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Subject: Re: Mate in 7 moves - diagram

Author: Jari Huikari

Date: 09:22:19 09/29/00

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On September 29, 2000 at 11:59:38, Ricardo Gibert wrote:

>Suddenly you notice this "odd thing" about Tiger. Before you were "on the fence"
>as to whether or not to buy it. Now this "odd thing" pushes you "off the fence"
>and in the direction of a competitors program. Sounds plausible doesn't it?

But the customer may also think that the program is better. It seems to find
a shorter mate than the others. :-)

>... like only allowing the user to play only 20 moves of a game or
>disabling certains features of the program so that the user is prevented from
>evaluating them. Dumb!

I agree. I tried some four or five years ago a demo program which allowed
to play first 20 moves or so. If such limits are used, would be better to
set it e.g. to 50 moves that one can try some kind of GAME against it, not


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