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Subject: Re: LCT II Fin4, Deep Thought, and Deep Blue (was Re: LCT II results...)

Author: Don Dailey

Date: 09:28:59 01/11/98

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On January 10, 1998 at 21:54:56, Dave Gomboc wrote:

>On January 06, 1998 at 17:30:40, Don Dailey wrote:
>>Let's use REBEL as representative of the best software available.
>>If you scaled Rebel up to do the same Nodes per second as Deep Blue
>>there would be no contest, Rebel would be a HUGE favorite.
>I respect Ed Schroder and his team very much.  However, I do not agree
>with your
>statement at all.  I suspect that Deep Blue would be better, though it
>would take a
>long match (maybe 100 games) for it to be clear.
>Of course, I cannot "prove" my opinion!  Nor can you, I suspect.
>Dave Gomboc

You are correct, there is no easy way to prove this.

But I would like to end this thread now.  When I originally made
this obviously controversial statement I did it to explain the
problems they have to deal with and try to explain why they
weren't playing at 3100 strength.  This was not to degrade them
but to show them respect and put things into perspective.

- Don

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