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Subject: Re: Best Gambit engine?

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 10:33:07 03/07/06

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On March 07, 2006 at 13:09:49, Per Jørgensen wrote:

>On March 07, 2006 at 12:43:28, Dom Leste wrote:
>>Being a fun of unbalanced and attacking chess i would like to know which engine
>>these days are best with gambit style chess?
>Hi Dom!
>It's a very good question and it's hard to give a clear, straight answer. No
>doubt, Rybka as the new topengine has got to be good in every aspect of chess
>including playing gambits.

Rybka plays bad in the endgame.  In the opening and middlegame Rybka is vastly

>I am still waiting for Rybka 1.1 to arrive and that's
>why I haven't been testing Rybka. However, I have some information that might
>interest you. I am doing my testwork and running a ratinglist on the basis of 10
>fixed openingpositions (and the engines have no access to any openingbook). Each
>engine is playing against all other engines with both white and black in each
>fixed openingposition. These 10 fixed openingpositions are very different, some
>closed, positional and some open and more tactical. One of these is King's
>gambit. The engines have got to play this opening from this basicposition:
>1.e4,e5 2.f4
>I can tell you that most of these games are very entertaining and spectacular.
>Which engine is the best to play the white pieces in this classic opening:
>1. Hiarcs 10 (Hypermodern ON) 90%!!
>2-3. Toga II 1.1a and surprisingly SmarThink 1.00 each 76,7%
>4. Shredder 9 73,3%
>5-6. Fruit 2.2.1 and Fritz 9 each 56,7%
>In no other opening Hiarcs 10 has such a high winning-percentage with the white
>pieces (the next best is Queens Indian with 80%).
>When Rybka 1.1 hopefully soon will be released I am very curious to see if Rybka
>can exceed this extraordinary white-score of Hiarcs 10 in King's gambit. Quiet
>frankly, I doubt it but we'll see soon.

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