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Subject: Re: Value of playing different versions of a program against each other

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 06:20:24 01/07/03

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On January 07, 2003 at 08:59:53, Bas Hamstra wrote:

>I have the same experiences as Uli. I find it very hard to find out if some
>change is an improvement. I try to use statistics, and play a huge number of
>blitz games. However the problem with blitzgames is that they are dominated by
>cheap tactics. If one dumber version searches 0,2 ply deeper than the smarter
>version, it will always win. However that might not be the case at all in longer
>games.

I do not agree.

It is dependent on the question how much the dumber version is dumber.

I expect a dumber version with only material evaluation to lose even at blitz
even if it outsearch the smart version by a full ply.

Uri



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