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Subject: Re: BookLearning Under the Microscope!!!

Author: Robert Henry Durrett

Date: 14:32:44 08/31/98

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On August 31, 1998 at 15:35:44, Serge Desmarais wrote:


>No need to REMOVE the moves and branches that are weak (if they are weak for one
>colour, they are STRONG for the other). Normally, you can edit a book (the
>programmer or the user can do so) so as not to play (never) certain moves with a
>certain colour, but knowing what to play if the opponents does play them. In

Yes.  Actually, I have all of this worked out in considerable detail, but have
not coded any of it.  I began about two years ago, purchased a C++ compiler, and
started trying to learn C++ so that I could code it and run "it" on my computer.
 I may still do that, but learning how to program efficiently may take awhile,in
view of the fact that I have other things going on too.

To post the bulletin, I had to leave out a great deal [an understatement!] and
did not even get to the business about building books, at all. You are right.  I
would not actually DELETE any "elements" in creating an "opening repertoire."
Instead, I would "mark them" [in effect] as you suggest.

>fact, as a user you can create as many books as you want. For example, in Fritz
>4 (and Genius, which is the same) I have created a book from only MY games, so
>to know/see how I did treat specific positions since 1983! The book in Genius
>format could be used by the computer to play, since all my weak moves as well as
>all my opponents (the good and the bad ones) have been adjusted as to never be

It sounds as if you have been having a lot of fun!  Are you using the opening
book of your games as a basis for, or study guide for, or to structure your
efforts for, . . .  creation of your own personal White and Black opening
repertoires?  That is fun too, if you like that sort of thing.

>Serge Desmarais

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