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Subject: Re: Question: Fail low at root and time management

Author: Will Singleton

Date: 08:51:20 02/08/00

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On February 08, 2000 at 11:06:14, Pat King wrote:

>On February 08, 2000 at 10:09:27, William Bryant wrote:
>
>>I need some recomendations on handling time management when the program
>>fails low at the root near the end of the alloted search time.
>>(During game play, not during test suites)
>>
>>How do people handle this?
>>
>>Do you research the PV move at the lower window (which will return a
>>move and a score) and then stop?

>I don't see what this gains you. You've got the move. You don't need the score.
>Thus, if you're truly short of time, just play the move.

He is talking about the case where the root move he has just searched is bad,
but he doesn't know how bad.  Unless you have less than 10 seconds in a zero inc
game, you've got to re-search.  If it returns -10, then you need to search the
next move to have any chance at all.

Will




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