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Subject: Re: The Limits of Positional Knowledge

Author: Mike Casta˝uela

Date: 07:39:32 11/16/99

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Wow. If this is so, then if memory no fails me, then you're
(otherwise IMO inteligent):

 Herman Hesse

On November 16, 1999 at 03:49:25, Bella Freud wrote:

>On November 15, 1999 at 23:25:43, KarinsDad wrote:
>>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 :)
>I already told you. I think you lie. That your "chess program" does not exist.

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