Blockage Detection in Pawn Endings
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- Tabibi O.D., Felner A., Netanyahu N.S. (2006) Blockage Detection in Pawn Endings. In: van den Herik H.J., Björnsson Y., Netanyahu N.S. (eds) Computers and Games. CG 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3846. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In this article we introduce a blockage-detection method, which manages to detect a large set of blockage positions in pawn endgames, with practically no additional overhead. By examining different elements of the pawn structure, the method checks whether the Pawns form a blockage which prevents the King from penetrating into the opponent’s camp. It then checks several criteria to find out whether the blockage is permanent.
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