Simplification: use Arctan for the optimism S-curve
[stockfish] / src / search.cpp
index 548ea91..832501f 100644 (file)
@@ -351,10 +351,7 @@ void Thread::search() {
               ct =  Options["Contempt"] * PawnValueEg / 100; // From centipawns
 
               // Adjust contempt based on current bestValue (dynamic contempt)
-              int sign = (bestValue > 0) - (bestValue < 0);
-              ct +=  bestValue >  500 ?  70 :
-                     bestValue < -500 ? -70 :
-                     bestValue / 10 + sign * int(std::round(3.22 * log(1 + abs(bestValue))));
+              ct += int(std::round(48 * atan(float(bestValue) / 128)));
 
               Eval::Contempt = (us == WHITE ?  make_score(ct, ct / 2)
                                             : -make_score(ct, ct / 2));