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Yes (actually, hell yes). World class correspondence chess is very close to the infamous "draw death" of chess. If you thought 70-80% draw rate among the world elite at classical chess was bad, check out what it's like at world correspondence chess championship level: 9 decisive games out of 136 played, or about 95% draws. World class ...


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It doesn't look like you're counting mates at the leaves. Your depth == 1 code is almost the same as the rest, except that counting mates is omitted. This would explain why your mate counts lag behind as you described. My suggestion would be to get rid of the depth == 1 block entirely (since to make it correct would require it to be exactly the same as the ...


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