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Old June 23rd 07, 05:52 PM posted to rec.games.chess.computer,rec.games.chess.misc,alt.chess
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Default Please Help Guy Macon with his Tablebase Size Estimates




Tony M wrote:

Guy Macon http://www.guymacon.com/ wrote:

(Note 1: As of this writing, nobody has bothered making tablesbases
for positions where a single king faces five pieces. It's hard to
imagine a non-stalemated 5 vs. 1 position where a computer can't
find a quick win without consulting a tablebase.)


5 vs. 1 tablebases have been created, but not in Nalimov format.
Unfortunately, the code provided by Nalimov cannot as yet handle 5 vs
1 tablebases. You may want to check the CCRL tablebase forum for more
info.

http://kd.lab.nig.ac.jp/chess/discus...wforum.php?f=6


Interesting! I will dig deeper later today.

Do you by any chance know the size (in any format) with and without
the 5 vs. 1 tablebases?