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It was last modified on: 2010-01-10
 By Joe  Joyce. Great Shatranj. Great Shatranj. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H.G.Muller wrote on 2008-04-24 UTC
It seemed the first games of two Ministers against Q+N were a bit lucky. They were losing significantly in 20 games against Q+R, so I went back to Q+N, and had it run overnight. In 115 games this gave a reasonably balanced score of 53.5%. The Pawn-odds score is usually somewhere around 62%, so this could indicate a ~25cP advantage for the Minister. OTOH, the statistical error in 115 games is 4.3%, or 35cP. So the deviation from 50% is not really significant, and indeed, after 90 games, the Ministers were behind, at 47.8%. As Q=950 (by definition) and N=300 (on 10x8), assuming equality would make the Ministers 625 cP each. Taking the 115-game result at face value would give 637 cP (+/- 17cP). I am now running two High-Priestesses against two Ministers.