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Author: protonspring
Date: Thu Jul 26 09:34:22 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532590462

Remove condition for pawn threats

It appears as though removing squares that are already attacked
by our pawns can be removed.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 51242 W: 11503 L: 11440 D: 28299 Elo +0.43
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b58b5a40ebc5902bdb88f52

LTC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 35246 W: 6063 L: 5966 D: 23217 Elo +0.96
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b58f8e20ebc5902bdb8959b

How to continue after this patch: there is now a slight semantic
overlap between the ThreatByPawnPush and the ThreatBySafePawn bonuses,
so hand-tuning either of these, or both at the same time, is natural.

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1702

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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Thu Jul 26 01:29:12 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532561352

Rank threats on pinned pawns

Add for pinned pawns half of the standard rank based threat bonus.

STC:
LLR: 2.97 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 44010 W: 9987 L: 9635 D: 24388 Elo +2.78
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b58aa780ebc5902bdb88c7a

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 29475 W: 5089 L: 4847 D: 19539 Elo +2.85
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b58b56c0ebc5902bdb88f37

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1701

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Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Wed Jul 25 18:31:02 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532536262

Code clean-up

This patch implements some idea by Alain Savard and Mike Whiteley taken from the perpertual renaming/reformatting thread.

This is a pure code cleaning patch (so no change in functionality), but I use it as a pretext to correct the bogus bench number that I introduced in the previous commit.

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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Wed Jul 25 18:02:07 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532534527

Tweak stat bonus

Increase stat bonus by 1/32 and adjust the divisor of main and capture
history tables to 10692.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 28437 W: 6444 L: 6166 D: 15827 Elo +3.40
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b579b4d0ebc5902bdb87139

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 111204 W: 19160 L: 18644 D: 73400 Elo +1.61
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b57a7c60ebc5902bdb872d3

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1698

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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Wed Jul 25 17:55:16 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532534116

CounterMove History Pruning Tweak

STC: (Yellow)
LLR: -2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 40124 W: 8817 L: 8751 D: 22556 Elo +0.57
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b5690180ebc5902bdb85c8a

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 21599 W: 3811 L: 3599 D: 14189 Elo +3.41
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b5757010ebc5902bdb86b1f

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1697

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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Wed Jul 25 07:39:06 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532497146

Revert "Tweak reductions formula: 0.88 * depth + 0.12"

This patch reverts the recent commit called "Tweak reductions formula, etc."
The decisions for the revert decision were as follows:

1) The original commit called "Tweak reductions formula: 0.88 * depth + 0.12"
showed bad scaling at in a Very Long Time Control (VLTC) test:

VLTC (180+1.8):
LLR: -1.59 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 14968 W: 2247 L: 2257 D: 10464 Elo -0.23
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b559ffa0ebc5902bdb84f36

2) So there was a suspicion that the original fast passing LTC test which lead
us to accept the patch may have been a statistical accident, so we organized
a match against the previous master at LTC to get an Elo estimate for the
patch:

LTC match:
ELO: -1.83 +-2.1 (95%) LOS: 4.3%
Total: 36018 W: 6018 L: 6208 D: 23792 Elo -1.83
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b55f8110ebc5902bdb8526f

3) Based on these results, we ran a simplification test with [-3..1] bounds
for the revert at LTC:

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 41501 W: 7107 L: 7020 D: 27374 Elo +0.73
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b5738670ebc5902bdb86932

4) So we revert.

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Author: double-beep
Date: Tue Jul 24 08:39:08 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532414348

Slight decrease of overload value

Set overload value to S(13,6)

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 27606 W: 6371 L: 6094 D: 15141 Elo +3.49
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b5455840ebc5902bdb82425

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 112435 W: 19442 L: 18921 D: 74072 Elo +1.61
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b546d4a0ebc5902bdb82741

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1694

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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Jul 23 09:16:29 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532330189

Tweak reductions formula: 0.88 * depth + 0.12

Replace the depth part in the reduction formula for higher depths
with a slower growing linear function. So for depth > 3 less reductions
are used.

