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Subject: Re: If you like to solve easy forced mate...

Author: Paul

Date: 13:57:50 01/24/01

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On January 24, 2001 at 16:22:56, leonid wrote:

>On January 24, 2001 at 11:43:03, Paul wrote:
>
>>On January 24, 2001 at 11:38:17, leonid wrote:
>>
>>>Are those forced mate positions came from chess championships? I doubt very
>>>much. They are very good for fun and revision of code. They are useful. But I
>>
>>Most of the high mate ones: WM18, WM10, WM9, etc were from actual games ...
>>but I haven't the time to check right now.
>
>Than it came to me as big surprise. It look as more probably that those mate
>positions were found after the game, when some detailed and deep thinking was
>possible. During the championship, when people have only some one or one half of
>a minute to think (I actually don't know how long time usually each game take)
>it is highly improbable that somebody will reach mate even at 9 moves. My guess
>is that it should be mainly around 3 and 7 moves. I could be wrong.

Aahh ... no you're probably right, I don't know if the players found the mates.
Also, the games could have been between computerprograms! But above you asked
if the positions were from championships, and I think they were :)

Paul



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