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

Author: Heinz van Kempen

Date: 15:32:49 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 18:22:05, Drexel,Michael wrote:

>On December 22, 2005 at 16:48:39, Heinz van Kempen wrote:
>>>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.
>>Hi Michael,
>>I do not agree, because I watched many games. I canīt see anything weird in it >In Nunn Suite 2 you have position 14 which in many games leads to quick
>>threefold repetition. I also used this one in former times.
>>Best Regards
>There are lots of crappy opening lines in H.Schnapp 440 Suite.
>You can hardly deny this.
>Many strange openings like 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. e3, 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6
>3. Qc2, 1.d4 Sf6 2.c4 e6 3.f3 etc.
>and also outright blunders:
>[Event "EventX"]
>[Site "SiteX"]
>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>[Round "?"]
>[White "PlayerY"]
>[Black "PlayerX"]
>[Result "*"]
>[ECO "B32"]
>[PlyCount "18"]
>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. d4 d6 5. g4 h6 6. h4 a6 7. Bg2 Be7 8. Be3 Nxd4
>9. Nxd4 cxd4 *

Hi Michael,

maybe that you do not like many positions personally. But that is not the point.
They have to be appropriate for engine vs. engine matches, not for humans. Every
position (when out of line) is tested with Shredder 9, known for good evalution.

Most positions are from Encyclopedia A by the way and there are some rare ones,
what is intended. Harry wrote to me his thoughts about this and for me it was
convincing. I could send to you more info via email.

Of course when there is critics Harry will try to improve, like he always does.

Best Regards

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