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Subject: Re: MCP8 - Rebel8, SSDF

Author: Harald Faber

Date: 05:57:18 12/07/98

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On December 07, 1998 at 06:53:56, Tony Hedlund wrote:

>>>MCP8 P200MMX 64 - Rebel8 P90 16   12-8.
>>Why not take Rebel9 and/or faster hardware?
>I believe we are playing Rebel9 P90. I have no faster hardware. But we are
>playing P200MMX-P200MMX matches, as you can see with H.C.Lykke.

I would (and do) play the supposed stronger program on the slower hardware to
see if it is so strong that it even on slower hardware wins. OK, in contrast
there is the SSDF policy to play new programs on new hardware...

>>>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!
>>Now the all decisive question: with which evaluation did MCP8 come out of book?
>>If more than +2.00 then we can almost be sure to have a killer line.
>MCP8 gives 41.Kf1 Qxf3+ mate in 8.


OK, THIS IS A KILLERLINE. Probably taken from an autoplayer game Sandro and/or
Marty added to the book...

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