What we can try next:
- move the break point to even higher depths
- tweak the slope for lower and higher depth
- even possibly use a further higher depth threshold for a another
slower growing function

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 25317 W: 5763 L: 5505 D: 14049 Elo +3.54
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b54f9f70ebc5902bdb840ed

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 7451 W: 1320 L: 1167 D: 4964 Elo +7.14
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b54feeb0ebc5902bdb84244

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1692

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Author: Goodkov Vasiliy Aleksandrovich
Date: Mon Jul 23 00:03:05 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532296985

Simplify condition for ThreatByRook

Remove stronglyProtected Queen for ThreatByRook. Idea is that in the
current master the SliderOnQueen bonus and the see_ge() function do
something similar as ThreatByRook for Queen, so this patch removes
some redundancy, in that sense.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 21878 W: 4939 L: 4818 D: 12121 Elo +1.92
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b53a83b0ebc5902bdb815d1

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 35307 W: 5979 L: 5882 D: 23446 Elo +0.95
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b53b60b0ebc5902bdb8174c

Close https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1690

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Author: protonspring
Date: Sun Jul 22 17:59:39 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532275179

simplified forward ranks.

This is a non-functional simplification. We change replaces an 'OR'
and a lookup (rank_bb(ksq)) with a bitwise ~. This is fewer operations
and is probably faster.

STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 25441 W: 5689 L: 5575 D: 14177 Elo +1.56
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b52d05a0ebc5902bdb8010e

LTC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 26904 W: 4664 L: 4553 D: 17687 Elo +1.43
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b543df70ebc5902bdb8212d

No functional change.
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Author: Marco Costalba
Date: Sun Jul 22 17:55:41 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532274941

Slight tidy up in endgame machinery

No functional change.
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Sun Jul 22 17:53:31 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532274811

Non functional LMR rewrite.
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Author: Alain SAVARD
Date: Sat Jul 21 07:05:50 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532149550

Simplify the "overload" condition

This is a follow-up of the previous pull request (#1686) by Miguel.
We simplify the "Overload" bonus condition by re-using the "weak"
variable, which captures well the essence of the overload condition.
This may also be a small speed optimization because the weak variable
is in a register at this point of the code.

http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b527b440ebc5902bdb7f7db
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 10925 W: 2517 L: 2374 D: 6034 Elo +4.55

http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b527f930ebc5902bdb7f883
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 15569 W: 2697 L: 2568 D: 10304 Elo +2.88

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1687

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Author: Miguel Lahoz
Date: Sat Jul 21 06:56:48 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532149008

Remove connectivity.

There seems to be some strange interaction between Overload and Connectivity.
Overload encourages us to not have too many defended and attacked pieces,
as this may expose us to various tactics. This feels somewhat like it is in
conflict with Connectivity, where pieces are defended preemptively.

Here I take the "pick one or the other" approach and just remove connectivity,
while strengthening the effect of Overload to compensate. The reasoning is that
if we defend our pieces preemptively, then it does get attacked, we want to do
something about it so we don't get penalized by Overload. On the other
hand, if it doesn't get attacked, then there's no need to defend it.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 27734 W: 6174 L: 6064 D: 15496 Elo +1.38
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b5073bd0ebc5902bdb7ba5c

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 51606 W: 8897 L: 8827 D: 33882 Elo +0.47
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b50aa900ebc5902bdb7bf29

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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Thu Jul 19 18:27:20 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1532017640

Better check evasion move sorting

Use in addition the counter move history table for sorting quiet
check evasion moves in main and quiecence search. Also rename
"contHistory" to "continuationHistory" while there.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 73284 W: 16433 L: 15938 D: 40913 Elo +2.35
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4f526e0ebc5902bdb7a401

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 12135 W: 2171 L: 1997 D: 7967 Elo +4.98
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4fc0ef0ebc5902bdb7ae0e

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1685

Bench 4817583
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Author: Miguel Lahoz
Date: Wed Jul 18 08:44:45 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531896285

Use single value for KingProtector.

After some recent big tuning session, the values for King Protector were
simplified to only be used on minor pieces. This patch tries to further
simplify by just using a single value, since current S(6,5) and S(5,6)
are close to each other. The value S(6,6) ended up passing, although
S(5,5) was also tried and failed STC.

