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Author: svivanov72
Date: Wed May 15 10:22:21 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557908541

Precompute repetition info (#2132)

Store repetition info in StateInfo instead of recomputing it in
three different places. This saves some work in has_game_cycle()
where this info is needed for positions before the root.

Tested for non-regression at STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 34104 W: 7586 L: 7489 D: 19029 Elo +0.99
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd0676e0ebc5925cf044b56

No functional change.
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Author: xoto10
Date: Wed May 15 10:18:49 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557908329

Remove pawn count in space() calculation #2139

Simplification. Various attempts to optimise the pawn
count bonus showed little effect, so remove pawn count
altogether and compensate by subtracting 1 instead of 4.

STC 10+0.1 th 1:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 152244 W: 33709 L: 33847 D: 84688 Elo -0.31
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cceed330ebc5925cf04170e

LTC 60+0.6 th 1:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 24100 W: 4079 L: 3964 D: 16057 Elo +1.66
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd5b6b80ebc5925cf04e889

Bench: 3648841
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Author: xoto10
Date: Wed May 15 10:12:38 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557907958

Add eg component to evaluate_shelter() #2137

Add an endgame component to the blockedstorm penalty
so that the penalty applies more uniformly through the game.

STC 10+0.1 th 1 :
LLR: -2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 94063 W: 21426 L: 21118 D: 51519 Elo +1.14
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd4605c0ebc5925cf04bf43

LTC 60+0.6 th 1 :
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 188232 W: 32808 L: 32090 D: 123334 Elo +1.33
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd47d0a0ebc5925cf04c4fd

Refactored code with higher constant values gave a more convincing LTC result:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 30050 W: 5330 L: 5066 D: 19654 Elo +3.05
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd6a0000ebc5925cf050653

Bench: 3687700
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed May 15 09:52:27 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557906747

Allow for higher depths. (#2147)

High rootDepths, selDepths and generally searches are increasingly
common with long time control games, analysis, and improving hardware.
In this case, depths of MAX_DEPTH/MAX_PLY (128) can be reached,
and the search tree is truncated.

In principle MAX_PLY can be easily increased, except for a technicality
of storing depths in a signed 8 bit int in the TT. This patch increases
MAX_PLY by storing the depth in an unsigned 8 bit, after shifting by the
most negative depth stored in TT (DEPTH_NONE).

No regression at STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 42235 W: 9565 L: 9484 D: 23186 Elo +0.67
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cdb35360ebc5925cf0595e1

Verified to reach high depths on
k1b5/1p1p4/pP1Pp3/K2pPp2/1P1p1P2/3P1P2/5P2/8 w - -
info depth 142 seldepth 154 multipv 1 score cp 537 nodes 26740713110 ...

No bench change.
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Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Wed May 15 09:49:29 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557906569

Decrease reduction in case we had singular extension. #2146

Passed STC http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cda71790ebc5925cf057a84
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 73454 W: 16482 L: 15954 D: 41018 Elo +2.50

Passed LTC http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cdab17b0ebc5925cf05822f
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 56696 W: 9877 L: 9538 D: 37281 Elo +2.08

Original idea by @locutus2

bench 3378510
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Author: Miguel Lahoz
Date: Thu May 9 18:00:58 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557417658

Remove PvNode template from reduction

This functional simplification removes the PvNode reduction and adjusts
the ttPv lmr condition accordingly. Their definitions only differ by the
inclusions of ttPv. Aside from this, shallow move pruning definition
will be the only other functional difference, but this does not seem to
matter too much.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 58908 W: 12980 L: 12932 D: 32996 Elo +0.28
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd1aaaa0ebc5925cf046c6a

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 20351 W: 3521 L: 3399 D: 13431 Elo +2.08
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd23fa70ebc5925cf047cd2

Bench: 3687854
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Author: Sergei Ivanov
Date: Thu May 9 15:39:57 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557409197

Fix cycle detection in presence of repetitions

In master search() may incorrectly return a draw score in the following
corner case: there was a 2-fold repetition during the game, and the
current position can be reached by a move from a repeated one. This case
is treated as an upcoming 3-fold repetition, which it is not.

