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Subject: Re: Botvinnik the chess programmer...

Author: Peter Fendrich

Date: 16:21:53 05/14/98

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On May 14, 1998 at 18:17:16, Thorsten Czub wrote:

>On May 14, 1998 at 17:47:08, Peter Fendrich wrote:
>>Some people claims that there is no program at all! I think it is...
>I never understood why it was so important to say: botwinnik lies and
>has o program - just before he died.
>Suddenly after he died many of the people who attacked him suddenly
>claimed how BIG and great he was.
>Was it really important to call him a betrayer ?

Most people have only read about him. Depending of what they read: "The
big cheater" (how I hate this word from RGCC) or "the great player" they
build their opinions.
I don't know a shit about him really! He was a great chess player, no
question about it. If some of the things I've heard about his
personality, from people who met him, is right, I'm not surpised that
his enemies caught the opportunity to revenge when he went weak in the
The time after someones dead is another story.


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