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Subject: Re: Using Chessbase GUI to play in CCT6

Author: Vasik Rajlich

Date: 05:09:10 01/23/04

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On January 23, 2004 at 05:17:56, Peter Berger wrote:

>On January 23, 2004 at 04:23:42, Vasik Rajlich wrote:
>>A week or so ago there was a message posted here proposing a solution for using
>>the Chessbase GUI to play in CCT6, ie kibitzing variations. I can't find this in
>>the archives. Does anybody have any more information about this? Has anybody
>>tried it?
>>Also, do the rules allow the use of the opening books that come with the
>>chessbase programs? There is no mention of this on the tournament web site.
>I am pretty sure most will feel that except the ChessBase engines themselves no
>one is allowed to use them unless you build your own. I don't think this has
>ever been brought up before.
>This would also mean that it is probably useless for you to use the ChessBase
>GUI for the tournament.

I've also sent email to Volker asking for clarification. It seems to me that the
"Junior.ctg", "Shredder.ctg" are pretty generic.

Even if they are ruled out, I would still prefer to build my own book using the
Chessbase GUI. The Lokasoft book building options are not very good IMO. Arena
looks ok, but it too has less functionality that the Chessbase and I've heard
that there is no support for transpositions.

Perhaps Volker can be convinced to allow a more flexible approach to the
opening, ie. you can play the opening manually using a book in whatever private
format you want, and only after that the engine must start to kibitz pv's, etc.


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