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Subject: Re: Win at Chess

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 11:28:43 01/18/98

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On January 18, 1998 at 11:29:29, Don Dailey wrote:

>Hi Amir,
>I don't think it's easy at all.   I hope there are a lot of problems
>and it will take time to check them.   Eventually the set will evolve
>and people will discover that problems are cooked, have multiple
>solutions or just plain wrong or unsuitable for various reasons.
>Someone (probably Bob Hyatt) should be the "editor" of the set and
>make the deletions as people find and report the bad problems.  There
>should be a repository or simple way to get the latest version and at
>some point we should pronounce it stable so it doesn't change forever!
>Also we should give the problem set a name to distinguish it.
>- Don

I'd like to call it the CCC suite.  sounds appropriate.  :)

or the ECM/CCC suite

Or something similar...

>On January 18, 1998 at 05:02:23, Amir Ban wrote:
>>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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