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Subject: Re: The Limits of Positional Knowledge

Author: KarinsDad

Date: 20:25:43 11/15/99

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On November 15, 1999 at 17:36:28, Bella Freud wrote:

>I consider it needs 24 hours to digest the true genius of your post.
>It generated in me an instant crystalisation of thought. Just by your inversion.
>Chess programs are playing "negative" chess. They avoid obvious loss by ply N.
>For them perfection is in loss avoidance (the not totally obvious opposite of
>win seeking). Therefore no style, no plan, no class. Just dumb obstructionism.

I posted this same thought a few months back. Of course, my post was not as
eloquent or well thought out as Ratko's. You must have missed it. I guess the
idea is not that appealing to you anymore since I never contribute anything

KarinsDad :)

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