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Subject: Re: The best of the best......

Author: Roberto Nerici

Date: 04:39:27 02/03/04

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On February 02, 2004 at 09:55:15, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On February 02, 2004 at 05:20:01, Chris Taylor wrote:
>>Very well done.  It must make all the work you do seem worth while?
>No, that totally misses the point.  I started this stuff in 1968 because I
>enjoyed chess and thought that a computer playing chess would be neat.  I have
>enjoyed it ever since, win lose or draw.  So long as I enjoy it, I plan to
>continue doing it.  It hasn't been about winning in at least 15 years.  It is
>simply a great deal of fun for me...

Excellent sentiments. You can't go wrong as long as you're doing what you really
want to.

Regarding "hasn't been about winning in at least 15 years": is that a reference
to the Cray Blitz times? Presumably you were enjoying it then too (especially
the winning!) but perhaps having a sponsor did put some pressure on the pursuit?


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