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Subject: Re: MCP8 - Rebel8, SSDF

Author: Tony Hedlund

Date: 05:52:37 12/08/98

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On December 08, 1998 at 04:44:18, Harald Faber wrote:

>On December 07, 1998 at 17:31:48, Heiko Mikala wrote:
>>>>>>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
>>>>>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...
>>Rebel 8 has such lines against MChess too. In one of my tournaments it played a
>>french opening against MChess Pro 5 completely out of book up until the point
>>where MChess saw the mate against itself...
>Wow! Could you please give me that game?

Why not try our databases?

>BTW I remember when Ed mentioned like he did implement also one (or some
>more?) killerline because he wasn't satisfied with MCP's opening book full of

This is correct. Rebel8 was beating MCP4/5 with 6-0 in this opening. Then MCP
played 8.- c4 9.Be2 0-0 10.h4 f5 11.Qg3 Qa5 12.Bd2 Qa4 13.Bd1. When MCP6 arrived
we saw the topic line for the first time. Except for a difference from move 33.
But MCP6 won two games against Rebel8 in 47 moves. All 8 games are in our

He asked Marty if he found them. :-)
>So probably YOU have found at least one of them. :-)
>As far as I get MCP8 I'll check some other loosing lines too to see if Sandro
>took them out.
>>By the way, I love both programs, these are my favourites, so please don't
>>misunderstand me. No war please ;-)
>Don't get me wrong, I love MCP since version 5 and already ordered v.8. But I
>like Rebel10 more than Rebel8. :-)
>And I don't want to see killerlines, no matter of whom.

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