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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 04:52:44 09/20/02

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On September 20, 2002 at 07:34:02, pavel wrote:

>On September 20, 2002 at 02:17:19, Uri Blass wrote:
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Again, this is _not_ the same thing.  Yace improved a lot, quickly.  But the
>>>>author was here participating in discussions, present on ICC, etc.  So he
>>>>didn't just "drop out of the sky".  When _that_ happens, suspicions are bound
>>>>to be tweaked...
>>>
>>>Actually, Dieter started posting in here and log in to ICC much later IIRC.
>>>At first he only used to post at winboard forum IIRC.
>>
>>It is not important for this discussion.
>
>As I said (you snipped): "Not that it has anything to do with anything. ;)"
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>>The point is that the author of Ruffian does not post in the winboard forum and
>>I do not know that he post in another forum.
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>The point is that it is possible to not post in winboard forum and other forum
>but come up with a strong engine.
>
>I don't see programmer of Fritz brag about his program and perticipate in any
>forum.
>Why is it not possible for someone else?
>Does his silence means that there is something fishy about his program?
>
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>cheers,
>pavs

The programmer of Fritz had in the past relatively weak program(Fritz1) and the
same for other commercial programmers.

The silence of the author of Ruffian is double silence.
No public tournaments and no posts.

The programmer of Fritz sold his program in the past so he could get fidback
from other people and improve it.

A lot of weak version of Fritz played in the ssdf games.

In the case of Ruffian no selling of it and no release.


Uri



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