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Subject: Re: Hiarcs 10 first results - Harry Schnapp test suite 440 used

Author: Drexel,Michael

Date: 11:43:12 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 06:03:49, Heinz van Kempen wrote:

>Hi Uri,
>the advantage with Harry´s suite is that all lines are handpicked and tested by
>Harry Schnapp, who is by the way a very good chess player. They are chosen with
>many considerations and not only put togehter more or less randomly. I mean you
>can also compose a book by just taking MegaBase or something like that, give
>average opposition ELO of 2600 and set some weights. Even I could do this. This
>is exactly what Harry does not. He evalutated each single line and tested it to
>make sure that there is no big advantage for one side.

ROTFL! This suite can only can be called weird. I could name several examples
where one side has a big advantage.
The 50 Noomen positions are way better.


>No quick threefold repetitions after being out of the pregiven line. They mainly
>stop at a point where engines have to show to "understand" it. 220 positions
>with 8 moves (16 plies), 220 more with seventeen plies to avoid doubles when
>used as a book. There will be bigger suites and books I assume, but for this one
>I am really considering to use them in a way I did with Nunn positions in former
>times. I am watching games for weeks now with this suite and I am really
>impressed by the quality of the suite and by Harry´s dedicated work.
>Best Regards

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