H.G.Muller wrote:If you want to use the Win/XBoard GUI book, and have the same process play all these variants, depending on how the FICS opponent challenges it, the only option is to put everything in the same book. There is no way WinBoard will switch book depending on the selected variant. You would have to merge all the books into one.
H.G.Muller wrote:It is WinBoard that would select the moves, not the engine. And WinBoard as well as the book know the variants are different. That is, the variant is part of the 'hidden game state', like castling and e.p. rights, and positions that differ in those will be considered different, even if the board postion is the same. So there is no need to partition the book, positions from different games will always be considered different positions.
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