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Subject: Re: knowledge and blitz; search and long games

Author: Robert Allgeuer

Date: 05:28:06 02/15/06

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On February 15, 2006 at 03:07:50, Joseph Ciarrochi wrote:

>I have observed that Fruit 2.2.1 tends to play poorly at blitz and improve
>steadly with long time controls, with it being an absolute god on the longest
>time controls (SSDF). In contrast, both rybka and fritz 9 play blitz well.

It is most probably not that easy:
Up to Fruit 2.0 Fruit was a Blitzer and lost relative playing strength the
longer the time control was, more so than most other engines. This behaviour was
cured first in the first Toga release and then in Fruit 2.1. Specifically Toga
did not have more knowledge than Fruit 2.0.


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