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Subject: Re: a question to Tord about detecting threats in null move

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 14:23:07 10/04/03

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On October 04, 2003 at 17:08:36, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On October 04, 2003 at 17:06:40, Uri Blass wrote:
>>I think that winning with 1.h3 is not harder than winning with 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6
>>and 1.h3 was mentioned by vincent as an example of a stupid line.
>One reason why this comparison makes no sense is that the first line
>is for white and the second one is for black.
>But let's try again:
>You'd like 1.e4 h6 just as well as 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6?

My feeling is no in this case but I will prefer even 1.e4 h6 and not to go to
popular lines when I can expect some kure killer line.

It may be an interesting experiment to test top programs in 1.e4 h6
If some volunteer with good hardware can give white 180 minutes/40 moves and
black 1800 minutes/40 moves(no pondering) then it may be interesting to see the
result of black.

If opening book is important like vincent believe then black should get poor
results inspite of the hardware advantage.

If search is important like I believe(and I may be wrong) then I can expect
black to get more than 50%.


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