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Subject: Re: DB NPS (anyone know the position used)?

Author: Ed Schröder

Date: 00:07:42 01/26/00

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On January 25, 2000 at 23:57:33, Ernst A. Heinz wrote:

>> In a one by one setting it does not matter at all.
>
>Still not convinced: a quiescence node that produces a direct
>"stand pat" cutoff obviously generates less work than one
>which fails to do so -- even in hardware!  *** QED ***
>
>Or am I missing something?
>
>=Ernst=

Something else... I always wondered about this free 4-ply evaluation. I
can understand that evaluation for the current position done in hardware
is possible in a few cycles. I can't understand this also to be true for
4 plies as it should involve: search, hash table, q-search etc. In other
words a complete chess program.

Ed



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