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

Author: Chessfun

Date: 16:05:01 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 18:55:53, Frank Quisinsky wrote:

>On September 19, 2002 at 18:33:37, Chessfun wrote:
>
>Hi Sarah,
>
>rumors are normaly in media time.
>Interesting are only facts.
>
>---
>German Newspaper publicity (focus):
>
>Unsere Leser wollen ...
>(Our readers will) ... in my bad English!
>
>Fakten (facts), Fakten (facts) und (and) Fakten (facts) ...
>A good publicity for this news magazine.
>
>You can not get more facts if the program freely available.
>Also fact :-)
>---
>
>We wait of this program, it's easy.
>
>The playing styl is very tactical and Ruffian is strong with strategic
>regroupings combinations, not to do with Crafty in my opinion.
>
>I believe a little bit Junior's playing style, a little bit Gandalf, a little
>bit AnMon, a little bit Hiarcs and we have ... Ruffian :-)
>
>After my first impressions the program have Gandalf level or a little bit more
>or less but all this is not important. The programs plays wonderful chess.
>Replay the games. In 4 games I added comments, you must translate ...
>
>That's the best publicity for this program.
>And not rumors :-)


Frank,
     Personally I'm delighted that what is clearly a strong engine is to be
available as a free engine and it's likely you deserve a lot of credit as well
as the author in making it happen.

I also agree that with it's soon release many, including myself will be able to
test this program.

Whether this is the right time/place to write of it's validity is as everything
is always open to debate. I can however see a lot of Dr. Hyatts point
particularly regarding previous clones.

One question I do have is the version you've used and that Christian has been
using is that the same as what will be the released version?.

Sarah.




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