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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 07:59:03 09/21/02

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On September 21, 2002 at 10:32:43, Mogens Larsen wrote:

>On September 21, 2002 at 08:40:23, Uri Blass wrote:
>
>>I think that yor estimate is wrong here.
>>one idea that was posted by Bas Hamastra to do checks in the first plies of the
>>qsearch and I think it is productive for movei.
>>
>>This idea is not used in Crafty of today and Bob did not try it.
>>
>>Another idea by David Omid encouraged me to try R=3 in null move pruning and the
>>results seem to be better.
>
>I wrote "unless you're a novice programmer". If you don't mind, I'll add you to
>that category.

Do you add Bob Hyatt who never tried the first idea of using checks only in the
first plies of the qsearch?(he tried the idea of doing checks everywhere in the
qsearch but doing it only in the first plies is different)

>
>>The point is that the claim is that the program is going to be free.
>>If it is the case then it seems that the author has not commercial aspirations.
>
>You can't make that conclusion. The feedback will be important for further
>development, which doesn't preclude a commercial venture. Who knows, the results
>from the freeware version might mean a few offers from the commercial software
>companies.

He does not need to do it freeware for this.
The results in Leo's tournament are enough to give him offers from the
commercial software companies if the posts that suggest that it is a fritz clone
are wrong.



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