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Subject: Re: Tohno @ CCT6

Author: Andreas Herrmann

Date: 15:05:41 02/02/04

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On February 02, 2004 at 16:16:28, Per Steneskog wrote:

>Heh, no I am not going to give any comments about the games :-)
>
>If you don't know how well Tohno did, it's cause you didn't scroll down the
>whole result page. Obviously Tohno was several levels weaker (depth=6, ~25kns)
>than any other of the engines. I was hoping at least some other weak engine was
>going to join, but no. Is Tohno's strength unique or am I the only author who is
>brave enough to make a fool of my "program"?
>
>I have followed this forum on and off for three years. Well, at the tourney I
>was a little surprised of the very nice atmosphere between the authors. Fun
>seeing all of you "live" at the same time. I am not used to talk during the
>games with my "opponent", but it was interesting discussing our programs and
>other topics.
>
>A big thanks go to the TD Volker. Never seen a tourney running so smooth. I was
>sure the first round would be delayed (with all ICC-newbies, disconnections and
>the number of participants). Great Work! Also IM Schroer's close follow of the
>games and knowledge increased the joy.
>
>The last round became very exciting, and with that hardware Crafty was
>impressive. If Zappa would have had a real opening book or Movei used egtb it
>might have been different. But it's just a game (well 15 games). Congrats to
>Bob! Must feels good.
>
>This was my first CCT, and not last if the tradition will continue. I support
>the idea of having it twice a year. One standard and one blitz (preferable
>round-robin in Tomato). But now I have some homework to do...
>
>// "Epor", Per Steneskog

be proud, you have reached the first and most important step in chess
programming, your program makes chess moves and was able to start in a
tournament. Be sure all chess programmers have started on a much weaker level,
than they have today. It takes normally many years, depending on the time you
have, to create a strong chess program. So be sure, if you not stop working on
your engine, it will become stronger and stronger.
I'm sorry for your final result, but perhaps in the next tournament, your prog
will be able to make the first points. So good luck from me for your next
tournament.

Andreas







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