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Commit ID 8bf21a723e77399382f05c75e45201882772684a
Author Miguel Lahoz
Date 2019-06-20 14:39:22 UTC
Change multi-cut pruning condition Use comparison of eval with beta to predict potential cutNodes. This allows multi-cut pruning to also prune possibly mislabeled Pv and NonPv nodes. STC: LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50] Total: 54305 W: 12302 L: 11867 D: 30136 LTC: LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50] Total: 189512 W: 32620 L: 31904 D: 124988 Normally I would think such changes are risky, specially for PvNodes, but after trying a few other versions, it seems this version is more sound than I initially thought. Aside from this, a small funtional change is made to return singularBeta instead of beta to be more consistent with the fail-soft logic used in other parts of search. ============================= How to continue from there ? We could try to audit other parts of the search where the "cutNode" variable is used, and try to use dynamic info based on heuristic eval rather than on this variable, to check if the idea behind this patch could also be applied successfuly. Bench: 3503788
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