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Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Thu Jul 9 22:01:06 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594324866

Small cleanups

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2772

No functional change
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Author: mstembera
Date: Thu Jul 9 21:59:32 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594324772

Simplify make_promotions()

Remove special case handling of QUIET_CHECKS in make_promotions()

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f055dbb59f6f035328945fb
LLR: 2.98 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 42808 W: 8177 L: 8054 D: 26577 Elo +1.00
Ptnml(0-2): 665, 4890, 10201, 4953, 695

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f06231a59f6f03532894661
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 9616 W: 1214 L: 1111 D: 7291 Elo +3.72
Ptnml(0-2): 53, 821, 2965, 908, 61

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2800

Bench: 4576410
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Linux x64
Author: FauziAkram
Date: Thu Jul 9 21:57:13 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594324633

Connected / blocked pawns simplification

There is no need to score blocked pawns at many places.
The idea originated from: Rocky
Tuning and testing by: Fauzi

Passed STC:
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f04f8fd59f6f035328945d4
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 6352 W: 1299 L: 1118 D: 3935 Elo +9.90
Ptnml(0-2): 89, 695, 1469, 792, 131

Passed LTC:
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f0527bd59f6f035328945e3
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 27648 W: 3517 L: 3433 D: 20698 Elo +1.06
Ptnml(0-2): 177, 2561, 8301, 2571, 214

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2799

Bench: 4734746
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: Alain SAVARD
Date: Thu Jul 9 21:46:26 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594323986

Clean-up en passant processing

the goal of this PR is to better document how we process
the ep square (if any) given position fen command, and to
output more meaningful (and consistent) debug fen on the "d"
command. The implementation follows
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-FEN#Encoding_en-passant
following x-fen, it is "valid" to record ep even if ep would put king en prise.

fixes #2784

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2797

No functional change
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Jul 6 17:56:18 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594050978

Add a rank based bonus for blocked pawns.

Fix for overevaluated blocked pawns on the 5th and 6th rank.
This is a rewrite of the original idea that uses only two parameters.
Thanks to rocky640 for pointing this out.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 50800 W: 9707 L: 9446 D: 31647 Elo +1.79
Ptnml(0-2): 831, 5851, 11822, 6018, 878
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f00b4f359f6f03532894304

LTC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 52064 W: 6477 L: 6167 D: 39420 Elo +2.07
Ptnml(0-2): 331, 4628, 15834, 4878, 361
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5f0115fe59f6f03532894345

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2794

Bench: 4882833
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Linux x64
Author: protonspring
Date: Mon Jul 6 17:50:35 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1594050635

denormalize KRKP.

a non-functional code style change that denormalizes the KRKP endgame,
making it somewhat easier to read.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2786

No functional change
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Author: SFisGOD
Date: Fri Jul 3 21:09:22 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593803362

Remove passed pawn condition.

This will help scale down relatively high eval in drawish rook endgames with passed pawn like in TCEC S18 Superfinal Game 90.

Passed STC
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 50456 W: 9644 L: 9540 D: 31272 Elo +0.72
Ptnml(0-2): 760, 5637, 12332, 5737, 762
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5efcb76e59f6f035328940ed

Passed LTC
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 77264 W: 9518 L: 9518 D: 58228 Elo +0.00
Ptnml(0-2): 402, 6766, 24321, 6716, 427
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5efd2ad759f6f03532894143

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2792

Bench: 4431626
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Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Fri Jul 3 21:07:17 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593803237

Set UCI_ShowWDL by default to false

UCI_ShowWDL might not be shown by GUIs that don't know the option,
but crash on the WDL output, effectively making it hard for users to
turn it off and run the engine. This sets it by default to false.

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/2787

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2788

No functional change.
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Author: Alain SAVARD
Date: Fri Jul 3 21:06:36 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593803196

Use arrays

for safe checks, outposts and king protectors in evaluate.cpp

Tested for non regression on the safe checks
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef8b75c020eec13834a9596
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 22256 W: 4283 L: 4143 D: 13830 Elo +2.19
Ptnml(0-2): 291, 2439, 5588, 2459, 351

Tested for non regression on the safe checks, outposts and king protectors
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef8e543020eec13834a95e7
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 28400 W: 5382 L: 5253 D: 17765 Elo +1.58
Ptnml(0-2): 394, 3078, 7119, 3223, 386

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2785

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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Jul 1 07:33:05 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593581585

Provide WDL statistics

A number of engines, GUIs and tournaments start to report WDL estimates
along or instead of scores. This patch enables reporting of those stats
in a more or less standard way (http://www.talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?t=72140)

The model this reporting uses is based on data derived from a few million fishtest LTC games,
given a score and a game ply, a win rate is provided that matches rather closely,
especially in the intermediate range [0.05, 0.95] that data. Some data is shown at
https://github.com/glinscott/fishtest/wiki/UsefulData#win-loss-draw-statistics-of-ltc-games-on-fishtest
Making the conversion game ply dependent is important for a good fit, and is in line
with experience that a +1 score in the early midgame is more likely a win than in the late endgame.

