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Subject: Re: WCCC and some NPS observations

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 10:30:06 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.

>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.
I would add that CS-Tal plays pretty chess from what I have seen.  140 move
grind-it-out draws are one of the horrible things about computer chess.  You
will not likely see CS-Tal play a lot of those.



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