Remove the tropism term from kingDanger
author31m059 <37052095+31m059@users.noreply.github.com>
Sat, 24 Nov 2018 01:09:03 +0000 (02:09 +0100)
committerStéphane Nicolet <cassio@free.fr>
Sat, 24 Nov 2018 01:09:35 +0000 (02:09 +0100)
A recent LTC tuning session by @candirufish showed this term decreasing significantly. It appears that it can be removed altogether without significant Elo loss.

I also thank @GuardianRM, whose attempt to remove tropism from king danger inspired this one.

After this PR is merged, my next step will be to attempt to tune the coefficients of this new, simplified kingDanger calculation.

STC:
LLR: 2.95 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 12518 W: 2795 L: 2656 D: 7067
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5befadda0ebc595e0ae3a289

LTC:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 164771 W: 26463 L: 26566 D: 111742
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5befcca70ebc595e0ae3a343

LTC 2, rebased on Stockfish 10 beta:
LLR: 2.96 (-2.94,2.94) [-3.00,1.00]
Total: 75226 W: 12563 L: 12529 D: 50134
http://tests.stockfishchess.org/tests/view/5bf2e8910ebc5902bcecb919

Bench: 3412071

src/evaluate.cpp

index f212651..e5e3cb6 100644 (file)
@@ -475,7 +475,6 @@ namespace {
                      +  69 * kingAttacksCount[Them]
                      + 185 * popcount(kingRing[Us] & weak)
                      + 150 * popcount(pos.blockers_for_king(Us) | unsafeChecks)
-                     +   4 * tropism
                      - 873 * !pos.count<QUEEN>(Them)
                      -   6 * mg_value(score) / 8
                      +       mg_value(mobility[Them] - mobility[Us])