
>>>Hello Joost,
>>>This is really my last question.
>>>Fen string : 7k/8/8/6Pp/8/8/8/K7 w - h6 0 1
>>>Nalimov give me wrong Distance To Mate because not
>>>consider Enpassant in h6. (should be 0)
>>>where can i add this condition ?
>>>i try to check enp variable; but it didn't work.
>>>what should i do to handle enpassant status in h6
>>I thought Eugene's EGTs included positions with e.p. options.
>>The problem may be in the interface to EN's EGTs.
>>For example, does not seem to pick up the e.p.
>>information from the FEN string.
>It is my understanding that e.p. is not covered in Nalimov tables, and is
>therefore a bug. The resulting problem is due to the fact that 5-man tables
>start being accessed with 12-14 pieces on the board (with my moderate speed
>machine, more pieces on the board with fast machines). The likelihood of ep with
>only 5 pieces is practically nil, but ep does occur with 12-14 pieces on the

Your understanding is wrong.


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