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Vinvin
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Re: Engine Style

Post by Vinvin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:04 am

Marek Soszynski wrote:
  • Loop - extremely strong, particularly aggressive in the opening
+Very tactical
+Weak in endgame
Marek Soszynski wrote:
  • Rybka - conservative in the opening, without equal in the middlegame when in a dozen or so moves it can turn an inferior position into a superior one, even against top engines, through subtle manoeuvring and super-accurate piece placement
+Very good handle of passed pawn
+Weak in tactic in wild position/king attack

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Re: Engine Style

Post by Andre van Ark » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:11 am

cooldalek wrote:gerold and Marek seem to have different views on Junior 10.

Anyone want to add a third opinion?

Is it still "speculative"?

I am toying with buying it
Hi, Yes, Junior is still speculative. The good thing is that it gives a spectaculair game. The bad thing is that it sacrifies a pawn too easily, without enough compensation, so that it loses the endgame without a chance.

Overall: a very nice and unique engine :P

André

Harvey Williamson

Re: Engine Style

Post by Harvey Williamson » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:54 am

André van Ark wrote:
cooldalek wrote:gerold and Marek seem to have different views on Junior 10.

Anyone want to add a third opinion?

Is it still "speculative"?

I am toying with buying it
Hi, Yes, Junior is still speculative. The good thing is that it gives a spectaculair game. The bad thing is that it sacrifies a pawn too easily, without enough compensation, so that it loses the endgame without a chance.

Overall: a very nice and unique engine :P

André
Hi Andre,

What does jeroen think? Does he like it or just poop?

Harvey

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