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Subject: Re: Gambit Tiger 2.0: 6 seconds on K6-2 450

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 17:38:44 04/24/01

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On April 24, 2001 at 15:00:42, Peter Berger wrote:

>On April 24, 2001 at 14:26:45, Christophe Theron wrote:
>
>>On April 24, 2001 at 01:09:25, Jouni Uski wrote:
>>
>>>On April 23, 2001 at 18:03:21, Christophe Theron wrote:
>>>
>>>>On April 23, 2001 at 16:31:49, leonid wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Hi!
>>>>>
>>>>>If you would like to solve one mate then try this position:
>>>>>
>>>>>1n1q1b1n/Nb2k2r/2r1n1pB/QRpPP1PB/1pP1NR2/7p/7K/3R4 w - -
>>>>>
>>>>>Please indicate your result.
>>>>>
>>>>>Thanks,
>>>>>Leonid
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>On K6-2 450, 6Mb HT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>00:00:06.2	 Mate in 6	7	1088899	Nxc6+ Bxc6 d6+ Kd7 Qxd8+ Nxd8 Bg4+ Ne6 Nxc5+ Kc8
>>>>Rxf8+ Be8 Rxe8#
>>>>
>>>>It's mate in 6 AFTER Nxc6+.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>    Christophe
>>>
>>>What's the reason to announce AFTER??????? Don't understand.
>>>
>>>Jouni
>>
>>
>>
>>There is a logical reason, but people do not always agree with it.
>>
>>The reason is that once the program has finished computing, what you see on the
>>screen is "mate in 6", and if you check with the board position, it is indeed a
>>mate in 6 from this position.
>>
>>I did not like the idea of announcing a mate in 7 when actually the position on
>>the screen is a mate in 6.
>>
>>What do you announce to your opponent when you discover a "mate in 2"? You play
>>the first move and you tell your opponent that he is mate next move (mate in 1),
>>not in 2 moves.
>>
>>Actually I have been told that announcing to your opponent that he is soon going
>>to be mated is impolite, so I should not display anything in this case! :)
>>
>>
>>
>>    Christophe
>
>Announcing mate was a usual finish in the 19th century in games between humans .
>
>The proper way to do it would be to say : "Mate in 7 !!" . The opponent looks
>surprised and slightly annoyed . As he can't understand your sophisticated plans
>he answers : " So prove it - if you can !"
>
>So white plays Nxc6+ and smiles :-) .
>
>Finally you will have to fix Tiger ..
>
>pete



OK, I will announce mate in N (instead of N-1), then display a message box "Are
you surprised and slightly annoyed?" with "Prove it if you can" and "I don't
care" buttons.

If the user press "Prove it if you can", then I will let the GUI play the move
(and smile, if possible).

:)



    Christophe



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