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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 16:22:23 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 19:05:01, Chessfun wrote:

>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.

No

see http://www.f11.parsimony.net/forum16635/messages/34846.htm

It seems that the author believes that Ruffian of today is not strong enough to
be released.

Uri
Uri



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