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

Author: pavel

Date: 17:20:38 09/19/02

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On September 19, 2002 at 20:00:26, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>Of course not.  One was proven to be _another_ clone.  :) (A commercial
>engine, in fact).  I wasn't saying that _only_ Crafty can be copied.  But it
>has happened to Crafty enough times already to make anyone think that it will
>probably happen again.
>And again, my point is this:  A new engine doesn't suddenly arrive playing at
>the top.  Someone _always_ knows about it, even if it isn't publicly playing
>games.  And when it shows up, they will usually say (then) "I knew this was
>going to be a good engine as I have seen it for a year now..."  or something
>similar.  IE "brutus" from Chessbase.  Rumors floated for a year.
>Something new can come out of the dark.  But not very often.  Which was the
>original point...

I understand your point.
But it is not impossible to believe that a program can be so strong but not
everyone know about it.

Yace, List are good examples.


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