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Subject: Re: A Question on simple Alpha-Beta versus PVS/Negascout

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 10:18:35 03/22/00

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On March 22, 2000 at 13:08:30, Bruce Moreland wrote:

>On March 22, 2000 at 06:25:07, Rudolf Posch wrote:
>>Thank you Mr. Moreland for your comment.
>>The Internet is incredible: A small unknown chess programmer like me gets an
>>immediate reply from a well known expert (I have read many articles and books
>>related with you).
>>should be constrained to the normal alfa-beta search. Fail safe Alfa Beta search
>>and the other improved algorithms (PVS, NS,..) (which were invented by you or
>>with your help) give additional information with the value "best" outside the
>>alpha/beta window.
>I think you are confusing me with someone else.  I may have been mentioned in
>some articles, but so far no books I think, and I certainly didn't invent
>negascout.  I've only been doing this for ten years.

Maybe he is thinking of Tony Marsland.  Maybe you are more famous than you
think. ;)


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