STC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 14261 W: 3288 L: 3151 D: 7822 Elo +3.34
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4ccdf50ebc5902bdb77f65

LTC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 19606 W: 3396 L: 3273 D: 12937 Elo +2.18
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4ce4280ebc5902bdb7803b

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Author: ElbertoOne
Date: Wed Jul 18 08:37:13 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531895833

Simplify Overload condition

Extend the bonus for Overload to cases where our side
has more than one attacker to a non pawn piece.
Based on an idea by Bryan in the forum. For instance,
now black gets the overload bonus in this position:
8/5R1k/6pb/p6p/P1N4P/1Pp5/2K3P1/2N4r b - - 6 46
because two black pieces are attacking the knight on c1
that is defended only by the king.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 57446 W: 12762 L: 12711 D: 31973 Elo +0.31
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4ca9970ebc5902bdb77a88

LTC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 42113 W: 7295 L: 7209 D: 27609 Elo +0.71
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b4ccea00ebc5902bdb77f69

Bench: 4667263
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Author: DU-jdto
Date: Wed Jul 18 08:26:33 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531895193

Minor code style tweaks

No functional change.
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Author: ianfab
Date: Wed Jul 18 08:25:08 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531895108

Minor whitespace formatting changes

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Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Date: Wed Jul 18 08:14:57 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531894497

Allow Position::init() to be called multiple times.

For the rationale to allow this, see commit
a66c73deef420104e74b6645ee60e20b37fd8549

This was broken when cuckoo hashing was added, and
subtly broke (for example) lichess' Android application,
thus illustrating the original judgement was sound.

No functional change.
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Author: protonspring
Date: Sat Jul 14 08:27:33 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531549653

Remove rank limitation for MinorBehindPawn

This is a functional simplification. It seems like the rank restriction
for MinorBehindPawn can be removed.

STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 61195 W: 13404 L: 13360 D: 34431 Elo +0.25
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b47e6f00ebc5978f4be3fc0

LTC
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 31701 W: 5367 L: 5264 D: 21070 Elo +1.13
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b48a2cb0ebc5978f4be4769

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Author: candirufish
Date: Sat Jul 14 08:13:15 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1531548795

Tuned Values after 2 million spsa games

Various king and pawn eval values tuned after 2 million games. Rounding
slightly adjusted.

LTC: http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b477a260ebc5978f4be3ed4
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 32783 W: 5852 L: 5588 D: 21343 Elo +2.80

STC: http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b472d420ebc5978f4be3e4d
LLR: 3.23 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,4.00]
Total: 44380 W: 10201 L: 9841 D: 24338 Elo +2.82

I think I reached the limit of the fishtest framework. It frequently
crashed at 2 million games already. The small values also moved a lot
throughout the entire tuning session though with smaller margin. The
passed danger and close enemies values seems the most sensitive (changing
close enemies alone to 6 failed before but now it passes), whether or not
they are close to optimal I don't know, but it seems some parameters are
also correlated to others.

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1670

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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Jul 7 10:42:06 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1530952926

Remove offset in thread redistribution scheme.

doesn't have a benefit.

passed STC (8 threads):
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 19574 W: 4028 L: 3904 D: 11642 Elo +2.20
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3e48950ebc5902b9fff080

passed LTC (8 threads):
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 21293 W: 3626 L: 3506 D: 14161 Elo +1.96
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3eefd60ebc5902b9fffa81

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1667

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Author: 31m059
Date: Fri Jul 6 01:34:01 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1530833641

Simplify ThreatByKing to be a single Score.

In the current master, ThreatByKing is an array of two Scores, one for
when we have a single attack and one for when we have many. The latter
case is very rarely called during bench and was recently given a strange
negative value during a tuning run, as pointed out by @candirufish on
commit efd4ca2. Here, we simplify away this second case entirely, and
increase the remaining ThreatByKing to compensate.

Although I derived the parameter tweak independently, with the goal of
preserving the same average bonus, I later noticed that a very similar
Score had already been derived by an ongoing SPSA tuning session.
I therefore recognize @candirufish for first discovering these values.

I would also like to thank @Rocky640 for valuable feedback that pointed
me in the direction of ThreatByKing.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 7677 W: 1772 L: 1623 D: 4282 Elo +6.74
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3db0320ebc5902b9ffe97a

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 108031 W: 18329 L: 18350 D: 71352 Elo -0.07
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3dbf4b0ebc5902b9ffe9db

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1666

Bench: 4678861
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Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Wed Jul 4 01:12:16 2018 +0200
Timestamp: 1530659536

Capture Stat Tweak

Penalize capture moves that fail to create a cutoff even at quiet move cutoff.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 19004 W: 4284 L: 4059 D: 10661 Elo +4.11
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3a7d4d0ebc5902b9ffb6ea

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [0.00,5.00]
Total: 23100 W: 3981 L: 3765 D: 15354 Elo +3.25
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5b3aa4550ebc5902b9ffb8cf

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/1664

Bench: 5232010

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