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

Author: Gian-Carlo Pascutto

Date: 14:25:27 10/04/03

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On October 04, 2003 at 17:23:07, Uri Blass wrote:

>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%.

I don't think I ever saw Vincent arguing that being 10 times faster is not
important - you are really swinging wildly and not hitting anything here.

--
GCP



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