Ken Thompson's 6-man Tables
Tamplin, J. T. and Haworth, G. M. (2001) Ken Thompson's 6-man Tables. ICGA Journal, 24 (2). pp. 83-85. ISSN 1389-6911
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Ken Thompson recently communicated some results mined from his set of 64 6-man endgame tables. These list some positions of interest, namely, mutual zugzwangs and those of maximum depth. The results have been analysed by the authors and found to be identical or compatible with the available or published findings of Karrer, Nalimov, Stiller and Wirth.
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