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Subject: Re: WMCCC

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 01:29:56 09/24/97

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On September 23, 1997 at 16:16:47, Thorsten Czub wrote:


>On September 22, 1997 at 13:30:22, Chris Whittington wrote:


>>Hi Thorsten and Peter,


>>Any more news on Mchess appearing in Paris ?




>It looks like they have put Mchess on the waiting list, first rank!

> So whenever another program is NOT participating, Mchess could come 



>I have to comment on this that I remember MANY championships where 

>participants WERE allowed to subscribe LATE...


>I am looking forward for the DEFINITIONS of ICCA's 



>Do they have a set of reasons to define which program is amateur ?

> Or do they do it using spontaneous reasons ??


>This will give nice insights.


>Is Nimzo-clone amateur ?

Hydra - you mean ? Would almost certainly have to be. $1000


> Is Hiarcs amateur?

Lets hope not. Hiarcs is definitely a professional program. $1000


> Is Shredder amateur ?

Possibly as 'emerging' professional. $100



>If so - why is Mchess no amateur. Why is CSTal not an amateur ?

> Chris has not earned much with it in the last 3 years !

> I am really looking forward to the definitions.

I didn't try to argue over amateur/professionl status this year. there 
was a special clause to deal with cases like mine in the icca journal. 
Something like chess programs from games software houses were 


No way round that one. $1000


I still think the whole issue is divisive; in an ideal world, entry 
would be free and cash prizes woudl be awarded. With financial help for 
travel and accomodation for cash-starved entries.





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