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Subject: Re: Tao at ICC

Author: Bas Hamstra

Date: 08:37:49 01/17/02

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On January 17, 2002 at 11:19:40, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On January 17, 2002 at 11:18:05, Bas Hamstra wrote:
>>Played Leila/Crafty/Yaces/Tigers/Fritz/Hossa 15/0 and 30/0 at ICC:
>>statistics for TaoYin(C)         On for:    0     Idle:    0
>>          rating [need] win  loss  draw total   best
>>Standard    2534         12     5     3    20   2534 (17-Jan-2002)
>> 1: Chess program Tao 5.00
>> 2: Athlon 1.4
>> 3: Bas Hamstra (
>>At these rapid tc's it does ok so far. Hardware was mostly comparable (only
>>Hossa on a 800 Mhz machine). At first sight it seems to do not bad at all
>>against Crafties and Yaces on equal hardware. It might very well be totally
>>different at longer time controls, no idea.
>Are you doing checks in the quiescent search again? :)

Well, yes :-) Since I got used to that years ago, I cannot understand how the
others do so well without it. For me the whole "mini-qsearch with futility
pruning" concept is one big myth. At some points I actually agree with Vincent.
At times I test it again, many things you see faster without. But the holes it
(blind spots) are a fundamental problem IMO.

Good luck with Sjeng this weekend, hope we can play a few games at ICC soon!

Best regards,

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