Well-known algorithms for the evaluation of the minimax function in game trees are alpha-beta and SSS*. An improved version of SSS* is SSS-2. All these algorithms don't use any heuristic information on the game tree. In this paper the use of heuristic information is introduced into the alpha-beta and the SSS-2 algorithm. Extended versions of these algorithms are presented. The subset of nodes which is visited during execution of each algorithm is characterised completely.