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Chess endgame knowledge advances

Haworth, G. M. (2010) Chess endgame knowledge advances. ICGA Journal, 33 (3). p. 149. ISSN 1389-6911

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Abstract/Summary

This review of recent developments starts with the publication of Harold van der Heijden's Study Database Edition IV, John Nunn's second trilogy on the endgame, and a range of endgame tables (EGTs) to the DTC, DTZ and DTZ50 metrics. It then summarises data-mining work by Eiko Bleicher and Guy Haworth in 2010. This used CQL and pgn2fen to find some 3,000 EGT-faulted studies in the database above, and the Type A (value-critical) and Type B-DTM (DTM-depth-critical) zugzwangs in the mainlines of those studies. The same technique was used to mine Chessbase's BIG DATABASE 2010 to identify Type A/B zugzwangs, and to identify the pattern of value-concession and DTM-depth concession in sub-7-man play.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:16303
Uncontrolled Keywords:chess, cook, data mining, distributed architecture, endgame, Nunn, study database, van der Heijden, zugzwang
Publisher:The International Computer Games Association

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