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Subject: Re: On the Harry Schnapp book - intended primarily to Dieter Eberle

Author: GŁnther Simon

Date: 09:04:05 02/21/06

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On February 21, 2006 at 11:19:27, Uri Blass wrote:

>On February 21, 2006 at 01:30:34, Gabor Szots wrote:
>>On February 20, 2006 at 16:19:48, Dieter Eberle wrote:
>>>Hi Gabor,
>>>none of the lines you posted is bad. They may not be played every day by
>>>Kasparov but if you check them with a strong engine like Rybka beta13b you will
>>>find out that the maximal deviation from zero is far below +/- 1, a good result
>>>for a general book in my opinion.
>>>Astonished, Dieter
>>Hi Dieter,
>>I submitted all games with the HS book. I did not claim all the lines were bad.
>>I said the were bizarre. Most of them is too passive to be good. If an engine
>>comes out of the opening with -0.65 (as was the case in Spike vs. Pro Deo) it
>>will probably lose against an opponent of its own caliber.
>I do not agree with it.
>-0.65 is not a good predictor of result in the opening.
>take the following position from the noomen match
>r2q1rk1/3nppbp/b2p1np1/2pP4/8/2N2NP1/PP2PPBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 11
>Glaurung say 0.65 pawns for white after a minute of search

...snip... AFAIK we speak about -0.65 for _White_! after book end
and that is quite different and IMHO already downhill.


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