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Subject: Re: Collector's Corner.Wiki Entry For The Mephisto III

Author: Thorsten Czub

Date: 01:30:57 03/08/06

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On March 07, 2006 at 09:01:59, Steve B wrote:

>Tell us Thorsten, what the big noise was all about ?
>1983 Regards

it shows how many years ahead Thomas Nitsche and Elmar Henne were, when they
planned Mephisto III.

The article is out of a german chess magazin from 1984.

I have it also on my web site:

Chapter 5

chapter 6 than shows how this intelligent program won the championship (together
with others).

Its amazing how early Nitsche saw this concept and the needs to implement it in
a commcercial machine.

Its a pity that thomas was not allowed to develop the concept for H+G in the
next years to come.

the article shows the concept of Mephisto III with the 3 part search.

One can say that here you have the nullmove idea realized in a dedicated chess
computer long before this concept appeared elsewhere.

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