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Raj Gupta
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Which EGTB files to download

Post by Raj Gupta » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 pm

https://syzygy-tables.info/

http://oics.olympuschess.com/tracker/index.php

Its all a bit confusing to me

which is the best one to download between Syzygy, Gaviota and Scorpio? or for best results should i download them all?

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Re: Which EGTB files to download

Post by Dann Corbit » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:27 pm

Raj Gupta wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:07 pm
https://syzygy-tables.info/

http://oics.olympuschess.com/tracker/index.php

Its all a bit confusing to me

which is the best one to download between Syzygy, Gaviota and Scorpio? or for best results should i download them all?
Syzygy are the most popular, so more engines can use them.
If you have an engine that needs GTB or EGBB files, then get those also.
If you have enough disk, you may as well get them all. Don't forget Nalimov.
I am waiting on pins and needles for the Syzygy distance to mate files (which have not been released, nor the generator yet).
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Re: Which EGTB files to download

Post by phhnguyen » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:01 pm

If you want to try many engines and/or make matches between them, download them all. Otherwise, syzygy is the best in many aspects, 5 men is the easiest one to get.

Take a look their brief information:

https://www.chessprogramming.org/Endgame_Tablebases
https://github.com/nguyenpham/Banksia
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Re: Which EGTB files to download

Post by rcmaddox » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm

Arena can use Gaviota TB's for adjudication. This is handy if you enjoy engine vs. engine matches. Houdini 1.5a -- the only free Houdini -- supports Gaviota only. The Nalimov TB's are still used by some engines, e.g. Hiarcs and Crafty.

So I suggest getting them all. If that's not an option, go with Syzygy.

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Re: Which EGTB files to download

Post by brianr » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:31 am

rcmaddox wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Arena can use Gaviota TB's for adjudication. This is handy if you enjoy engine vs. engine matches. Houdini 1.5a -- the only free Houdini -- supports Gaviota only. The Nalimov TB's are still used by some engines, e.g. Hiarcs and Crafty.

So I suggest getting them all. If that's not an option, go with Syzygy.
Newer Crafty versions (25.1 and later) support Syzygy tablebases, not Nalimov

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