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Subject: Re: Ruffian 0.76 is still playing incredible strong!

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 10:28:33 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 09:27:10, Russell Reagan wrote:

>>I think that doing programs that are too strong freeware is not productive for
>>computer chess.
>I think the opposite is true. You are thinking about this from a lazy mindset
>(I'm not saying you are lazy, though). The authors of Gandalf and Hiarcs should
>not think, "Ruffian is better than our engine, so we give up." They should
>think, "A free engine is better than our engine. We need to work harder and get

I know that at least the programmer of hiarcs has full time job not in chess
programming so I do not believe that working harder on Hiarcs is an option for


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