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Subject: Re: WChess at FICS

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 09:43:55 11/26/01

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On November 26, 2001 at 12:40:30, Benny Antonsson wrote:

>On November 26, 2001 at 11:47:41, Sally Weltrop wrote:
>
>>On November 26, 2001 at 11:36:19, Bas Hamstra wrote:
>>
>>>I thought it was only an old program, no longer under development. But no, it is
>>>alive and kicking, playing at FICS currently, operated by D. Kittinger himself.
>>>And at only a lowly PIII-300 it plays very nice attacking chess. Strong program!
>>>Anybody knows if it still uses singular extensions?
>>
>>what's the handle over there on FIC of WChess?
>
>The handle is: WChessX
>
>Statistics for WChessX(C)       On for: 14 hrs, 29 mins   Idle: 4 hrs, 8 mins
>
>          rating     RD      win    loss    draw   total   best
>Blitz      2329     38.7     169     171      85     425   2442 (11-Aug-2001)
>Standard   2314     59.2      20      24      14      58   2320 (22-Nov-2001)
>Lightning  2442     85.0      12      16      10      38
>Wild       ----    350.0       0       0       0       0
>Bughouse   ----    350.0       0       0       0       0
>Crazyhouse ----    350.0       0       0       0       0
>Suicide    ----    350.0       0       0       0       0
>
>
>Timeseal   : On
>
> 1: WChessX running on 300mhz AMD K6
> 2: Operator is author Dave Kittinger
> 3: Generally unattended
> 4: Has draw accept/reject logic, but not real easy to achieve.
> 5: Large learned opening book.
> 6: 3 and 4 piece endgames

It is clear that he has been improving the program, then.  Tablebase files are a
new development (comparatively speaking).



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