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Subject: Re: LOL

Author: Gabor Szots

Date: 13:50:57 06/19/05

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On June 19, 2005 at 15:37:23, Robert Hollay wrote:

>On June 19, 2005 at 13:25:49, Steve Maughan wrote:
>>>No. EGTB's do not increase the knowledge of the engine. They are simply like
>>>vocabularies or lexicons.
>>You clearly have no idea what you're talking about.  If an engine doesn't know
>>how to mate with B+N+K v K and you implement / copy the EGTB it will "know" how
>>to mate.
>I am a poor chess player and probably couldn't mate a GM with B+N+K v K.
>But if somebody tell me what to move in each position,
>would be my "chess knowledge" increased? I don't think so.

Exactly. I even know of a chess programmer who believes (at least once said so)
that using EGTB's is cheating.

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