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Endgame tablebase


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Tutorial #20: Connect Endgame Tablebases to Chess King


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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.
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    • 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