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Subject: Re: If you are ready to solve one mate...

Author: Paul

Date: 18:18:42 04/11/01

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Hi Leonid,

Ok ... just installed Genius 5 and tried it on todays problem on its infinite
level ... it solves it virtually instantly as a mate in 8. The strange thing is
when I let it play the mate against itself it finishes as a mate in 7. It
chooses some suboptimal defense along the way ... that's not ok. Further, on
matelevel (mate in 8) it doesn't find anything within a few minutes, but that's
not too surprising. I didn't have the patience to let it finish, because you
don't see any progress indication (just a clock ticking) while it's analyzing on

Also tried yesterday's problems: your mate in 8 took about half a minute on my
p2/400 ... but it didn't solve my mate in 10 within 10 minutes! Strange ... so
it seems to like artificial mates.

Also, the GUI is not well behaved under Windows because it takes up full
processor time even when it's doing nothing. That's not nice ... well that's a
first impression.


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