Here is a testcase demonstrating the issue (note that the moves
after FEN are required). The input:

position fen 8/8/8/8/8/8/p7/2k4K b - - 0 1 moves c1b1 h1g1 b1c1 g1h1 c1b1 h1g1 b1a1 g1h1
go movetime 1000

produces the output:

[...]
info depth 127 seldepth 2 multipv 1 score cp 0 [...]
bestmove a1b1

saying that the game will be drawn by repetion. However the other possible
move for black, Kb2, avoids repetitions and wins. The patch fixes this behavior.
In particular it finds mate in 10 in the above position.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 10604 W: 2390 L: 2247 D: 5967 Elo +4.69
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb373e00ebc5925cf0167bf

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 19620 W: 3308 L: 3185 D: 13127 Elo +2.18
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb3822f0ebc5925cf016b2d

Bench is not changed since it does not test positions with history of moves.

Bench: 3184182
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Thu May 9 15:25:39 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557408339

Less LMR at root

Do no LMR for the first four moves if at root node.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 19686 W: 4524 L: 4261 D: 10901 Elo +4.64
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd3577b0ebc5925cf04a089

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 88335 W: 15193 L: 14766 D: 58376 Elo +1.68
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cd35e600ebc5925cf04a1c3

Bench: 3184182
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Sun May 5 23:18:17 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1557091097

LMR for captures not cracking alpha

Enable LMR for a capture/promotion move which does not seem
to have a good chance to fail high according to static eval
and value of captured piece.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 40477 W: 9158 L: 8792 D: 22527 Elo +3.14
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cceedc60ebc5925cf04174f

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 21926 W: 3873 L: 3634 D: 14419 Elo +3.79
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ccf04310ebc5925cf041ab0

Bench: 3644175
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Sat May 4 13:41:53 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556970113

Stat Score reset at rootNode - Bench: 3393330 (#2124)

At rootNode reset great great grandchildren stat score i.e (ss + 4)->statScore = 0

STC: (yellow)
LLR: -2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 256079 W: 57423 L: 56315 D: 142341 Elo +1.50
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ccb0c420ebc5925cf03a6a5

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 61550 W: 10611 L: 10260 D: 40679 Elo +1.98
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ccbf9d00ebc5925cf03c487

Bench: 3393330
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Thu May 2 19:30:26 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556818226

Assorted trivial cleanups 4/2019

No functional change.
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Thu May 2 19:22:29 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556817749

Simplified shuffle extension version (#2121)

only the extension part of the shuffle patch is sufficient to
pass [0,3.5] bounds at VLTC as shown by two more tests.

http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cc168bc0ebc5925cf02bda8
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 120684 W: 17875 L: 17400 D: 85409 Elo +1.37

http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cc14d510ebc5925cf02bcb5
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 68415 W: 10250 L: 9905 D: 48260 Elo +1.75

this patch proposes to simplify back to this basic and easier to
understand version. In case there is a need to run a [-3, 1] VLTC on
this one, it can be done, but it is resource intensive, and not needed
IMO.

Bench: 3388643
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Apr 27 20:47:06 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556390826

Allow for address sanitizer. (#2119)

Properly allow for sanitize=address (-fsanitize=address) as an argument to the Makefile.

No functional change
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Sat Apr 27 11:37:51 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556357871

Fix bench number of previous patch

bench: 3388643
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Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Sat Apr 27 11:31:55 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556357515

Include bishop protection in king Danger evaluation. #2118

Same idea as fisherman's knight protection.

passed STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.50,4.50]
Total: 17133 W: 3952 L: 3701 D: 9480 Elo +5.09
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cc3550b0ebc5925cf02dada

passed LTC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,3.50]
Total: 37316 W: 6470 L: 6188 D: 24658 Elo +2.63
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cc3721d0ebc5925cf02dc90

Looking at this 2 ideas being recent clean elo gainers I have a feeling that we can add also rook and queen protection bonuses or overall move this stuff in pieces loop in the same way as we do pieces attacking bonuses on their kingring... :) Thx fisherman for original idea.

