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Subject: Re: WCCC and some NPS observations

Author: Bruce Moreland

Date: 13:48:31 06/24/99

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On June 24, 1999 at 02:05:25, blass uri wrote:

>On June 23, 1999 at 22:03:50, Bruce Moreland wrote:
>>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.
>I think that mindscape sells more copies of chesmaster relative to the number of
>engines that chessbase sells.

Clearly this is true.  If you are talking US software store market, someone who
wants to buy a chess program for themselves or as a gift will surely end up
walking out of the store with Chessmaster.

I'm talking about non mass-market stuff.


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