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Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Sun Sep 26 06:58:14 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632632294

Extend quiet tt moves at PvNodes

Idea is to extend some quiet ttMoves if a lot of things indicate that
the transposition table move is going to be a good move:

1) move being a killer - so being the best move in nearby node;
2) reply continuation history is really good.

This is basically saying that move is good "in general" in this position,
that it is a good reply to the opponent move and that it was the best in
this position somewhere in search - so extending it makes a lot of sense.
In general in past year we had a lot of extensions of different types,
maybe there is something more in it :)

passed STC
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 42944 W: 10932 L: 10695 D: 21317 Elo +1.92
Ptnml(0-2): 141, 4869, 11210, 5116, 136
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614cca8e7bdc23e77ceb89f0

passed LTC
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 156848 W: 39473 L: 38893 D: 78482 Elo +1.28
Ptnml(0-2): 125, 16327, 44913, 16961, 98
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614cf93d7bdc23e77ceb8a13

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3719

Bench: 5714575
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sat Sep 25 22:12:17 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632600737

Reduction instead of cutoff

In master, during singular move analysis, when both the transposition value
and a reduced search for the other moves seem to indicate a fail high, we
heuristically prune the whole subtree and return an fail high score.

This patch is a little bit more cautious in this case, and instead of the
risky cutoff, we now search the ttMove with a reduced depth (by two plies).

STC:
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614dafe07bdc23e77ceb8a89
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 46728 W: 11909 L: 11666 D: 23153 Elo +1.81
Ptnml(0-2): 181, 5288, 12168, 5561, 166

LTC:
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614dc84abe4c07e0ecac3c95
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 74520 W: 18809 L: 18450 D: 37261 Elo +1.67
Ptnml(0-2): 45, 7735, 21346, 8084, 50

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3718

Bench: 5499262
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: OfekShochat
Date: Fri Sep 24 23:17:48 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632518268

Range reductions

adding reductions for when the delta between the static eval and the child's eval is consistently low.

passed STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/html/live_elo.html?614d7b3c7bdc23e77ceb8a5d
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 88872 W: 22672 L: 22366 D: 43834 Elo +1.20
Ptnml(0-2): 343, 10150, 23117, 10510, 316

passed LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/html/live_elo.html?614daf3e7bdc23e77ceb8a82
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 24368 W: 6153 L: 5928 D: 12287 Elo +3.21
Ptnml(0-2): 13, 2503, 6937, 2708, 23

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3717

Bench: 5443950
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Thu Sep 23 23:24:28 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632432268

Tweak doubly singular condition (Topo's patch)

This patch relax a little bit the condition for doubly singular moves
(ie moves that are so forced that we think that they deserve a local
double extension of the search). We lower the margin and allow up to
six such double extensions in the path between the root and the critical
node.

Original idea by Siad Daboul (@TopoIogist) in PR #3709

Tested with the previous commit:

passed STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 33048 W: 8458 L: 8236 D: 16354 Elo +2.33
Ptnml(0-2): 120, 3701, 8660, 3923, 120
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614b24347bdc23e77ceb88fe

passed LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 54176 W: 13712 L: 13406 D: 27058 Elo +1.96
Ptnml(0-2): 36, 5653, 15399, 5969, 31
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614b3b727bdc23e77ceb8911

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3714

Bench: 5792377
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Thu Sep 23 23:19:06 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632431946

Detect search explosions

This patch detects some search explosions (due to double extensions in
search.cpp) which can happen in some pathological positions, and takes
measures to ensure progress in search even for these pathological situations.

While a small number of double extensions can be useful during search
(for example to resolve a tactical sequence), a sustained regime of
double extensions leads to search explosion and a non-finishing search.
See the discussion in https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3544
and the issue https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/3532 .

The implemented algorithm is the following:

a) at each node during search, store the current depth in the stack.
Double extensions are by definition levels of the stack where the
depth at ply N is strictly higher than depth at ply N-1.

b) during search, calculate for each thread a running average of the
number of double extensions in the last 4096 visited nodes.

c) if one thread has more than 2% of double extensions for a sustained
period of time (6 millions consecutive nodes, or about 4 seconds on
my iMac), we decide that this thread is in an explosion state and
we calm down this thread by preventing it to do any double extension
for the next 6 millions nodes.

