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Author: IIvec
Date: Sun Oct 22 07:43:37 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1508651017

Fix premature using of all available time in x/y TC

In x/y time controls there was a theoretical possibility
to use all available time few moves before the clock will
be updated with new time. This patch fixes that issue.

Tested at 60/15 time control:

LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 113963 W: 20008 L: 20042 D: 73913

The test was done without adjudication rules!

Bench 5234652
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Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Date: Sun Oct 22 07:18:48 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1508649528

Don't filter root moves if MultiPV mode is enabled

A band-aid patch to workaround current TB code
limitations with multi PV.

Hopefully this will be removed after committing the
big update of TB impementation, now under discussion.

No functional change.
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Author: ceebo
Date: Sun Oct 22 07:00:46 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1508648446

Add initiative to trace

No functional change
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Oct 11 11:47:50 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1507715270

Fix issue #1268

If the search is quit before skill.pick_best is called,
skill.best_move might be MOVE_NONE.

Ensure skill.best is always assigned anyhow.

Also retire the tricky best_move() and let the underlying
semantic to be clear and explicit.

No functional change.
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Author: Alain SAVARD
Date: Wed Oct 11 11:13:44 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1507713224

Simplify bonus for bishop on long diagonal

Removing 2 conditions, and increase the ThreatbyPawn to compensate.

Passed STC
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59dbde900ebc5916ff64be6d
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 14236 W: 2615 L: 2483 D: 9138

Passed LTC
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59dc26470ebc5916ff64be92
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 16552 W: 2136 L: 2010 D: 12406

Bench: 5234652
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Author: Niklas Fiekas
Date: Thu Oct 5 11:00:01 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1507194001

WLDEntryPiece -> WDLEntryPiece for consistency

No functional change.
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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Mon Oct 2 07:53:28 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1506923608

Good bishops on the main diagonals

Bonus in midgame for bishops on long diagonals when the central squares are not occupied by pawns.

Author: ElbertoOne

Passed STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 10801 W: 1955 L: 1786 D: 7060
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59cf5c1d0ebc5916ff64b9da

and LTC:
LLR: 2.97 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 83978 W: 10685 L: 10303 D: 62990
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59cf6f6c0ebc5916ff64b9e4

Bench: 5620312
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Sat Sep 30 20:56:27 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1506797787

Decrease reduction for exact PV nodes

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 59004 W: 10621 L: 10249 D: 38134

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 25801 W: 3306 L: 3108 D: 19387

Bench: 5742466
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Sep 29 16:39:12 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1506695952

Measure nodes after search finished.

Only affects nmpsec in the multithreaded case.

No functional change.
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Author: GuardianRM
Date: Fri Sep 22 16:48:08 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1506091688

Tweak statScore condition

The first change (ss->statScore >= 0) does nothing.

The second change ((ss-1)->statScore >= 0 ) has a massive change.
(ss-1)->statScore is not set until (ss-1) begins to apply LMR to moves.
So we now increase the reduction for bad quiets when our opponent is
running through the first captures and the hash move.

STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 57762 W: 10533 L: 10181 D: 37048

LTC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 19973 W: 2662 L: 2480 D: 14831

Bench: 5037819
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Author: syzygy
Date: Sun Sep 17 10:44:10 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1505637850

Let ss->ply denote the number of plies from the root to the current node

This patch lets ss->ply be equal to 0 at the root of the search.

Currently, the root has ss->ply == 1, which is less intuitive:

- Setting the rootNode bool has to check (ss-1)->ply == 0.

- All mate values are off by one: the code seems to assume that mated-in-0
is -VALUE_MATE, mate-1-in-ply is VALUE_MATE-1, mated-in-2-ply is VALUE_MATE+2, etc.
But the mate_in() and mated_in() functions are called with ss->ply, which is 1 in
at the root.

- The is_draw() function currently needs to explain why it has "ply - 1 > i" instead
of simply "ply > i".

- The ss->ply >= MAX_PLY tests in search() and qsearch() already assume that
ss->ply == 0 at the root. If we start at ss->ply == 1, it would make more sense to
go up to and including ss->ply == MAX_PLY, so stop at ss->ply > MAX_PLY. See also
the asserts testing for 0 <= ss->ply && ss->ply < MAX_PLY.

The reason for ss->ply == 1 at the root is the line "ss->ply = (ss-1)->ply + 1" at
the start for search() and qsearch(). By replacing this with "(ss+1)->ply = ss->ply + 1"
we keep ss->ply == 0 at the root. Note that search() already clears killers in (ss+2),
so there is no danger in accessing ss+1.

I have NOT changed pv[MAX_PLY + 1] to pv[MAX_PLY + 2] in search() and qsearch().
It seems to me that MAX_PLY + 1 is exactly right:

- MAX_PLY entries for ss->ply running from 0 to MAX_PLY-1, and 1 entry for the
final MOVE_NONE.

I have verified that mate scores are reported correctly. (They were already reported
correctly due to the extra ply being rounded down when converting to moves.)

The value of seldepth output to the user should probably not change, so I add 1 to it.
(Humans count from 1, computers from 0.)

A small optimisation I did not include: instead of setting ss->ply in every invocation
of search() and qsearch(), it could be set once for all plies at the start of
Thread::search(). This saves a couple of instructions per node.

