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Subject: Re: Win at Chess

Author: Amir Ban

Date: 02:02:23 01/18/98

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On January 17, 1998 at 23:57:02, Don Dailey wrote:

>Ok I'm running the problems tonight to cull the easy ones.  The ones
>my program cannot find in under 10 seconds must remain in the set
>assuming they are not bad problems as we discussed.   When we have
>a final set I/we can test for multiple solutions.  I can hack my
>program to not include they key move in the root move list and look for
>multiple solutions (near the same score.)   Who is the third volunteer?
>- Don

I can supply a log of a 20-sec run on P6/200, which also shows time to

This project may be a bit tougher than you guys think. In 10 seconds, on
decent hardware, expect to get 500-580, depending on how good you are. I
can say for sure for a few that they are wrong. For example, in one case
I find differently and it's a mate. In another, it's WAC #210, but with
a wrong key (Bb5).

Still, if you don't solve, assume it's your own fault. There are some
really tough ones there, including at least one from BS2830, one of
those that you don't solve. There are also several draw assignments at
the end, which are tactical, but depend on your point of view: If you
are optimistic, you don't want the draw.


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