To calculate the running averages, we also introduced a auxiliary class
generalizing the computations of ttHitAverage variable we already had in
code. The implementation uses an exponential moving average of period 4096
and resolution 1/1024, and all computations are done with integers for
efficiency.

-----------

Example where the patch solves a search explosion:

```
./stockfish
ucinewgame
position fen 8/Pk6/8/1p6/8/P1K5/8/6B1 w - - 37 130
go infinite
```

This algorithm does not affect search in normal, non-pathological positions.
We verified, for instance, that the usual bench is unchanged up to depth 20
at least, and that the node numbers are unchanged for a search of the starting
position at depth 32.

-------------

See https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3714

Bench: 5575265
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Tue Sep 21 19:48:40 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1632246520

Combo of various parameter tweaks

Combination of parameter tweaks in search, evaluation and time management.
Original patches by snicolet xoto10 lonfom169 and Vizvezdenec.

Includes:

* Use bigger grain of positional evaluation more frequently (up to 1 exchange difference in non-pawn-material);
* More extra time according to increment;
* Increase margin for singular extensions;
* Do more aggresive parent node futility pruning.

Passed STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6147deab3733d0e0dd9f313d
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 45488 W: 11691 L: 11450 D: 22347 Elo +1.84
Ptnml(0-2): 145, 5208, 11824, 5395, 172

Passed LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6147f1d53733d0e0dd9f3141
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 62520 W: 15808 L: 15482 D: 31230 Elo +1.81
Ptnml(0-2): 43, 6439, 17960, 6785, 33

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3710

bench 5575265
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: xoto10
Date: Fri Sep 17 08:14:36 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1631859276

Increase optimumTime by 10%

STC 10+0.1 :
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 47032 W: 12078 L: 11841 D: 23113 Elo +1.75
Ptnml(0-2): 159, 5098, 12746, 5373, 140
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613f9df1f29dda16fcca8731

LTC 60+0.6 :
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 66248 W: 16631 L: 16301 D: 33316 Elo +1.73
Ptnml(0-2): 44, 6560, 19578, 6906, 36
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6140603d7315e7c73204a4c1

Non-regression tests with other time control styles:

Moves/Time 40/10+0 :
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 51640 W: 13350 L: 13254 D: 25036 Elo +0.65
Ptnml(0-2): 183, 5770, 13797, 5908, 162
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6141592b7315e7c73204a599

TCEC Style 10+0.01 :
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 20592 W: 5300 L: 5157 D: 10135 Elo +2.41
Ptnml(0-2): 81, 2240, 5544, 2317, 114
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/61425bb27315e7c73204a6a2

Sudden death 15+0 :
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 127104 W: 32728 L: 32741 D: 61635 Elo -0.04
Ptnml(0-2): 735, 13973, 34149, 13960, 735
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/614256a77315e7c73204a699

The first 3 tests were run with an initial version of the code, which was then modified to make the amount of extra time dependent on the size of increment. No increment gives no extra time, and the extra time given increases until an increment of 1% or more of remaining time gives 10% extra thinking time.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3702

Bench 6658747
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Wed Sep 15 17:50:20 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1631721020

Update default net to nn-13406b1dcbe0.nnue

SPSA 1: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6134abc425b9b35584838572
Parameters: A total of 64 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 1)
Base net: nn-6762d36ad265.nnue
New net: nn-c9fdeea14cb2.nnue

SPSA 2: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/61355b7e25b9b3558483860e
Parameters: 256 net weights and 8 net biases (output layer)
Base net: nn-c9fdeea14cb2.nnue
New net: nn-0ddc28184f4c.nnue

SPSA 3: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613737be0cd98ab40c0c9e4e
Parameters: A total of 256 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 2)
Base net: nn-0ddc28184f4c.nnue
New net: nn-2419828bb394.nnue

SPSA 4: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613966ff689039fce12e0fe7
Parameters: A total of 64 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 1)
Base net: nn-2419828bb394.nnue
New net: nn-05d9b1ee3037.nnue

SPSA 5: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613b4a38689039fce12e1209
Parameters: 256 net weights and 8 net biases (output layer)
Base net: nn-05d9b1ee3037.nnue
New net: nn-98c6ce0fc15f.nnue

SPSA 6: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613e331515591e7c9ebc3fe9
Parameters: A total of 256 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 2)
Base net: nn-98c6ce0fc15f.nnue
New net: nn-13406b1dcbe0.nnue

STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 82008 W: 21044 L: 20752 D: 40212 Elo +1.24
Ptnml(0-2): 264, 9341, 21525, 9587, 287
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613f7c6cf29dda16fcca870c

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 182928 W: 46258 L: 45602 D: 91068 Elo +1.25
Ptnml(0-2): 107, 19448, 51712, 20076, 121
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613fccb97315e7c73204a48c

Closes #3703

Bench: 6658747
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: xoto10
Date: Sun Sep 12 18:03:56 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1631462636

Update 2 search parameters after tune.

