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Subject: Re: BookLearning Under the Microscope!!!

Author: Serge Desmarais

Date: 21:16:46 08/31/98

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On August 31, 1998 at 17:32:44, Robert Henry Durrett wrote:

>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

In fact, about the only opening studies I do are from MY games. I mainly look at
where I went wrong and why and what I would/should try if the position does come
 again! I have so many games played and in a chessbase format that I only have
about 1/3 or 1/4 analysed, yet! It takes days/weeks to analyse one single game,
using Fritz 5 (now that I have it!) to help spot weak moves and suggest new

Serge Desmarais

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