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Subject: Re: Thanks for extracting this!

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 11:32:23 01/03/06

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On January 03, 2006 at 06:46:22, Uri Blass wrote:

>On January 03, 2006 at 06:30:51, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>
>>On January 02, 2006 at 18:29:31, Otello Gnaramori wrote:
>>
>>>On January 02, 2006 at 15:11:08, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>>
>>>>In my eyes what rybka doing is very basic. Like fruit's eval + simple kingsafety
>>>>+ very little more than that, but real well tuned.
>>>>
>>>>In my definition that is not much. That's real simple stuff.
>>>
>>>
>>>I don't think it is so simple...I strongly suspect that Rybka has a special
>>>evaluation fuction with a _lot_ of knowledge inside...the tuning isn't enough to
>>>explain that brilliant performances.
>>>I tend to agree with Uri.
>>
>>Wouldn't you have thought the same thing about Fruit if you had never seen the
>>source?
>>
>>--
>>GCP
>
>I think that fruit also has a lot of knowledge inside of it relative to weaker
>programs.
>
>Weaker programs may have bigger evaluation but bigger evaluation is not chess
>knowledge.

As Christophe Theron has aptly pointed out (on several occasions), better search
also results in more knowledge.



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