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Subject: Re: Using Chessbase GUI to play in CCT6

Author: Andrew Williams

Date: 06:27:33 01/23/04

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On January 23, 2004 at 08:09:10, Vasik Rajlich wrote:

>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.

I would be very much against this. The general movement in CCT6 rule changes has
been towards *reducing* operator intervention as much as possible. Allowing this
would seem to be a significant step backwards.


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