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Re: bug in gnuchess

From: Simon Waters
Subject: Re: bug in gnuchess
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 17:34:29 +0100

Jim Beale wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> The following position crashes immediately at an analysis
> depth of 54:
> White: Ke1, Pe2
> Black: Ke8 to move
> The "Show Thinking" indicates "GnuChes5 1000 handle_exceptions:
> Exception: STATU" -- which is all I can read, at Titanic size.
> Other KPK positions will invariably crash before long.
> The depth of the analysis seems overly deep.  It is often
> over 800 on seemingly trivial calculations.  And, strangely
> enough, none of them is a pawn move.

Hi Jim,

sorry to ask again. Is this 5.00 or 5.02.

Some changes went into 5.00 to prevent problems when the search depth
got too large, for which there was no bound checking in 5.00 IIRC.


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