Playing with the Stockfish 8 UCI from the terminal, I've managed to make it compute move, set the position and load SYZYGY tables.

But how can know if an endgame, that corresponds to a kind of endgame I've loaded, is winnable or drawable?

I've looked at the Stockfish UCI protocol, but did not find relevant information.

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    The score would tell you that. – SmallChess May 18 '17 at 0:08
  • Thank you. It seems that I must investigate more about how to interpret the score. Also do I really need to provide SYZYGY tables or can StockFish give good scores without them ? – loloof64 May 18 '17 at 0:14
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    If I'm right, Stockfish shows +123.53 for win in 7+ pieces position that uses tablebase win and +250.00 for 6- pieces win. Not sure how it scores blessed wins. If I'm wrong just write me and I will delete the comment, I know Komodo values but saw also those of Stockfish some time ago. – hoacin May 18 '17 at 6:27
  • Thank you. I'll try to check that for 6- pieces win (that's my main use case) and also investigate more into Stockfish official resources. – loloof64 May 18 '17 at 9:25
  • I've checked with Stockfish in command line. With the position "8/8/8/5k2/8/1R6/R7/4K3 w - - 0 1" (mat with two rooks) I got "info depth 7 seldepth 10 multipv 1 score cp 5133 nodes 10566 nps 1056600 tbhits 0 time 10 pv a2a6 f5e5 b3b5 e5d4 a6a4 d4c3 a4f4 c3d3 b5b3 d3c2 " which, is score +51.33 (cp 5133). So I guess a score of absolute value of 50.00 should be enough. – loloof64 May 18 '17 at 9:37

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