No functional change (unless the search searches a branch MAX_PLY deep), so bench
does not change.
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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sun Sep 17 09:52:27 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1505634747

Score unopposed weak pawns only if majors

Do not use the opposed flag for scoring backward and isolated pawns
in pawns.cpp, instead give a S(5,25) bonus for each opponent unopposed
weak pawns when we have a rook or a queen on the board.

STC run stopped after 113188 games:
LLR: 1.63 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 113188 W: 20804 L: 20251 D: 72133
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59b58e4d0ebc5916ff64b12e

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 66673 W: 8672 L: 8341 D: 49660
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/59b902580ebc5916ff64b231

This is Alain Savard's idea, just with a different bonus.
Original patch there:

green STC, http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/597dcd2b0ebc5916ff64a09b
yellow LTC, http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/597ea69e0ebc5916ff64a0e6

Bench: 6259498
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Author: IIvec
Date: Tue Sep 12 12:31:53 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1505212313

Higher Move Overhead

This shoudl reduce time losses experienced by
users after new time management code.

Verified for no regression in very short TC (4sec + 0.1)
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 35262 W: 7426 L: 7331 D: 20505

Bench 5322108
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Author: ianfab
Date: Sat Sep 9 12:23:34 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504952614

Extend ShelterWeakness array by dimension isKingFile

Use different penalties for weaknesses in the pawn shelter
depending on whether it is on the king's file or not.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 71617 W: 13471 L: 13034 D: 45112

LTC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 48708 W: 6463 L: 6187 D: 36058

Bench: 5322108
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Tue Sep 5 11:03:50 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504602230

Streamlline reduction based on movecount

Use MoveCount History only at quiet moves and simply reduce
reduction by one depth instead of increasing moveCount in formula.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 27511 W: 5171 L: 4919 D: 17421

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 92337 W: 12135 L: 11748 D: 68454

Bench: 6351176
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Author: syzygy
Date: Tue Sep 5 10:57:10 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504601830

Small simplication of see_ge()

Two simplifications:

- Remove the initialisation to 0 of occupied, which is now unnecessary.
- Remove the initial check for nextVictim == KING

If nextVictim == KING, then PieceValue[MG][nextVictim] will be 0, so that
balance >= threshold is true. So see_ge() returns true anyway.

No functional change.
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Tue Sep 5 10:40:34 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504600834

Travis CI: Make all warnings into errors

Compile with -Werror flag. To make debugging easier
also show compile ourput.

This flag is enabled only in Travis CI, not in the shipped
Makefile becuase we can't test on every possible platform.
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Sep 2 16:58:23 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504364303

Remove unneeded compile options.

In light of issue #1232, a test was performed about the value of '-fno-exceptions' and a second one of the combination '-fno-exceptions -fno-rtti'. It turns out these options are can be removed without introducing slowdown.

STC for removing '-fno-exceptions'
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 13678 W: 2572 L: 2439 D: 8667

STC for removing '-fno-exceptions -fno-rtti' (current patch)
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 32557 W: 6074 L: 5973 D: 20510

No functional change.
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Author: syzygy
Date: Sat Sep 2 09:59:04 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504339144

Prevent Stockfish from exiting if DTZ table is not present

During TB initialisation, Stockfish checks for the presence of WDL
tables but not for the presence of DTZ tables. When attempting to probe
a DTZ table, it is therefore possible that the table is not present.
In that case, Stockfish should neither exit nor report an error.

To verify the bug:
$ ./stockfish
setoption name SyzygyTable value <path_to_WDL_dir>
position fen 8/8/4r3/4k3/8/1K2P3/3P4/6R1 w - -
go infinite
Could not mmap() /opt/tb/regular/KRPPvKR.rtbz
$

(On my system, the WDL tables are in one directory and the DTZ tables
in another. If they are in the same directory, it will be difficult
to trigger the bug.)

The fix is trivial: check the file descriptor/handle after opening
the file.

No functional change.
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Fri Sep 1 20:23:31 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504290211

Fix a warning with MSVC

warning C4244: '*=': conversion from 'double' to 'int', possible loss of data

No functional change.
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Sep 1 20:19:43 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504289983

Multi-threaded search testing with valgrind

Also check with valgrind the multi-threaded search.

On top of the fix for issue #1227 (PR #1235).

No functional change.
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Sep 1 20:16:56 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504289816

Fix uninitialized memory usage

After increasing the number of threads, the histories were not cleared,
resulting in uninitialized memory usage.

This patch fixes this by clearing threads histories in Thread c'tor as
is the idomatic way.

This fixes issue 1227

No functional change.
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Thu Aug 31 08:53:37 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504162417

Adjust moveCount history only at LMR

STC:
LLR: 3.32 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 17584 W: 3277 L: 3131 D: 11176

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 26412 W: 3447 L: 3334 D: 19631

Bench: 5417521
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Aug 30 15:02:40 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1504098160

Simplify away non-normal moves in SEE

credit goes to @mstembera for suggesting this approach.
SEE now deals with castling, promotion and en passant in a similar way.

passed STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 32902 W: 6079 L: 5979 D: 20844

passed LTC
LLR: 3.92 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 110698 W: 14198 L: 14145 D: 82355

Bench: 5713905
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Sat Aug 26 11:50:27 2017 +0200
Timestamp: 1503741027

Appveyor: do a Debug and Release build

And set x86 and x64 platforms for real.

Currently this is broken and the same binary is compiled for all platforms.

This is becuase we use a custom build step. OTH the default
build step seems not compatible with cmake generated *sln file.

No functional change.

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