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Subject: Re: Will Zappa go the same way as Pirat/YChess GUI's ?

Author: Michael Diosi

Date: 10:44:02 09/05/05

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On September 05, 2005 at 13:31:58, Thorsten Czub wrote:

>On September 05, 2005 at 13:21:18, Michael Diosi wrote:
>>Some of you might already know about this engines and the GUI's:
>>YChess is an engine which has been around for a very long time already and it
>>was rtaher good, pitty that it isn't UCI itself, why ?
>>Pirat, would be nice to have this as UCI. The GUI itself is for correspondence
>>players but it supports UCI so why not making the engine UCI also ?
>>Did anyone buy those and why or why not ?
>IMO the people WOULD buy ychess or pirat if it would have won a championship.
>and - they did not.

Championships do not have the importance they used to have in the times when we
had 9-10 chess programs worldwide. It is nice to go to Tel Aviv, Iceland,
Torino, see the cities and listen to the conferences about what is new in the
computer chess field. I wouldn't buy a product just because it won a

>zappa won with a big advantage. IMO therefore people get attention and will buy

Not me if it is not UCI/Winboard and meet some other criteria also.

>would you buy an engine that did not win in a competition ?

Yes, I would buy them but they already fail on the first criterium. They are not


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