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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 21:46:41 10/17/97

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On October 17, 1997 at 15:09:38, Howard Exner wrote:

>Faster Hardware at an event like this can be a double
>edged sword. It will allow the program to search deeper
>but at the same time no programmer would feel all that great
>if their program would lose often to the slower hardware
>competitors. Recall all the praise Fritz received for beating
>Deep Thought and Wchess for drawing it a few years back.

Yes, there is risk involved since every time you lose people wonder how
this is possible.  It is very possible.

>Hoping all the participants have a good time and looking forward
>to the games, always hard fought with no lousy GM draws.

There won't be any GM draws.  The tournament director will make you play
on until the game is very obviously a draw.  This is a good thing, you
don't have to worry about whether you should accept a draw offer,  you
just play until the position is completely dead.


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