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Subject: Re: Win at Chess

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 11:26:56 01/18/98

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On January 18, 1998 at 12:01:01, Don Dailey wrote:

>My program is similar except we are very stingy about extensions.
>I am running on a single Alpha for this test so we could adjust down
>for hardware but I don't think that is necessary.  I think the fast
>micros are still outsearching us by quite a bit because our evaluation
>is 2/3 of our time.  It seems like Nimzo was doing 250K NPS on a 300 MHZ
>pentium and I'm only doing 125-175K NPS in middlegames on 1 processor
>at 466 MHZ.  I don't know if Nimzo is typical or not for the good
>The question is should we scale down a little for hardware or just use
>the numbers I have now?
>I am still running the set but only have 100 problems left or so.  I
>ran them about 30 seconds to get an idea of how they are distributed
>in difficulty.   I'll email the problems to you I cannot solve in 10
>seconds so we can "or" them together.
>When we come up the final set I will volunteer to do a pass which might
>eliminate multiple solutions or other problems.   After I do this I'll
>forward the quirky problems (if any) with information for each problem
>on why they should be eliminated and we can check each others work
>this way.
>Ed has volunteered a repository.  Do you want to be the editor and keep
>the set up to date?   I can do this if you're not inclined.
>- Don

I'm willing since it was something I was planning on doing all along.
it helps when others run it so we can be sure to weed out easy ones
weeding out hard ones...

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