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Subject: Re: not using nullmove?

Author: Christophe Theron

Date: 11:15:51 02/15/04

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On February 15, 2004 at 08:34:21, Roger Brown wrote:

>>Computer chess needs a revolution. Chess programs at this time are just big
>>calculators (mine included). It works, but it is so different from the way human
>>players think that there must be a much better way.
>>The wheel needs to be reinvented.
>>    Christophe
>I find this to be an impressive declaration coming from someone who has written
>a (or is it really two?) world class chess program.  No chest thumping, just a
>statement that chess programming did not start and end with his invention.
>Bravo sir!

Where I am now is not where I wanted to go when I started chess programming, and
I still believe my initial idea has value.

I just got lost and went for immediate efficiency. But there is another path to


>As for Tord, methinks he protests far too much.  Gothmog is not an engine to be
>taken lightly.  Nor is its programmer.

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