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

Author: James Robertson

Date: 19:51:53 11/05/00

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On November 05, 2000 at 22:48:56, Jon Dart wrote:

>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.

BTW, Arasan did a very nice job. I think it plays a very strong positional game.


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