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

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 14:01:57 09/20/02

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On September 20, 2002 at 15:54:43, Dieter Buerssner wrote:

>On September 20, 2002 at 10:39:24, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>>And Dieter was working onthe program for 8 yrs, and none of us knew about
>>>this...
>>
>>
>>I'll bet _someone_ knew.
>
>Sure, but nobody from the "computer chess scene". Only some friends of mine. My
>girlfriend used the DOS-graphics interface to solve the (mostly rather easy)
>problems publicated in every issue of "Die Zeit" by Helmut Pfleger. Probably my
>first contact to the computer chess scene were you. Some years ago (I already
>had my engine) I gave you some comments and also showed you a horrible bug in
>Crafty (you did the pruning in qsearch with wrong sign).
>
>Regards,
>Dieter


That's a far cry from this case however.  You didn't "fall out of the sky"
and start winning tournaments _immediately_.  Neither did I.  Neither did
anybody else I can think of...

Which, as I said, simply makes one ponder "how", without needing to resort to
actual accusations.  Just plain "wondering"...



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