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Originally posted by Dr StrangeloveVery simply.
how it can be enforced is a mystery.
Originally posted by RagnorakYeah when it is a strange series of moves that is required; but with a large percentage of endgames the tablebase moves would be the standard way and so not unlikely for a human, I reckon.
Endgame tablebases give perfect endgames. The moves can make no sense to a human whatsoever, not following any general endgame principles, so there would be a difference between the tablebase solution and a strong player's solution.
[EDIT] Read Gatecrasher's post here...Thread 40977
Originally posted by Dr StrangeloveBut if the fastest mate can be found using only the general principles of the endgame then how does the endgame tablebase help over say a book on endgames?
Yeah when it is a strange series of moves that is required; but with a large percentage of endgames the tablebase moves would be the standard way and so not unlikely for a human, I reckon.
I know I'm not the only one who can think of ways cheats could probably get away with using them but obviously I'm not going to make suggestions here either.
edit; I remember that post from Gatecrasher.
Originally posted by Dr StrangeloveYou have one or the other, either the use of tablebases will allow you to find a faster mate that doesn't follow endgame principles, in which case it should be easy to spot the use of tablebases. OR the tablebases give you a line which you could have found otherwise, this can't be spotted but you haven't really gained a great deal over actual endgame study (other than ease of use I suppose).
Not in ALL cases I would think; there again I don't know as I've no experience of tablebases or endgame books.