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Subject: Re: About Fafis...

Author: Thomas Mayer

Date: 14:21:42 05/27/05

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Hi Alex,

> Or strange legal positions like this mate in 1:
>
> 1QqQqQq1/r6Q/Q6q/q6Q/B2q4/q6Q/k6K/1qQ1QqRb w - - 0 1
>
> Crafty calculates in the background and gives no output, like Fafis.

this one does not proof anything. The engine is simply lost in the qsearch. This
happens to most engines which a) do not restrict qsearch to a specific depth
(correct for most - e.g. Fritz... :) and b) do not check for input during the
qsearch, which is also true for most engines.

The other stuff makes one at least quite suspicious, but it's not yet fully
convincing. I wonder what the other programmers think about that.

Greets, Thomas



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