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Subject: Re: WCCC and some NPS observations

Author: Thorsten Czub

Date: 01:35:40 06/24/99

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On June 23, 1999 at 22:03:50, Bruce Moreland wrote:

I do not hate chessBase. I like Matthias W. and the only thing i don't like
is the actions they do. i have nothing against the persons.
They only try to do a good job. but when their actions are mean,
than i have to criticise this.

>That last question is going to start a forest fire and everyone is going to get
>on Thorsten and he'll probably get kicked out of here again.

Thanks bruce. but it will not happen this way, although they like to do so.
i was in paderborn, i have seen the whole chessbase team "dying", and this
gives me a lot of pleasure to compensate for the next year.

>Chessbase is obviously the 500 pound gorilla of computer chess.  They are
>clearly the Microsoft of this field, which is an odd thing for me to say since I
>used to work for Microsoft, but I think that it fits.
>They have several strong engines.  They have a nice interface.  They sell a lot
>of copies.
>And they have something that Microsoft doesn't have, they  have an attached
>consumer magazine that seems to be the dominant magazine of this type in
>Germany, which is a major market.
>You can't go to one of these tournaments without hearing a lot of strange
>Chessbase/CSS stories.  The rest of these publishers are strange, too, but
>Chessbase seems to be the most aggressive.


I like Matthias Wüllenweber. He is in my opinion ok. But he is only
ONE guy out of a bunch of strange people.

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