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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2003-03-12 UTC
As the script stands right now, piece values are falling into approximately
what Michael Howe suggests. Two Gold Generals have a value between the
value of a Bishop and the value of a Rook. A Lance plus a Knight is worth
around the same as a General, though Zillions values a Lance more than
twice as much as a Knight.

In a previous script, Zillions valued the Gold General almost as much as
the Bishop, and the new script was able to beat it. But since the old
script inflated its value with redundant code, it could have lost from
having to use more processor time, rather than from valuing the Gold
General too much. But in observing the game while mediating between two
runs of Zillions, its overvaluing of the Gold General did seem to be a
liability.

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