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Subject: Re: Is pondering unfair in engine matches on a PC?

Author: Leen Ammeraal

Date: 11:18:15 02/19/01

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On February 19, 2001 at 14:04:44, Mogens Larsen wrote:

>On February 19, 2001 at 13:07:27, Leen Ammeraal wrote:
>
>>Does that mean that, with pondering on, my program, which currently does not
>>implement pondering, get less computer time than its opponent if the
>>latter implements pondering?
>
>Not necessarily. It's possible to switch off pondering with most programs.
>
>Mogens.

Yes, I know. That is why I had written "with pondering on" in my
question above. If other people use my program in a match
against others, the chances are that they will play with
pondering on, with a big disadvantage for my program because
it cannot ponder. So I am afraid, I cannot afford NOT implementing
pondering, only so far I don't have a clue how to begin.
Any help would be very welcome.
Leen




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