Recognizer Functions

The latest version of DARKTHOUGHT features high-speed recognizers for the following classes of endgame positions with little material on both sides.

It goes without saying that we continously search for new classes of positions that allow for their efficient interior-node recognition. We definitely want to add many more recognizer functions in the near future. In this respect, database recognizers for 5-piece endgames are promising candidates. According to our experiences with past versions of DARKTHOUGHT, however, the recognition of and accesses to 5-piece endgame databases require careful fine-tuning until they perform at acceptably high speeds.


Created by Ernst A. Heinz, Thu Dec 16 23:28:11 EST 1999