logo

Video encyclopedia

Endgame tablebase

3:34

Endgame Tablebases Help Us or Not ?

1:56

Tutorial #20: Connect Endgame Tablebases to Chess King

1:37

The shortest game of Magnus Carlsen's chess career!

0:22

chessx tablebase error (fixed in SVN)

1:02

Iron Arts Inc. Timelapse Tablebase

An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of chess endgame positions. It is typically used by a computer chess engine during play, or by a human or computer that is retrospectively analysing a game that has already been played.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Background 

    • Metrics: Depth to conversion and depth to mate 

    • Step 1: Generating all possible positions 

    • Step 2: Evaluating positions using retrograde analysis 

    • Step 3: Verification 

    • Captures, pawn promotion, and special moves 

    • Using ''a priori'' information 

    • Correspondence chess 

    • Computer chess 

    • Endgame theory 

    • Endgame studies 

    • "Play chess with God" 

    • Books