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Subject: Re: A few notes from Arasan's games in CCT2

Author: Jon Dart

Date: 19:48:56 11/05/00

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On November 05, 2000 at 21:55:17, James Robertson wrote:

>>>Insomniac was unlucky in this tournament it seems.
>I hope that was it.... Perhaps a lot can easily be attributed to bad luck, but
>that is the wrong attitude to take if you expect to improve your program.
>Insomniac did make some obviously bad moves that can corrected, so I have high
>hopes for future tournaments.

All programs have bugs. And sure, you can and should improve things.
But the best programs don't always come up on top in an 8-round
tournament. That's part of what I meant by luck. Depends on who
you get paired with, what openings you pick (which are random
generally) and so on.


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