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    Endgame

    When I analysed my last game with Houdini Engine it estimated a resulting endgame as almost equal. It was, however, already lost for black at the point.

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    Interesting that strong programs can still be weak in such positions. Stockfish 4 on my computer took 30 seconds to have the swap-off on move 2 as the best option with an initial evaluation of +0.48. After playing the swap-off its evaluation rose to +0.9 in another 30 seconds.

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    Houdini is notorious for misevaluating endgame positions (giving +0.5 for lost endgames) - Komodo and particularly Stockfish are more reliable. With these engines, if the evaluation number is not changing at all after playing the best line for several moves, it's either a fortress, or the engine doesn't understand what is happening.
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    Perhaps the length of seemingly unforced variation might still pose problem with some engines.
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