Suicide chess book browser by nilatac

Score: 4.6748

Proof: 30533

Disproof: 383074

Proof: 30533

Disproof: 383074

Move | Score | Proof | Disproof | Size |
---|---|---|---|---|

e3 | 4.6748 | 30533 | 195444 | 16761184 |

c4 | 2.2000 | 87438 | 33696 | 197254 |

Nh3 | 0.9844 | 87225 | 31104 | 73468 |

g3 | 0.7408 | 87203 | 43453 | 76726 |

Na3 | 0.5553 | 86814 | 15511 | 47678 |

g4 | 0.5500 | 87415 | 20271 | 30850 |

b3 | 0.5254 | 87285 | 16155 | 61197 |

a3 | 0.2214 | 87462 | 5818 | 10667 |

c3 | 0.1944 | 87359 | 9359 | 36928 |

f3 | 0.1926 | 87688 | 2807 | 67324 |

a4 | 0.1777 | 86834 | 8845 | 14620 |

b4 | 0.0333 | 1774003 | 611 | 695591 |

h3 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 71201 |

h4 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 2126 |

f4 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 1819 |

Nf3 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 1261 |

Nc3 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 670 |

d3 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 1 |

d4 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 1 |

e4 | lost | ∞ | 0 | 1 |

- Ben Nye (angrim on FICS) for giving me countless worthy ideas that helped me optimize Nilatac, from endgame tables to alpha-beta to PN
search. In particular, he helped me finish the proof for
**1. e3 c6**(this particular line). This has literally saved me from insanity. - Lenny Taelman (lenthep on FICS) for hosting a collection of suicide openings and a 4-piece endgame browser (sadly, those are no longer available); also for lending me the board images.
- Vladica Andrejic (AndrewTheAlmighty on FICS) for sharing his
knowledge of openings with me and helping me solve some openings, in particular
**1. e3 c6**; for beating Nilatac a great number of times, thus giving me material to work with in improving Nilatac; and for asking to see Nilatac's proofs so many times, that I ended up writing this script to make the book browsable online :-) - Mark Watkins of the University of Sydney for resuscitating interest in suicide chess and for sharing his proofs for
**1. e3 Nc6**and the remaining three lines for**1. e3 b5**. - and, of course, Dennis Breuker and Victor Allis for inventing proof number search.

- suicidechess.ca, a great compendium of suicide chess rules and strategy.
- A suicide chess review page written by AndrewTheAlmighty.
- The proof number search algorithm.