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Subject: Re: Board Representation. Any strong chess engine uses this method? Thanks.

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 18:27:38 03/06/06

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On March 06, 2006 at 21:21:23, Poon Wai Hong wrote:

>I mean the method mentioned in this thread:
>
>http://www.chessbanter.com/showthread.php?t=19193
>
>What is your comment on this method? Thanks.

The comments in the thread seem entirely adequate.

The most popular representations for chess boards are:
1. 0x88
2. slightly larger arrays (e.g. 12x16 or 16x16)
3. bitboard

I doubt if it matters at all which method you choose.
Any of them can be used to write a world's best chess program.
Any of them can be used to write a world's worst chess program.




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