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by Thomas Mayer
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Losing a doctorate degree!
Replies: 43
Views: 6584

Re: If I remember in a correct way......

The expert was Chrilly Donninger. Anyway, it was about List and not Loop and was some years before the version under suspicion arises. Thomas, do you also know the accuser ? The close I can get: One expert said: “LIST was playing out of its skin. We were shocked by some of the great moves it came u...
by Thomas Mayer
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Losing a doctorate degree!
Replies: 43
Views: 6584

Re: If I remember in a correct way......

Hi Vincent, http://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Fritz+Reul We are now pleased to announce that Mr Reul has since submitted his program code to the scrutiny of an expert approved by the ICGA tournament committee and that this expert has declared Mr. Reul’s code to be completely above board, with n...
by Thomas Mayer
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Losing a doctorate degree!
Replies: 43
Views: 6584

Re: If I remember in a correct way......

http://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Fritz+Reul We are now pleased to announce that Mr Reul has since submitted his program code to the scrutiny of an expert approved by the ICGA tournament committee and that this expert has declared Mr. Reul’s code to be completely above board, with no sign of a...
by Thomas Mayer
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engine origins forum
Replies: 22
Views: 2623

Re: Engine origins forum

I disagree with the policy of moving threads there. It is NOT as useful to post there as in the public fora. Why? One can't provide links to discussions there because one can't follow the link without joining. That is, and always has been, an issue. That is why the past moderators RARELY moved thre...
by Thomas Mayer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: DIY USB Chess Board
Replies: 12
Views: 4434

Re: DIY USB Chess Board

I have updated my site with a new 'Modern' style board. The boards are compatable with Fritz and Chessmaster but unfortunately Matt the software engineer can't get Arena or Winboard to work 100% If anyone has any ideas how we could do away with the Dream Cheeky USB control unit and use another chea...
by Thomas Mayer
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA response to ChessBase 4-part article
Replies: 65
Views: 12132

Re: ICGA response to ChessBase 4-part article

Hi Sven, Again, as Roger already pointed out, only Vas could stop all those fruitless discussions, but as long he answers on everything "that is a private question which I do not want to answer" we will never have any light in that discussion. I have no idea why Vas acts this way since the beginning...
by Thomas Mayer
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA response to ChessBase 4-part article
Replies: 65
Views: 12132

Re: ICGA response to ChessBase 4-part article

Hi Kai, Ippo issue is almost solved. Vas said that IPPOLIT seems to him not to be original, because it doesn't seem typed manually. Still, he has to prove that it is a clone of Rybka. RobboLito IS original, as Vas said, (therefore all other Ippos), because it was typed by hand. Why did you not read ...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??
Replies: 22
Views: 2950

Re: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??

On what possible grounds could a lawyer seek to force ChessBase to publish the opinions of Mark Watkins - or indeed any other person on the planet? It is a german company which has to obey german law. According to that there is a measurment in the "law for media" which roughly translates into somet...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??
Replies: 22
Views: 2950

Re: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??

A list of representatives will not be sufficient to form a legal entity. I'm not sure what the minimum requirements are (which are probably different depending on the countries, each). But I would guess it should be something like a regular, registered club, at least. Something the "authorities" ha...
by Thomas Mayer
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??
Replies: 22
Views: 2950

Re: Why No Chessbase News On Mark Watkins Article??

Mike S. wrote:Does anyone have information if the ICGA is a legal entitiy (corporate body), anywhere, anyhow?

Only natural persons or legal entities can go to court.
Hi Michael,

well, at least I think so:

http://icga.uvt.nl/?page_id=159

Greets, Thomas