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

Author: Paul

Date: 18:35:50 04/11/01

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On April 11, 2001 at 21:10:45, leonid wrote:

>Hi, Paul!
>Genius 2 and Genius 4, for sure, don't care about any fantasy positions, like
>this last one. Genius 2 was able to solve every position without any problem.
>Genius 2 never did a mistake in any heavy positions that I asked him to solve
>and I tried on it more that few handreds. Genius 4 was not that good. In few
>positions (in some 25) it was wrong. It could be that it was the first version
>for Windows. This is why few bugs jumped inside. It could be that in the next
>version (like your version 5) it is already as perfect as I remember for version
>2. Genius 4 is more speedy in solving the mates.
>I remember that Genius program was not that speedy but bug free. Rock solid in
>I tried for last position only 4 and 5 moves deep with Genius 2. Pentium 600Mhz.
>4 moves - 11 sec.       (mine 0.5 sec by brute force)
>5 moves - 12 min. 39.   (...  3.9 sec ...           )
>I not went with Genius 2 beyond 5 moves because it looked like for this position
>it will be very long.
>This position is 8 moves deep, just like you said.
>And how is Genius 5?
>Did you ever used Genius for verification of mate positions, like I did when I
>wrote my mate solver?

Yes ... I used the older Geniiii :) a lot when I first bought them, but that's a
long time ago, and the only thing I remember now is that they were very good &
fast just like you say. But I haven't used them for the last couple of years.

And I don't like Genius 5 from what I've seen just now, specifically the
processor load is terrible. So that's going to be a deinstall for me!


PS: Sorry for missing your post, but CCC is terribly slow from here today.

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