Even when enabled, the printing of the info causes no significant overhead.

Passed STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 197112 W: 37226 L: 37347 D: 122539 Elo -0.21
Ptnml(0-2): 2591, 21025, 51464, 20866, 2610
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef79ef4f993893290cc146b

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2778

No functional change
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Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Mon Jun 29 20:02:58 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593453778

Tweak single queen endgame scaling.

Increase scaling factor for each minor of the opponent side of the queen.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 14528 W: 2860 L: 2653 D: 9015 Elo +4.95
Ptnml(0-2): 217, 1632, 3408, 1741, 266
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef98384020eec13834a96a0

LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 34584 W: 4371 L: 4111 D: 26102 Elo +2.61
Ptnml(0-2): 205, 3080, 10501, 3262, 244
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef99972020eec13834a96c9

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2782

Bench: 4523573
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sun Jun 28 22:42:43 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593376963

Scale down eval for queen imbalance

We lower the endgame value of the evaluation when we detect that there
is only one queen left on the board (more precisely, we use a scale
factor of 37/64, or about 0.58, for the endgame part of the evaluation).
Hopefully this helps a little bit for the assessment of positions with
queen imbalance, which are one of the well-known Stockfish weaknesses.

STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 21600 W: 4176 L: 3955 D: 13469 Elo +3.55
Ptnml(0-2): 351, 2457, 5003, 2598, 391
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef871b6020eec13834a94e8

LTC:
LLR: 2.97 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 248328 W: 30596 L: 29720 D: 188012 Elo +1.23
Ptnml(0-2): 1544, 22345, 75665, 22911, 1699
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef87aec020eec13834a94fe

Closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2781

Bench: 4441323
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Windows x64
Windows 32
Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: Stefan Geschwentner
Date: Sun Jun 28 22:05:09 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593374709

Scale down eval for drawish rook endgames.

STC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 82136 W: 15694 L: 15407 D: 51035 Elo +1.21
Ptnml(0-2): 1076, 8960, 20767, 9131, 1134
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef86cf8020eec13834a94dd

LTC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 70200 W: 8787 L: 8440 D: 52973 Elo +1.72
Ptnml(0-2): 325, 5983, 22170, 6264, 358
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef88225020eec13834a950a

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2780

Bench: 4478869
Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs
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Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs
Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: Stéphane Nicolet
Date: Sun Jun 28 22:03:10 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593374590

Increase value of pawns on fifth rank

This patch increases the endgame value of pawns on the fifth rank.
The increase is very small (+1 evaluation point, about 0.005 pawn)
for the pawns on external columns (a-b-c-f-g-h) and a bit bigger
(+7 evaluation points, about 0.033 pawn) for the pawns on d5/e5.

STC:
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 79864 W: 15331 L: 15027 D: 49506 Elo +1.32
Ptnml(0-2): 1336, 9284, 18433, 9498, 1381
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef73e2ef993893290cc0c47

LTC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 47240 W: 5927 L: 5630 D: 35683 Elo +2.18
Ptnml(0-2): 320, 4133, 14440, 4384, 343
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef7c0c4f993893290cc14b7

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2776

Bench: 4794633
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Linux x64
Author: mstembera
Date: Sun Jun 28 22:00:19 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593374419

Remove old zobrist trick for castling rights

Removes an 8 year old micro optimization aimed at 32-bit architectures
because back then doing an xor of a Key could not be done in one instruction.
See original commit here 821e1c7

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef5833dde213bf647527d0c
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 162648 W: 31053 L: 31097 D: 100498 Elo -0.09
Ptnml(0-2): 2841, 18966, 37715, 19000, 2802

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef7b1bbf993893290cc1489
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 62360 W: 7617 L: 7586 D: 47157 Elo +0.17
Ptnml(0-2): 423, 5662, 18994, 5663, 438

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2775

bench: 4591425
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Windows x64 for modern computers
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Linux x64 for modern computers
Linux x64
Author: mstembera
Date: Sun Jun 28 21:57:37 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593374257

Fix fragile code to use proper random 64 bit keys.

This fixes an old issue where we want to make a position unique but only
change a small number of bits in the key instead of all 64 of them randomly.
This is fragile and can lead to non uniqueness issues in the TT.

