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Commit ID 840605c14e30c58806690ca9b87a44108fa37913
Author Jerry Donald Watson
Date 2018-03-12 21:57:21 UTC
Adjust initiative in pure pawn endgames King and pawn endgames are typically decisive, and a small advantage is often sufficient to win. Therefore we now take this into account when computing the initiative adjustment. This idea came from a series of patches by Gian-Carlo Pascutto. STC: LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00] Total: 48770 W: 10203 L: 9845 D: 28722 LTC: LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00] Total: 22252 W: 3572 L: 3366 D: 15314 Ideas for future developement: - There have been a number of changes to the initiative calculation lately. Perhaps the coefficients could be tuned again. - It may be possible to add special knowledge for other endgames in the initiative calculation. Closes Bench: 5750110
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