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Subject: Re: What is Botvinnik's legacy to computer chess?

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 11:13:41 02/21/00

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On February 21, 2000 at 10:18:31, blass uri wrote:

>On February 20, 2000 at 15:13:06, Peter McKenzie wrote:
>
>>On February 20, 2000 at 14:39:24, Christophe Theron wrote:
>>
>>>On February 20, 2000 at 01:39:09, Drazen Marovic wrote:
>>>
>>>>What is Botvinnik's legacy to computer chess?
>>>
>>>
>>>That to write a good chess program it's better not to be a strong chess player.
>>
>>No, really, you have it wrong.
>>It is that people with a last name starting with 'B' have trouble creating a
>>strong program.  Its obvious: Botvinnik, Berliner etc etc
>
>
>What about Amir Ban?
>Do you think that he can do a better program if he changes his last name?
>
>Uri Blass

I think it was just a joke. :)

Dave



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