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De Vos W
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Houdini & ICC

Post by De Vos W » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:10 am

Another Houdini sighting
by bhandelman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:10 am

NM Dan Heisman provides weekly videos on ICC, analysis of amateur games to help people identify their weaknesses. In the past he has used Rybka, but in his latest video, Fine Combination not Consumated, he announces he is using Houdini instead. Dan is a great teacher, his videos and books and articles are amazing, so I see it as a pretty telling sign of the acceptance of Houdini if Dan is using it now.Benjamin Handelman
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http://www.open-chess.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1109
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Re: Houdini & ICC

Post by Albert Silver » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:52 pm

De Vos W wrote:Another Houdini sighting
by bhandelman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:10 am

NM Dan Heisman provides weekly videos on ICC, analysis of amateur games to help people identify their weaknesses. In the past he has used Rybka, but in his latest video, Fine Combination not Consumated, he announces he is using Houdini instead. Dan is a great teacher, his videos and books and articles are amazing, so I see it as a pretty telling sign of the acceptance of Houdini if Dan is using it now.Benjamin Handelman
ICC/FICS/Playchess - bhandelman

http://www.open-chess.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1109
That doesn't really have anything to do with ICC. Dan can use whatever he likes to analyze his games, and ICC won't have a thing to say about it. It's as if Ftacnik, commenting a game on Playchess, commented that Houdini thought the position equal. It is not a Playchess decision, it is the player's.
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