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> Thanks for the information, can someone describe what method of encoding
> the Nalimov databases use for moves, pieces, games.
None. They're endgame databases: they provide the 'score' for positions.
The position is encoded to a number -- that number is used to look up
the score corresponding to that position: won in N moves, lost in N moves, or
The position-to-number transformation is as far as I know not documented,