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

Author: Mogens Larsen

Date: 08:45:27 09/21/02

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On September 21, 2002 at 10:59:03, Uri Blass wrote:

>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)

No. Then again, I haven't seen anything that resembles indications of a
substantial improvement, which was the actual point. Too skimpy an example to
justify anyone to reveal their innermost secrets voluntarily IMO.

>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.

Of course he doesn't, sending it to Feist or Schröder would be enough. It was
just an example to illuminate poor reasoning. The fact remains that neither lack
of forum activity nor probability of freeware status leads anywhere but to the
cutting edge of speculation.


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