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Subject: EGTBs

Author: frank phillips

Date: 05:03:46 09/03/99


I thought I had understood how to implement Eugene's EGTBs, but may have been
overly optimistic.

The databases are registered and return a number which seem to vary consistently
according to my perception of how many moves to mate in simple KRRk endings, but
in actual play against GNUChess in a KNBk ending the pieces just dance around
until a draw by 3 rep.  So I must have messed up the conversation to my programs
mate scoring.

The database returns numbers up to 127, -126. Are these ply or moves?  Is the
score from the perspective of the side to move - whoever has the most pieces?

Apologies for the simple questions but I could not find the answers in the
documentation.

Frank



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