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

Author: Drexel,Michael

Date: 15:42:22 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 18:32:49, Heinz van Kempen wrote:

>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.

No, there are definitely many lines a master would never play.


>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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