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Strategic Test Suite, (STS)
a series of themed test suites by Dann Corbit and Swaminathan Natarajan, designed to evaluate chess engine's long term understanding of strategical and positional concepts. More recently, the positions were revised and converted by Ferdinand Mosca to be used by an analysis tool [1] .

Themes and EPDs

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Theme [2]
EDP [3]
CPW Page
1

Undermining
STS1.epd
Undermining
2

Open Files and Diagonals
STS2.epd
Rook on Open File
3

Knight Outposts
STS3.epd
Outposts
4

Square Vacancy
STS4.epd
Square Control
5

Bishop vs Knight
STS5.epd
Bishop versus Knight
6

Re-Capturing
STS6.epd
Captures
7

Offer of Simplification
STS7.epd
Material
8

Advancement of f/g/h pawns
STS8.epd
Pawn Storm
9

Advancement of a/b/c Pawns
STS9.epd
Pawn Storm
10

Simplification
STS10.epd

11

Activity of the King
STS11.epd
King Safety vs King Centralization
12

Center Control
STS12.epd
Center Control
13

Pawn Play in the Center
STS13.epd
Pawn Center
14

Queens and Rooks to the 7th Rank
STS14.epd
Rook on Seventh
15

Avoid Pointless Exchange
STS15.epd


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References

  1. ^ STS test suite and engine analysis interface by Ferdinand Mosca, CCC, June 11, 2015
  2. ^ Strategic Test Suite
  3. ^ Revised STS EPDs by Ferdinand Mosca, Re: STS 1-15 epd and analysis tool by Ferdinand Mosca, CCC, May 20, 2015

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