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Subject: Re: WCCC and some NPS observations

Author: Albert Silver

Date: 10:03:51 06/25/99

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On June 25, 1999 at 07:09:24, Thorsten Czub wrote:

>On June 24, 1999 at 17:57:41, Heiko Mikala wrote:
>>This is simply not true, Thorsten.
>>I'm not sure, if you were there, when Frans Morsch resigned Fritz's game against
>>Ferret. *If* you were there, you may remember that Jaap van den Herik said "This
>>ends the period of Fritz being World Champion" and someone shouted "And Fritz
>>was a good champion!". All the people around there started to applaud.
>I was there. I applauded for ferret winning.
>I did also applaude because the "period" of fritz ended :-))
>>Not everyone hates Fritz, Thorsten.
>I do not hate fritz. i do not like the playing style and the time-wasting
>nonsense-main-lines with the nonsense-scores in it.
>and i do not like what the company that produces fritz sometimes does.
>and i do not like what the journal that is produced by the chess-base-boss
>writes about fritz. I do not hate them. i have something against their

I would be careful not to qualify Fritz the program according to who produces
it. Fritz is incredibly strong and has it's rightful place in the top spots. I
can't say I like it's style either (which is why I don't spar with it) but it
does come up with interesting moves and is an invaluable aid in analysis.
Clearly you aren't a fan of Chessbase and although Fritz is very much
Chessbase's flagship for chess-playing programs, I wouldn't cease to like a
program for this. A similar stance has been argued regarding players such as
Alekhine. Should one ignore his games because of the strong accusations
concerning his anti-semitism? IMO I would say not. Finally, what exactly is your
complaint regarding Chessbase magazine's comments on Fritz?

                                Albert Silver

>>Really not. In fact you may be in the
>ha - you don't know how many people are my opinion concerning this topic.
>>But you shouldn't spread things as a fact, that are simply wrong.
>I have my opinion, you have yours.
>I say my things, you say yours.

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