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Stalemate and 'DTS' depth to stalemate endgame tables

Müller, K. and Haworth, G. (2020) Stalemate and 'DTS' depth to stalemate endgame tables. ICGA Journal, 41 (4). pp. 191-199. ISSN 1389-6911

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3233/ICG-190133

Abstract/Summary

Stalemating the opponent in chess has given rise to various opinions as to the nature of that result and the reward it should properly receive. Here, following Lasker and Reti, we propose that ‘stalemate’ is a secondary goal, superior to a draw by agreement or rule – but inferior to mate. We report the work of ‘Aloril’ who has created endgame tables holding both ‘DTM’ depth to mate and ‘DTS’ depth to stalemate data, and who should be regarded as the prime author of this paper. Further, we look at the classification of ‘Chess Stalemate Studies’ in the context of a ‘Lasker Chess’ which recognises the stalemate goal.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:86343
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aloril, Bungart, de Lucena, EGT, endgame tables, half-win, Lasker, Reti, Selman, stalemate
Publisher:The International Computer Games Association

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