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

Author: George Tsavdaris

Date: 16:36:29 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 19:30:35, Heinz van Kempen wrote:

>On December 22, 2005 at 19:14:25, George Tsavdaris wrote:
>> Indeed as your examples have shown there are many dubious(not necessarily bad)
>>lines. I agree that this is not a good test suite but only if the engines don't
>>play a position one as black and one as white. If they get at random some
>>positions with white and some with black then there is a problem.......
>> BTW what test suite is used: 440 or 220 ? Uri said 220 while Heinz said
>Hi George,
>440 positions used. Lines are uncommon, but this really does not mean that they
>are bad. Please have a closer look and see how good engines handle and evaluate
>them and you will be convinced.

I'll have a closer look tomorrow and see what is going on.....
The problem as i see it from Michael's posted positions is that there are some
?! opening moves. And to play a ?! opening move is not the best choice......

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