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Author: DU-jdto
Date: Wed Jun 13 21:52:53 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528919573

Remove lmrDepth restriction on quiet see pruning

And tweak the threshold value. With this threshold and the current piece
values, this permits see pruning on quiets to be done up to an lmrDepth
of 9 (beyond that the threshold is below -QueenValueMg and see_ge will
pass unconditionally).

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 110316 W: 24612 L: 24667 D: 61037
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b20aa760ebc5902ab9c9c1d

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 17352 W: 2968 L: 2842 D: 11542
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b20cf1e0ebc5902ab9c9fb6

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1651

Bench: 5069074
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Jun 13 21:46:12 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528919172

Remove depth condition for pruning captures.

The SEE condition alone is sufficient.

passed STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 109863 W: 24339 L: 24392 D: 61132
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1f5b000ebc5902ab9c8668

passed LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 23390 W: 4020 L: 3903 D: 15467
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1f94b40ebc5902ab9c8b5e

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1648

Bench: 4834747
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Author: protonspring
Date: Mon Jun 11 10:22:55 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528705375

Optimize an expression in endgame.cpp

I believe using foward_file_bb() here is fewer instructions.

a) Fewer instructions and probably more clear (debatable).
b) Possible that a lookup is slower than a few local operations, but the
forward_file_bb table is probably used often enough that it is always
cached.

Passed
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 21004 W: 4263 L: 4141 D: 12600
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1cad830ebc5902ab9c6239

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1644

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Author: candirufish
Date: Mon Jun 11 10:03:33 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528704213

Simplify capture pruning margin formula

Using just `PawnValueEg * depth` as Capture Prune Margin. There was a bunch
of patches that passed recently regarding captures, maybe this part of the
master code redundant? The patch was tested as a simplification:

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 20833 W: 4218 L: 4096 D: 12519
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1cf2100ebc5902ab9c6651

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 27050 W: 3975 L: 3864 D: 19211
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1cfdc80ebc5902ab9c6776

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1643

Bench: 4980482
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Jun 11 09:54:32 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528703672

Optimize contempt value (21)

After several tests it seems best to increase contempt from 12 to 21. This does
not regress against contempt=0 and gives a gain of around 7-8 elo against SF 7
in comparison to current default contempt.

STC: Test for non-regression contempt=21 against contempt=0
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 71250 W: 13956 L: 13926 D: 43368
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b19a58d0ebc5902ab9c3bfa

STC: Test contempt 21 against SF 7
ELO: 190.06 +-2.8 (95%) LOS: 100.0%
Total: 40000 W: 22608 L: 2676 D: 14716
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b19a6520ebc5902ab9c3c0e

STC: Test master against SF 7 for comparison
ELO: 182.95 +-2.7 (95%) LOS: 100.0%
Total: 40000 W: 21905 L: 2595 D: 15500
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b16f5bc0ebc59214346d5ca

LTC: Test for non-regression contempt=21 against contempt=0
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 47666 W: 6914 L: 6832 D: 33920
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1a170b0ebc5902ab9c3fde

LTC: Test contempt 21 against SF 7
ELO: 203.92 +-2.6 (95%) LOS: 100.0%
Total: 40000 W: 22447 L: 1340 D: 16213
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1a174b0ebc5902ab9c3fe1

LTC: Test master against SF 7 for comparison
ELO: 196.08 +-2.6 (95%) LOS: 100.0%
Total: 40000 W: 21639 L: 1191 D: 17170
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1a17e40ebc5902ab9c3fe4

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1646

Bench: 4786912
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Mon Jun 11 09:46:26 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528703186

Remove failedLow from the mainThread struct

failedLow is in fact a local variable in Thread::search().

Also clean some spaces and tabs in code.

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Author: candirufish
Date: Wed Jun 6 10:16:48 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528273008

Quiet move soft fail high bonus

Extra bonus for quiet move creating a huge soft fail high (triggered
in 21% of quiet bestmoves on a normal bench run). Pb00067 original idea
using PawnValueMg.

