Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Still lacking basic endgame knowledge

iCE 0.2 is currently participating in Oliver Devilles Chess War Division G and it is not doing that good. It drew the last 3 games, in most cases from a stronger position not recognizing that it was approaching a drawish endgame.

The last endgame it entered was a KBBKB endgame (king and 2 bishops against king and bishop) which is of course a draw but iCE scored it better than 4 pawns. This is of course fatal and lets the program (and its author) look rather stupid.

So this is the next thing on the list. But first I must decide how to implement it.