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- - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-03-14 07:50 Edited 2017-03-14 07:52
It would be nice if there was an added option in the Sandbox.  A "target" depth.  It would work like this... set a "target" of 27 ply, as an example, with a "min depth" of 22 ply.  This would send moves to the IDeA project only after depth 27 was reached, but only those moves that had achieved a minimum depth of 22 ply.  This would have the effect of increasing the quality of the moves sent to the IDeA project, instead of just having the min depth of 22 or 27 as it is done presently.

Once the target of 27 had been reached, the moves for depth 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 would be sent to the IDeA.  Of course, once the target had been exceeded, any new move beyond 21 would be sent as well.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-03-14 23:43
On further reflection, maybe this idea isn't strictly necessary.  I guess you can approximate the same effect by just raising the min time to something like 300.  That would give you a decent target depth.... more time, better target depth.

But it would be more precise, if one could just name the exact depth desired, instead of estimating using the min time.
- - By Viktor (**) [ru] Date 2017-03-15 05:47
Still more important to set the exact time. The depth is different and depends on the stage of the party and number of pieces. So, to end, a depth dimension greater.
Parent - By pawnslinger (****) [us] Date 2017-03-15 13:16
Of course, you are right.  But the time will vary too.  For example, I often set 120 as min time, yet when I "back slide", the engine takes advantage of the previously calculated evaluations in cache, and reaches the target depth much faster than it did just moments before.  So "back sliding" could be much quicker if we had the target depth specified instead of a min time.  In a way, having a min time set encourages the player to use too low of a min time to hurry the "back sliding" process.

In fact, that is what I often end up doing... as I slide backwards, I manually change the min time as I go along, to take into account the speedup due to the cache effect.

A bad habit.
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