Bench 3429173
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Author: MJZ1977
Date: Sat Apr 27 11:25:23 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556357123

Shuffle detection #2108

Bench: 3402947
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Apr 24 19:51:57 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1556128317

Remove useless initializations (#2115)

Removes two unneeded inits, they are always set before their use later on.

No functional change.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Sat Apr 20 08:34:14 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555742054

Remove DistanceRing #2107

Remove the DistanceRing array. This reduces the
memory footprint by about 4kb.

http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cba35350ebc5925cf020d7f
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 101421 W: 22491 L: 22528 D: 56402 Elo -0.13

No functional change.
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Apr 19 17:33:26 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555688006

Remove capping in reduction (#2110)

Saves two std::min.

Bench is unchanged to high depth, but in principle this is a functional change so tested both STC and LTC.

passed STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 78193 W: 17220 L: 17210 D: 43763 Elo +0.04
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb789540ebc5925cf01b90b

passed LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 93846 W: 15964 L: 15962 D: 61920 Elo +0.01
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb8066d0ebc5925cf01c72b

Bench: 3402947
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Thu Apr 18 16:53:52 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555599232

Simplify distance (#2109)

Only called with Squares as argument, so remove unused variants.

As this is just syntax changes, only verified bench at high depth.

No functional change.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Wed Apr 17 21:13:39 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555528419

Remove Movepick::move (#2085)

The "move" class variable is Movepick is removed (removes some abstraction) which saves a few assignment operations, and the effects of "filter" is limited to the current move (movePtr). The resulting code is a bit more verbose, but it is also more clear what is going on. This version is NOT tested, but is substantially similar to:

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 29191 W: 6474 L: 6367 D: 16350 Elo +1.27
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ca7aab50ebc5925cf006e50

This is a non-functional simplification.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Tue Apr 16 23:10:53 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555449053

Move pawnsOnSquares to Position (#2100)

We can remove the values in Pawns if we just use the piece arrays in Position. This reduces the size of a pawn entry. This simplification passed individually, and in concert with ps_passedcount100 (removes passedCount storage in pawns.).

STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 19957 W: 4529 L: 4404 D: 11024 Elo +2.18
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb3c2d00ebc5925cf016f0d

Combo STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 17368 W: 3925 L: 3795 D: 9648 Elo +2.60
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb3d3510ebc5925cf01709a

This is a non-functional simplification.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Tue Apr 16 16:12:47 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555423967

Calculate passedCount real-time #2099

This is a non-functional simplification which removes the passedCount variable in pawns.

STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 27982 W: 6227 L: 6118 D: 15637 Elo +1.35
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb3cdd30ebc5925cf017025

Combo STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 17368 W: 3925 L: 3795 D: 9648 Elo +2.60
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb3d3510ebc5925cf01709a

Non functional test.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Tue Apr 16 16:09:36 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555423776

Remove semiopenFiles in pawns and simplify space #2102

This is a functional simplification.

1. semiopenFiles is removed in pawns and uses the piece arrays in position instead.

2. popcount is removed in space calculations and uses pawn piece count instead.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 33327 W: 7423 L: 7324 D: 18580 Elo +1.03
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb4be090ebc5925cf018511

LTC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 10173 W: 1774 L: 1636 D: 6763 Elo +4.71
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb4c5920ebc5925cf018696

bench 3402947
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Apr 13 17:17:47 2019 +0200
Timestamp: 1555168667

Remove two useless assignments (#2093)

These variables are initialized before their use in the movepicker loop.

passed STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 138732 W: 30727 L: 30838 D: 77167 Elo -0.28
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5cb07af40ebc5925cf012c32

No functional change.

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