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

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 11:48:14 09/20/02

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On September 20, 2002 at 11:49:27, Russell Reagan wrote:

>On September 20, 2002 at 00:42:54, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>On September 19, 2002 at 19:58:32, Russell Reagan wrote:
>>>On September 19, 2002 at 17:42:36, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>>>Such would certainly be required to
>>>>play in any ICGA tournament, for example...
>>>Which would be required? Showing source or providing an executable?
>>Probably both.  The source for inspection, the executable so that the
>>results can be compared to the results produced by a real compile on the
>>"claimed source".
>>IE we once had a famous case of a person with legitimate source code, but
>>they were using a commercial engine.  Compiling the source and comparing
>>it to the "engine being used" cleared that up in an instant.  :)
>Are commercial authors ok with this? I would think they wouldn't be overly eager
>to show someone their source. Or does this only occur in the case of suspicion?

The ICCA/ICGA rules are _very_ specific in that regard.

The only saving grace is that you would never have to show your program source
to a competitor, only to someone on the organizing committee, assuming a protest
was made or a suspicion surfaced...

It has happened in the past.  It probably will happen more in the future as
there are _many_ "suspects" nowadays.  I only follow the "crafty clones" myself
but there are too many of those that have slipped into major (non-ICCA) chess
events...  And even once into an ICCA event.

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