Passed STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 138207 W: 28060 L: 27295 D: 82852
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b14471b0ebc5902a81689c1

Passe LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 157289 W: 23200 L: 22518 D: 111571
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b149dde0ebc5902a8b41c5a

bench: 4441320
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Wed Jun 6 09:58:34 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528271914

Simplify capture bonus

Simplify capture bonus by simply adding ONE_DEPTH instead of being
dependent on BestValue.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 24419 W: 4939 L: 4824 D: 14656
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b16b2040ebc5963ba37e2a5

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 44560 W: 6524 L: 6438 D: 31598
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b16ccc00ebc59214346d403

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1640

Bench: 4782637
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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Tue Jun 5 18:15:54 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528215354

Call cycle detection before qsearch()

This has the property of raising alpha before calling qsearch(), thus
maybe giving some more cuts during qsearch(). The patch is equivalent
to the use of cycle detection inside qsearch() at depth 0, but is in
fact implemented by re-ordering code inside search(), which explains
the [0..4] bounds in the following tests.

STC (interrupted after 124250 games, with LLR=0.87):
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1500bd0ebc5902a8b420bf
LLR: 0.87 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 124250 W: 24973 L: 24470 D: 74807

LTC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1590eb0ebc5902a84dcd09
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 74234 W: 11098 L: 10733 D: 52403

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1635

Bench: 4326784
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Tue Jun 5 18:06:13 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528214773

Stabilize AppVeyor CI

After a helpful suggestion from AppVeyor support staff, moving the Stockfish
execution from ps to cmd seems to work. Alternative to PR #1624 tested in PR #1637.

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Author: Guenther Demetz
Date: Tue Jun 5 10:10:32 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528186232

Remove a superfluous subtrahend

The '- 1' subtrahend was introduced for guarding against null move
search at root, which would be nonsense. But this is actually already
guaranteed by the !PvNode condition. This followed from the discussion
in pull request 1609: https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1609

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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Tue Jun 5 09:58:10 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528185490

Simplify LMR for captures

Simplify LMR for captures by removing capture's stat score logic for reduction.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 37068 W: 7462 L: 7370 D: 22236
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b115bc30ebc591af58a6fd2

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 80061 W: 11706 L: 11671 D: 56684
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b117f590ebc59033d2d5315

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1631

Bench: 4470519
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Author: joergoster
Date: Mon Jun 4 07:45:12 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528091112

Bugfix of Position::has_repeated()

The function Position::has_repeated() is used by Tablebases::root_probe()
to determine whether we can rank all winning moves with the same value, or
if we need to strictly rank by dtz in case the position has already been
repeated once, and we are risking to run into the 50-move rule and thus
losing the win (especially critical in some very complicated endgames).

To check whether the current position or one of the previous positions
after the last zeroing move has already been occured once, we start looking
for a repetition of the current position, and if that is not the case, we
step one position back and repeat the check for that position, and so on.

If you now look at how this was done before the new root ranking patch was
merged two months ago, it seems quite obvious that it is a simple oversight:
https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/commit/108f0da4d7f993732aa2e854b8f3fa8ca6d3b46c

More specifically, after we stepped one position back with

```
stc = stc->previous;
```

we now have to start checking for a repetition with

```
StateInfo* stp = stc->previous->previous;
```

and not with

```
StateInfo* stp = st->previous->previous;
```

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1625

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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sun Jun 3 09:19:13 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1528010353

Fix overload ambiguity

Fix an error when compiling current master with MSVC due to the
ambiguity of which operator* overload was intended (reported by
Jarrod Torriero).

No functional change.
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Author: pb00068
Date: Sat Jun 2 18:02:35 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527955355

Extra bonus for capture creating a huge fail high

STC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b114f3d0ebc596e9e0881f6
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 13007 W: 2730 L: 2541 D: 7736

LTC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b1176740ebc59033d2d52c6
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 15594 W: 2417 L: 2239 D: 10938

See https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1627

Bench: 4790240
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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sat Jun 2 17:41:37 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527954097

Fix comments, rename variables

Thanks everybody for the various hints in the perpetual renaming thread:
https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/1426

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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Jun 2 17:03:01 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527951781

Reallocate TT on threadpool resize.

Makes sure the potential benefit of first touch does not depend on
the order of the UCI commands Threads and Hash, by reallocating the
hash if a Threads is issued. The cost is zeroing the TT once more
than needed. In case the prefered order (first Threads than Hash)
is employed, this amounts to zeroing the default sized TT (16Mb),
which is essentially instantaneous.

