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Subject: Re: Using Chessbase GUI to play in CCT6

Author: Vasik Rajlich

Date: 12:36:34 01/23/04

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On January 23, 2004 at 11:55:56, Thomas Mayer wrote:

Hi Thomas,

>Hi Vasik,
>> Thanks. Arena looks like the best alternative. Winboard doesn't support UCI
>> and doesn't have opening book AFAIK.
>a) why not implement opening book functionality in your engine ? Like most do ?

The main tournaments at the moment don't require it. It would be nice though if
there was total consensus, right now you can play WCCC without an internal book,
but you can't play WBEC, etc.

>b) You can not use Arena 'as is' at CCT6 when playing with an UCI-Engine -
>simply you can't play according the rules because you can't kibitz automatically
>during the game...
>To use engines for games at CCT6 WITH kibitz you might take a look at:
>if you have questions about that package you might contact me by mail... with
>this setup it is possible to play with your engine automated under CB-GUIs and
>most other GUIs which can handle auto232 (using auto232-Adapter to connect to
>winboard - you need 2 serial ports and a nullmodem-cable). For kibitzing you
>must modify your engine so that it writes some information in a file just before
>it moves.

Yes, Peter Berger also posted this link. I will test it as soon as I have my
null modem cable tomorrow night. (According to our system administrator it's a
totally outdated technology :-))


>Greets, Thomas

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