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Subject: Re: Crafty CCT6 notes

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 13:22:31 02/02/04

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On February 02, 2004 at 16:11:21, Bob Durrett wrote:

>On February 02, 2004 at 15:14:48, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>On February 02, 2004 at 13:54:31, Bob Durrett wrote:
>>
>>>On February 02, 2004 at 09:51:22, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>>
>>>>On February 02, 2004 at 05:48:56, Thao Tak-Sen wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>Hello Robert,
>>>>>
>>>>>congrats on achieving CCT6 title
>>>>>it is getting too late,GO ON
>>>>>do your WORK!try to finish "what is in your to do list"
>>>>>
>>>>>http://www.talkchess.com/forums/1/message.html?345202
>>>>>
>>>>>Remember?   :))
>>>>>
>>>>>next time Crafty running on quad 4 X 2.2 GHZ  opteron would battle
>>>>>Shredder,Fritz and Hydra!
>>>>>any plans for IPCCC paderborn and CSVN Leiden?
>>>>>
>>>>>Tak-Sen
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I would like to make a WCCC event at some point.  But with the present group
>>>>running the thing, and the week+ time-frame, I don't see how.  Other events are
>>>>also difficult.  IE some are on two weekends.  Not practical from a travel point
>>>>of view for international competitors.
>>>>
>>>>But, based on current reasoning, "since I obviously have a chance to win, I will
>>>>come at some point in time."  :)
>>>
>>>Bob H., the solution is for someone familiar with Crafty and technically
>>>competent to serve as a Crafty operator in your place.
>>>
>>>Bob D.
>>
>>If it were only that simple.  :)  I have done that twice at WMCCC events, but
>>the rules were changed to make it impossible.  IE the rules were modified to say
>>that a program _author_ had to attend.  But then they chose to not enforce those
>>without letting me know it was still an option.  Now I think they just charge a
>>higher entry fee, which is a ridiculous concept in its own right.
>
>There is at least one person here at CCC who might, hopefully, be able to make
>the case for being an "author" for Crafty, albeit a minor one.  That would be a
>distortion of the true facts perhaps, but it might work.  Some chess programs
>have multiple authors.  Surely they would not require that all of these authors
>be present. If someone here has his own modified version of Crafty [modified
>with your blessing] then maybe it could be entered.  At least that would get
>around the higher entry fee.
>
>Of course, the problem may nnot be that easy either.  : (
>
>There may be a determined effort by someone to exclude Crafty, although I do not
>suggest paranoia on this topic.  Maybe they would claim that the version entered
>was another "Crafty clone"?  ["Anything remotely resembling Crafty must be
>excluded."]
>
>Anyway, at some point there are diminishing returns and it's not worth the
>effort.
>
>Bob D.


Particularly considering the number of participants at CCT6 vs the last WCCC
event.  :)



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