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Subject: Re: My thoughts on these positions for what it's worth.

Author: Heinz van Kempen

Date: 20:30:46 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 22:54:42, Harry Schnapp wrote:

>On December 22, 2005 at 21:11:01, Graham Banks wrote:
>
>>Before you look at my brief assesment of each position, please be aware that I'm
>>not being critical of Harry here.
>>Every book, professional or amateur, has some dubious lines.
>>
>    Shredder 9 gives FOR EACH LINE under +-1 !!!.
>    NOT ONE EXAMPLE is proper for imbalance!!!.
>    It's computerchess eng-eng not always Anand vs.Kramnik or
>    Leko vs. Adams.
>    More does not give to commentate it.
>
>      Harry.
>

Hi Harry,

Exactly.

I tested the positions again. Highest value was +0.59 after Shredder 9
calculating for a few minutes. Show me another test suite or book that gives so
balanced lines. For Nunn positions Robert Allgeuer made some investigations sent
to me by email that they are not all balanced, some give a score of more than
70% to White or Black overall. Nommen Suite also has known weaknesses. I played
many thousand games with all of them and I am happy to have found a better
alternative now.

Best Regards
Heinz



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