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Subject: Re: Fritz SSS uses *SSS?

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 15:19:52 05/15/00

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On May 15, 2000 at 17:34:12, Bas Hamstra wrote:

>Frans Morsch wouldn't really try alternatives for good old alphabeta, would he?
>By the way, I read somewhere that someone obtained good results doing alphabeta
>near the root and best-first minimax near the leaves. Has anyone tried that, or
>is it nonsense? Doing only best-first MM was apparently too selective.
>Bas Hamstra.

No.  It was a very poorly chosen name.  SSS comes from the three primary
sponsors of the event.

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