Key make_key(uint64_t seed) takes any integer and produces a unique random 64 bit key.
It is computationally efficient and is based on a congruential pseudo random number
generator using well tested constants by Donald Knuth
(see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator)

STC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef6c78f761b685b4c724bb6
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 154320 W: 29343 L: 29376 D: 95601 Elo -0.07
Ptnml(0-2): 2543, 18170, 35891, 17889, 2667

LTC https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef7d1a9020eec13834a940e
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {-1.50,0.50}
Total: 53488 W: 6629 L: 6584 D: 40275 Elo +0.29
Ptnml(0-2): 372, 4878, 16183, 4955, 356

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2773

bench: 4626776
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Linux x64
Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Sat Jun 27 10:22:27 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593246147

Revert LTO for mingw on windows.

LTO with static linking is still only working with the latest versions of gcc,
causing problems for some devs.

on a modern mingw toolchain LTO optimizations can still be enabled as:

```
CXXFLAGS='-flto' make -j ARCH=x86-64-modern COMP=mingw profile-build
```

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/2769

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2774

No functional change.
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Author: Niklas Fiekas
Date: Sat Jun 27 10:19:29 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593245969

support popcnt on armv8

* Supports popcnt (thanks @daylen)
* bits = 64 is now the default

Tested with g++ (Ubuntu/Linaro 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04) 7.5.0 on ThunderX CN8890,
yields about 9% speedup.

Also tested with clang version 6.0.0-1ubuntu2 (tags/RELEASE_600/final).

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2770

No functional change.
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Author: Niklas Fiekas
Date: Sat Jun 27 10:06:05 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593245165

Simplify use_time_management() and allow composing

like other `go` commands wtime/btime can now be composed.

`go depth 10 wtime 100`

will let the engine use standard time management but stop if depth 10 is reached.

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/2767

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2768

No functional change
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Jun 24 22:20:04 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593030004

Small cleanups

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2756

No functional change
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Author: UnaiCorzo
Date: Wed Jun 24 22:14:25 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593029665

Makefile: support lto on mingw, default to 64bits

Clean and organize uppercase and spaces

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/2731

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2763

No functional change
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Author: Joost VandeVondele
Date: Wed Jun 24 22:02:17 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593028937

Remove 'Minimum Thinking Time' UCI option.

the option was, since at least 2014, not correctly implemented,
ignoring all dynamic adjustments to optimum time in search.
Instead of fixing it, remove it, no need to expose an option that
will influence time management negatively.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2765

No functional change.
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Linux x64
Author: Niklas Fiekas
Date: Wed Jun 24 21:59:57 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593028797

Support ARCH=armv8 in Makefile (#2355)

Tested with bench run after compiling with

- g++ (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) 6.3.0 20170516
- clang version 3.8.1-24

on ThunderX CN8890.

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2760

fixes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/issues/2355

No functional change.
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Author: Vizvezdenec
Date: Wed Jun 24 21:56:11 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1593028571

Do less futility pruning for captures.

The idea of this patch is that if capture can be described as
"less valuable piece takes more valuable piece" it's not really correct
to add only piece value of captured piece to static evaluation
since there can be more threats in other places and opponent can't really
do much but recapture our capturing piece which leaves us space for
more captures thus winning more material and increasing static eval.

passed STC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef0167b122d6514328d760f
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 24736 W: 4838 L: 4607 D: 15291 Elo +3.24
Ptnml(0-2): 438, 2812, 5648, 3021, 449

passed LTC
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5ef073bc122d6514328d7693
LLR: 2.93 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 46152 W: 5865 L: 5567 D: 34720 Elo +2.24
Ptnml(0-2): 312, 4160, 13886, 4354, 364

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2761

bench 4789930
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Linux x64
Author: FauziAkram
Date: Mon Jun 22 12:47:14 2020 +0200
Timestamp: 1592822834

Introduce bonus for queen infiltration

Idea is that queen feels much better when it can't be kicked away now
or later by pawn moves, especially in endgame. Special thanks to
Linmiao Xu for the original idea of this patch.

passed STC:
LLR: 2.94 (-2.94,2.94) {-0.50,1.50}
Total: 84008 W: 16271 L: 15958 D: 51779 Elo +1.29
Ptnml(0-2): 1476, 9688, 19420, 9887, 1533
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5eee7ca0447c5b640047a439

passed LTC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) {0.25,1.75}
Total: 11720 W: 1522 L: 1328 D: 8870 Elo +5.75
Ptnml(0-2): 52, 1021, 3574, 1107, 106
https://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5eefc588122d6514328d75f9

closes https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/pull/2759

Bench: 4471740

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