I use Arena GUI together with stockfish in engine games. I want to download a 6-piece tablebase but that is just a lot of work (and perhaps unnecessary). If I download the tablebase (syzygy), does stockfish work with it or just waits for the board to have 6-pieces and then the tablebase makes its moves?
Here is what I mean in more detail
Stockfish working with the tablebase
I assume I have the following position:
(Note: currently I am not talking about the best moves, just an example)
[Event "Computer Chess Game"] [White "Stockfish 8"] [Black "Wais Kamal"] [Result "1-0"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "2k4b/3r4/8/8/1Q1q4/8/4R3/2KB4 w - - 0 1 "] 1. Qxd4 Rxd4 1-0
Stockfish consults the tablebase about what happens after Qxd4 Rxd4 (without continuing to evaluate the rest of the line). If this line is winning it goes for it.
Stockfish working alone
Stockfish continues to play the game until six pieces are left on the board, then the tablebase makes the moves.
Which one of these actually takes place?