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In 1993, as editor of ICD's Computer Chess Reports, Larry Kaufman had proposed a 25 problem test suite for chessplaying programs [1] [2] [3].

EPD-Record

Extended Position Description [4]:
1rbq1rk1/p1b1nppp/1p2p3/8/1B1pN3/P2B4/1P3PPP/2RQ1R1K w - - bm Nf6+; id "position 01";
3r2k1/p2r1p1p/1p2p1p1/q4n2/3P4/PQ5P/1P1RNPP1/3R2K1 b - - bm Nxd4 id "position 02";
3r2k1/1p3ppp/2pq4/p1n5/P6P/1P6/1PB2QP1/1K2R3 w - - am Rd1; id "position 03";
r1b1r1k1/1ppn1p1p/3pnqp1/8/p1P1P3/5P2/PbNQNBPP/1R2RB1K w - - bm Rxb2; id "position 04";
2r4k/pB4bp/1p4p1/6q1/1P1n4/2N5/P4PPP/2R1Q1K1 b - - bm Qxc1; id "position 05";
r5k1/3n1ppp/1p6/3p1p2/3P1B2/r3P2P/PR3PP1/2R3K1 b - - am Rxa2; id "position 06";
2r2rk1/1bqnbpp1/1p1ppn1p/pP6/N1P1P3/P2B1N1P/1B2QPP1/R2R2K1 b - - bm Bxe4 id "position 07";
5r1k/6pp/1n2Q3/4p3/8/7P/PP4PK/R1B1q3 b - - bm h6; id "position 08";
r3k2r/pbn2ppp/8/1P1pP3/P1qP4/5B2/3Q1PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - bm Be2; id "position 09";
3r2k1/ppq2pp1/4p2p/3n3P/3N2P1/2P5/PP2QP2/K2R4 b - - bm Nxc3; id "position 10";
q3rn1k/2QR4/pp2pp2/8/P1P5/1P4N1/6n1/6K1 w - - bm Nf5; id "position 11";
6k1/p3q2p/1nr3pB/8/3Q1P2/6P1/PP5P/3R2K1 b - - bm Rd6; id "position 12";
1r4k1/7p/5np1/3p3n/8/2NB4/7P/3N1RK1 w - - bm Nxd5; id "position 13";
1r2r1k1/p4p1p/6pB/q7/8/3Q2P1/PbP2PKP/1R3R2 w - - bm Rxb2; id "position 14";
r2q1r1k/pb3p1p/2n1p2Q/5p2/8/3B2N1/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - bm Bxf5; id "position 15";
8/4p3/p2p4/2pP4/2P1P3/1P4k1/1P1K4/8 w - - bm b4; id "position 16";
1r1q1rk1/p1p2pbp/2pp1np1/6B1/4P3/2NQ4/PPP2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - bm e5; id "position 17";
q4rk1/1n1Qbppp/2p5/1p2p3/1P2P3/2P4P/6P1/2B1NRK1 b - - bm Qc8; id "position 18";
r2q1r1k/1b1nN2p/pp3pp1/8/Q7/PP5P/1BP2RPN/7K w - - bm Qxd7; id "position 19";
8/5p2/pk2p3/4P2p/2b1pP1P/P3P2B/8/7K w - - bm Bg4; id "position 20";
8/2k5/4p3/1nb2p2/2K5/8/6B1/8 w - - bm Kxb5; id "position 21";
1B1b4/7K/1p6/1k6/8/8/8/8 w - - bm Ba7; id "position 22";
rn1q1rk1/1b2bppp/1pn1p3/p2pP3/3P4/P2BBN1P/1P1N1PP1/R2Q1RK1 b - - bm Ba6; id "position 23";
8/p1ppk1p1/2n2p2/8/4B3/2P1KPP1/1P5P/8 w - - bm Bxc6; id "position 24";
8/3nk3/3pp3/1B6/8/3PPP2/4K3/8 w - - bm Bxd7; id "position 25";

References

  1. ^ Larry Kaufman (1993). Rate Your Own Computer. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 17-19
  2. ^ Larry Kaufman (1993). Rate Your Own Computer - Part II. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 13-15
  3. ^ Larry Kaufman (1993). CCR Problem Set Vol. 3 No 1 and Vol. 3 No 2. Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 30-31
  4. ^ Kaufman test suite in SAN/FEN by Steven Edwards, rec.games.chess, November 28, 1993

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