Previous version chess engine Stockfish
Author compilation - Marco Costalba
Information on the compilation:
Fix syzygy DTZ bug
In this position: 3K4/8/3k4/8/4p3/4B3/5P2/8 w - - 0 5
Current DTZ probe returns 1 instead of 15
What happens is that the double push f4 is erroneously detected as a win move.
After the push we have:
[D]3K4/8/3k4/8/4pP2/4B3/8/8 b - f3 0 5
And here the code misses the possible ep capture exf3.
The bug is in probe_dtz_no_ep() where is used probe_ab() that is
blind to ep captures so it returns v == 2 (win) for position
3K4/8/3k4/8/4pP2/4B3/8/8 b - f3 0 5
Note that at the caller site the original position did not have any
possible ep capture, so probe_dtz() returns immediately after calling
The fix is to call the ep-aware probe_wdl() instead of probe_ab()
I have verified that DTZ is correct now and also there are no more
mistmatches compared to the new 'syzygy' branch. Tested on a set of
more than 600 endgame positions, included some tricky ones.
For people interested to redo the test or doing additional tests
please pull branch tb_dbg from https://github.com/mcostalba/Stockfish repo.
bench: 8450534 (bench unaffected because syzygy is not exercized during bench)