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Subject: Re: WCCC and some NPS observations

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 09:47:00 06/23/99

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On June 23, 1999 at 12:41:02, Eugene Nalimov wrote:

>On June 23, 1999 at 09:56:54, Dave Gomboc wrote:
>
>>On June 23, 1999 at 09:23:12, Thorsten Czub wrote:
>>
>>>has not helped much.
>>>the score in the games i have seen in paderborn was not
>>>an example of beeing more intelligent. :-))
>>
>>Fritz finished in 3rd place.  This was a highly competitive field, and 3rd place
>>is IMO an excellent result.
>>
>>I didn't see CSTal there.  Excuses about a $500 entry fee notwithstanding, I can
>>only presume that if it had been there, it would have been crushed by programs
>>like Fritz.  Of course, we all know how intelligent that would have made CSTal
>>look.
>>
>>Dave
>
>CSTal may score not very bad against the programs, but that was definitely not
>the goal of its' programmers. The goal was to have the exciting games against
>humans, and I beleive that goal was more-or-less achieved.
>
>Eugene

I agree that it has been more successful in this regard.

Enterprising play and the "intelligence" Thorsten claims that Fritz lacks aren't
synonymous, though.

Dave



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