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

Author: Frank Quisinsky

Date: 16:28:02 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 :-)
>     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?.

Hi Sarah,

I am only a user which time.
What I make / made it not really important.
I can only help a little bit, for me are the all the programmers the kings in
this game. I am only a pawn on field a2 :-)

The combination Arena / with 5 strong partners is for me a big deal for amateur
chess. I have all chances to make a little bit publicity with the setup file for
amateur chess and must thanks to Martin Blume, Christian BARRETEAU, Bruno LUCAS,
Jean-Christophe GABILLARD and Per-Ola Valfridsson. Maybe next year I am a pawn
on field b2 ... I will work hard :-))

Enough ...

I can understand the postings from Robert Hyatt. I have a bad time with Voyager,
LaPetite (spend hours every day and don't saw that this program have sourcen
from Crafty). Long discuss and I must thinking on a mail which I sent the
programmer of Voyager with a copy to Bob, no answere of a clear question. Since
this time no contacts to Gabriele Müller.

But I am sure that Ruffian have not to do with Crafty.
All readers here can replay the games and can make analyses.

I cann't answer of your question. Christian Koch, Leo Dijksman and myself (but I
have not to many time) have version 0.76. The programmer will make different
things in the release version and is not complete ready.

We found a little bug in a UCI option.
So the programmer will fix it as soon as possible.

I think the most here are questions for the programmer and not for beta testers.


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