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Depth to mate and the 50-move rule

Huntington, G. and Haworth, G. (2015) Depth to mate and the 50-move rule. ICGA Journal, 38 (2). pp. 93-98. ISSN 1389-6911

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Abstract/Summary

The most popular endgame tables (EGTs) documenting ‘DTM’ Depth to Mate in chess endgames are those of Eugene Nalimov but these do not recognise the FIDE 50-move rule ‘50mr’. This paper marks the creation by the first author of EGTs for sub-6-man (s6m) chess and beyond which give DTM as affected by the ply count pc. The results are put into the context of previous work recognising the 50mr and are compared with the original unmoderated DTM results. The work is also notable for being the first EGT generation work to use the functional programming language HASKELL.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:39103
Uncontrolled Keywords:50-move-rule, chess, DTM, DTM50, Haskell, Huntington, ply count
Publisher:The International Computer Games Association

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