A tuning run on 3 search parameters was done with 200k games, narrow ranges (50-150%) and a small value for A (3% of total games) :
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613b5f4b689039fce12e1220

STC 10+0.1 :
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 73112 W: 18800 L: 18520 D: 35792 Elo +1.33
Ptnml(0-2): 205, 8395, 19115, 8597, 244
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613cb8d2689039fce12e1308

LTC 60+0.6 :
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 45616 W: 11604 L: 11321 D: 22691 Elo +2.16
Ptnml(0-2): 24, 4769, 12946, 5038, 31
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613d07048253e53e97b55b32

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3698

Bench 6504816
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Fri Sep 10 11:50:43 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1631267443

Decrease depth for cutnodes with no tt move

By analogy to existing logic of decreasing depth for PvNodes w/o tt move
do the same for cutNodes.

Passed STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613abf5a689039fce12e1155
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 90336 W: 23108 L: 22804 D: 44424 Elo +1.17
Ptnml(0-2): 286, 10316, 23642, 10656, 268

Passed LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613ae330689039fce12e1172
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 37736 W: 9607 L: 9346 D: 18783 Elo +2.40
Ptnml(0-2): 21, 3917, 10730, 4180, 20

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3697

bench 5891181
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Tue Sep 7 19:59:14 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1631037554

Further improve history updates

Now even double history updates if a search failed low at an expected PV or CUT node.

STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 30736 W: 7891 L: 7674 D: 15171 Elo +2.45
Ptnml(0-2): 90, 3477, 8017, 3694, 90
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/61364ae30cd98ab40c0c9da5

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 73600 W: 18684 L: 18326 D: 36590 Elo +1.69
Ptnml(0-2): 41, 7734, 20899, 8078, 48
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6136940f0cd98ab40c0c9df3

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3694

Bench: 6030657
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Sep 6 14:19:47 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630930787

Improve history updates

If a search failed low at an expected PV or CUT node do greater history updates.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 95112 W: 24293 L: 23982 D: 46837 Elo +1.14
Ptnml(0-2): 285, 10893, 24906, 11170, 302
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6132aa1a2ffb3c36aceb926f

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 116352 W: 29450 L: 28975 D: 57927 Elo +1.42
Ptnml(0-2): 93, 12263, 32984, 12748, 88
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613394d12ffb3c36aceb92f4

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3693

Bench: 6130736
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Mon Sep 6 14:08:22 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630930102

Update default net to nn-6762d36ad265.nnue

SPSA 1: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612cdb1fbb4956d8b78eb5ab
Parameters: A total of 256 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 2)
Base net: nn-fe433fd8c7f6.nnue
New net: nn-5f134823db04.nnue

SPSA 2: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612fcde645091e810014af19
Parameters: A total of 64 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 1)
Base net: nn-5f134823db04.nnue
New net: nn-8eca5dd4e3f7.nnue

SPSA 3: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6130822345091e810014af61
Parameters: 256 net weights and 8 net biases (output layer)
Base net: nn-8eca5dd4e3f7.nnue
New net: nn-4556108e4f00.nnue

SPSA 4: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613287652ffb3c36aceb923c
Parameters: A total of 256 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 2)
Base net: nn-4556108e4f00.nnue
New net: nn-6762d36ad265.nnue

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 162776 W: 41220 L: 40807 D: 80749 Elo +0.88
Ptnml(0-2): 517, 18800, 42359, 19177, 535
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6134107125b9b35584838559

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 41056 W: 10428 L: 10156 D: 20472 Elo +2.30
Ptnml(0-2): 30, 4288, 11618, 4564, 28
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6134ad6525b9b3558483857a

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3691

Bench: 5812158
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Michael Chaly
Date: Mon Sep 6 13:59:17 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630929557

Extend captures and promotions

This patch introduces extension for captures and promotions. Every capture or
promotion that is not the first move in the list gets extended at PvNodes and
cutNodes. Special thanks to @locutus2 - all my previous attepmts that failed
on this idea were done only for PvNodes - idea to include also cutNodes was
based on his latest passed patch.

STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6134abf325b9b35584838574
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 188920 W: 47754 L: 47304 D: 93862 Elo +0.83
Ptnml(0-2): 595, 21754, 49344, 22140, 627

LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/613521de25b9b355848385d7
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 8768 W: 2283 L: 2098 D: 4387 Elo +7.33
Ptnml(0-2): 7, 866, 2452, 1053, 6

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3692

bench: 5564555
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Tue Aug 31 12:56:19 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630407379

Update default net to nn-735bba95dec0.nnue

SPSA 1: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/61286d8b62d20cf82b5ad1bd
Parameters: A total of 256 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 2)
Base net: nn-33495fe25081.nnue
New net: nn-83e3cf2af92b.nnue

SPSA 2: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6129cf2162d20cf82b5ad25f
Parameters: A total of 64 net biases were tuned (hidden layer 1)
Base net: nn-83e3cf2af92b.nnue
New net: nn-69a528eaef35.nnue

SPSA 3: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612a0dcb62d20cf82b5ad2a0
Parameters: 256 net weights and 8 net biases (output layer)
Base net: nn-69a528eaef35.nnue
New net: nn-735bba95dec0.nnue

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 95144 W: 24310 L: 23999 D: 46835 Elo +1.14
Ptnml(0-2): 232, 11059, 24748, 11232, 301
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612bb3be0fdf40644b4b9996

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 33632 W: 8522 L: 8271 D: 16839 Elo +2.59
Ptnml(0-2): 18, 3511, 9516, 3744, 27
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612ce5b9bb4956d8b78eb5b3

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3685

Bench: 5600615
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: VoyagerOne
Date: Fri Aug 27 21:41:32 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630093292

CMH Pruning Tweak

Tweak pruning formula by adding up CMH values.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 14608 W: 3837 L: 3641 D: 7130 Elo +4.66
Ptnml(0-2): 27, 1681, 3723, 1815, 58
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612792f362d20cf82b5ad156

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 53520 W: 13580 L: 13276 D: 26664 Elo +1.97
Ptnml(0-2): 28, 5610, 15183, 5908, 31
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6127d27062d20cf82b5ad191

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3682

Bench: 5186641
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Fri Aug 27 07:51:26 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630043486

Update default net to nn-33495fe25081.nnue

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 37368 W: 9621 L: 9391 D: 18356 Elo +2.14
Ptnml(0-2): 117, 4287, 9664, 4481, 135
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/612768165318138ee1204977

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 13328 W: 3446 L: 3246 D: 6636 Elo +5.21
Ptnml(0-2): 11, 1383, 3682, 1571, 17
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/6127dc8d62d20cf82b5ad196

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3679

Bench: 5179347
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: ppigazzini
Date: Fri Aug 27 07:49:26 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630043366

Use "pedantic" flag also for mingw

This will avoid to run in fishtest a test where the linux machines exit from
the building process and only the windows machines run the test.

See:
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/61122d732a8a49ac5be79996
https://github.com/SFisGOD/Stockfish/commit/4e422577d6ebd1f6ecf606189190b8f6fb03f6c9#comments

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3671

No functional change.
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Aug 27 07:48:18 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1630043298

Fix empty EvalFile option

some GUIs send an empty string for EvalFile, in that case explicitly try the default name

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/3675

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3678

No functional change.
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: bmc4
Date: Sun Aug 22 09:15:19 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629616519

Simplify Declaration on Pawn Move Generation

Removes possible micro-optimization in favor of readability.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 75432 W: 5824 L: 5777 D: 63831 Elo +0.22
Ptnml(0-2): 178, 4648, 28036, 4657, 197
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611fa7f84977aa1525c9cb75

LTC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 41200 W: 1156 L: 1106 D: 38938 Elo +0.42
Ptnml(0-2): 13, 981, 18562, 1031, 13
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611fcc694977aa1525c9cb9b

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3669

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: SFisGOD
Date: Sun Aug 22 09:09:58 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629616198

Update default net to nn-517c4f68b5df.nnue

SPSA: https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611cf0da4977aa1525c9ca03
Parameters: 256 net weights and 8 net biases (output layer)
Base net: nn-ac5605a608d6.nnue
New net: nn-517c4f68b5df.nnue

STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 11600 W: 998 L: 851 D: 9751 Elo +4.40
Ptnml(0-2): 30, 705, 4186, 846, 33
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611f84524977aa1525c9cb5b

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 9360 W: 338 L: 243 D: 8779 Elo +3.53
Ptnml(0-2): 0, 220, 4151, 303, 6
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611f8c5b4977aa1525c9cb64

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3667

Bench: 4844618
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: candirufish
Date: Sun Aug 22 09:05:53 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629615953

do more LMR extensions for PV nodes

LMR Pv and depth 6 Extension tweak:

LTC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <0.50,3.50>
Total: 52488 W: 1542 L: 1394 D: 49552 Elo +0.98
Ptnml(0-2): 18, 1253, 23552, 1405, 16
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611e49c34977aa1525c9caa7

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 76216 W: 6000 L: 5784 D: 64432 Elo +0.98
Ptnml(0-2): 204, 4745, 28006, 4937, 216
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611e0e254977aa1525c9ca89

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3666

Bench: 5046381
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: bmc4
Date: Sun Aug 22 09:00:15 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629615615

Simplify Null Move Search Reduction

slightly simpler formula for reduction computation.

first round of tests:
STC:
LLR: 2.97 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 15632 W: 1319 L: 1204 D: 13109 Elo +2.56
Ptnml(0-2): 33, 956, 5733, 1051, 43
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/60bd03c7457376eb8bcaa600

LTC:
LLR: 3.37 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 86296 W: 2814 L: 2779 D: 80703 Elo +0.14
Ptnml(0-2): 33, 2500, 38039, 2551, 25
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/60bd1ff0457376eb8bcaa653

recent tests:
STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 23936 W: 1895 L: 1793 D: 20248 Elo +1.48
Ptnml(0-2): 40, 1470, 8869, 1526, 63
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611f9b7d4977aa1525c9cb6b

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) <-2.50,0.50>
Total: 62568 W: 1750 L: 1713 D: 59105 Elo +0.21
Ptnml(0-2): 19, 1560, 28085, 1605, 15
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/611fa4814977aa1525c9cb71

functional on high depth

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3535

Bench: 5375286
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Tomasz Sobczyk
Date: Fri Aug 20 08:50:25 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629442225

Optimize and tidy up affine transform code.

The new network caused some issues initially due to the very narrow neuron set between the first two FC layers. Necessary changes were hacked together to make it work. This patch is a mature approach to make the affine transform code faster, more readable, and easier to maintain should the layer sizes change again.

The following changes were made:

* ClippedReLU always produces a multiple of 32 outputs. This is about as good of a solution for AffineTransform's SIMD requirements as it can get without a bigger rewrite.

* All self-contained simd helpers are moved to a separate file (simd.h). Inline asm is utilized to work around GCC's issues with code generation and register assignment. See https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=101693, https://godbolt.org/z/da76fY1n7

* AffineTransform has 2 specializations. While it's more lines of code due to the boilerplate, the logic in both is significantly reduced, as these two are impossible to nicely combine into one.
1) The first specialization is for cases when there's >=128 inputs. It uses a different approach to perform the affine transform and can make full use of AVX512 without any edge cases. Furthermore, it has higher theoretical throughput because less loads are needed in the hot path, requiring only a fixed amount of instructions for horizontal additions at the end, which are amortized by the large number of inputs.
2) The second specialization is made to handle smaller layers where performance is still necessary but edge cases need to be handled. AVX512 implementation for this was ommited by mistake, a remnant from the temporary implementation for the new... This could be easily reintroduced if needed. A slightly more detailed description of both implementations is in the code.

Overall it should be a minor speedup, as shown on fishtest:

passed STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) <-0.50,2.50>
Total: 51520 W: 4074 L: 3888 D: 43558 Elo +1.25
Ptnml(0-2): 111, 3136, 19097, 3288, 128

and various tests shown in the pull request

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3663

No functional change
see source
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
Windows x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Windows x64 for modern computers
Windows x64 + SSSE3
Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers + AVX2
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64 + SSSE3
Linux x64
Author: Tomasz Sobczyk
Date: Fri Aug 20 07:57:09 2021 +0200
Timestamp: 1629439029

Improve handling of the debug log file.

Fix handling of empty strings in uci options and reassigning of the log file

Fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/3650

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/3655

No functional change
see source

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