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Subject: Re: MCP8 - Rebel8, SSDF

Author: Tony Hedlund

Date: 01:38:49 12/06/98

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On December 05, 1998 at 23:04:23, Howard Exner wrote:

>On December 05, 1998 at 05:42:22, Tony Hedlund wrote:
>
>>On December 04, 1998 at 20:49:19, Howard Exner wrote:
>>
>>>On December 04, 1998 at 09:28:23, Tony Hedlund wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>MCP8 P200MMX 64 - Rebel8 P90 16   12-8.
>>>>
>>>>MCP8 have an astounding opening book.
>>>>It have 6.291.456 positions in 61,44 MB hash.
>>>>It follows the book generally in 15-30 moves.
>>>>In the game below, it's in the book for 40 moves!
>>>
>>>Yikes!
>>>
>>>Could one conclude that the "book line" was born out of a previously played
>>>Mcpro8 vs Rebel8 game?
>>
>>No. This was the second game with MCP8 as black, and the first game was
>>different.
>
>I wonder how Mchess would get such a long book line then. I thought book lines
>come from GM games. Its unlikely that when Rebel went out of its book that
>it (Rebel) played a GM line up to 40 moves so that Mchess was following a
>previously played GM game.
>
>Do programs include book lines from home auto-testing?

In MCP8 case I guess so. And I think Sandro Necchi work hard to improve the book
with his own analysis.

Tony



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