Follow up for https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1601
where additional data and discussion is available.

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1620

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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed May 30 13:38:11 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527680291

Simplify depth reduction in IID.

Use a constant reduction instead of a depth dependent reduction.

passed STC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b06eb600ebc5914abc12ba8
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 58086 W: 11710 L: 11657 D: 34719

passed LTC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b07b25e0ebc5914abc12c6d
LLR: 3.09 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 110414 W: 16217 L: 16219 D: 77978

Bench: 4521056
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Author: Rodrigo Exterckötter Tjäder
Date: Wed May 30 13:07:18 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527678438

Use threads to clear the TT faster.

Stockfish currently takes a while to clear the TT when using larger hash sizes.

On one machine with 128 GB hash it takes about 50 seconds with a single thread,
allowing it to use all allocated cores brought that time down to 4 seconds on
some Linux systems. The patch was further tested on Windows and refined with
NUMA binding of the hash initializing threads (we refer to pull request #1601
for the complete discussion and the speed measurements).

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1601

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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Thu May 24 19:06:24 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527181584

LMR Capture Tweak

Increase capture reduction by comparing opponent's stat score

STC: (Yellow)
LLR: -2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 92291 W: 18647 L: 18350 D: 55294
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b04225e0ebc5914abc1291b

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 20176 W: 3061 L: 2868 D: 14247
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b04bb3f0ebc5914abc129a3

How to continue?
• we could try a different value for the capture history threeshold

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1612

Bench: 5167159
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Author: protonspring
Date: Thu May 24 18:46:55 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527180415

Simplify BlockedByPawn to one dimension

I was able to get this to pass which reduces BlockedByPawn to one dimension
with NO distance from edge offset.

GOOD) It's more simple and may provide additional clarity for further
simplifications. Facilitates migrating unblocked to one dimension as well.

BAD) If there is indeed a distance component to BlockedStorm (may or may
not be the case), this obfuscates this component into ShelterStrength and
UnblockedStorm. This may be more convoluted. Also, it may be more convenient
to have each of the three arrays (ShelterStrength, BlockedStorm, and UnBlocked)
be the same size.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 96173 W: 19326 L: 19343 D: 57504
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b04544d0ebc5914abc12965

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 49818 W: 7441 L: 7363 D: 35014
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b0487d50ebc5914abc12990

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1611

Bench: 5133208
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Thu May 24 18:26:34 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527179194

Correctly prevent recursive verification in nmp.

As discussed with @pb00068, the condition to prevent recursive verification
was not completely correct. This patch corrects that condition, and adds an
assert. In the current implementation, recursive verification needs to be
avoided in order not to break the verification of the move closer to the
root (i.e. to not set thisThread->nmp_min_ply to zero prematurely).

This patch is tested as a bug fix, based on and tested against PR #1609 .

passed STC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b050f170ebc5914abc129c5
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 7875 W: 1669 L: 1523 D: 4683

passed LTC:
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b0513970ebc5914abc129cd
LLR: 3.00 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 24048 W: 3525 L: 3407 D: 17116

Bench changes at high depth.

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1610
and https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1609

Bench: 4484288
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Tue May 22 22:43:17 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1527021797

Simplify color usage in search.

define Color us and use this instead of pos.side_to_move() and nmp_odd. The latter allows to clarify the nmp verification criterion.

Tested for no regression:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 76713 W: 15303 L: 15284 D: 46126
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b046a0d0ebc5914abc12971

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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Tue May 22 07:23:04 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1526966584

Simply reset StatScore to zero at beta cutoff

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 43154 W: 8706 L: 8625 D: 25823
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b01a7660ebc5914abc1271d

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 48155 W: 7036 L: 6955 D: 34164
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b01b2e50ebc5914abc1272c

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1608

Bench: 4484288
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Author: protonspring
Date: Mon May 21 09:51:05 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1526889065

Simplify shelter: always do strength and danger

This check of pawns before subtracting danger can be removed.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 21174 W: 4361 L: 4239 D: 12574
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b00b9f90ebc5914abc12680

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 56980 W: 8377 L: 8309 D: 40294
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b00ca750ebc5914abc12683

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1607

Bench: 4746692

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