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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 14:35:18 10/04/03

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On October 04, 2003 at 17:25:27, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>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.

He talked abouit the search barrier and claimed that plies are not very
important if you search deeper than it.

He said that Diep need 12 or 14 plies to win and got less than it so it lost.
It seems to me that he claimed that after some depth search is not important and
only evaluation is important.

He claimed that Diep unlike other programs could not get that depth.


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