Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

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Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by FriedmannC » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:35 am

If Komodo 8 will be released by Chessbase, does this mean Robert Houdart quit the Houdini project? Best regards!

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Vinvin » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:00 pm

FriedmannC wrote:If Komodo 8 will be released by Chessbase, does this mean Robert Houdart quit the Houdini project? Best regards!
We get no more news from Robert for about 6 months now.

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Roger Brown » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:10 pm

FriedmannC wrote:If Komodo 8 will be released by Chessbase, does this mean Robert Houdart quit the Houdini project? Best regards!

Teodoriu Catalin,

The logic of your question escapes me. What does the release of one chess engine by Chessbase (more correctly, the release of the gui with the UCI executable) have to do with the actions of a chess engine author who is involved on a totally different engine?

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by shrapnel » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:10 pm

FriedmannC wrote:If Komodo 8 will be released by Chessbase, does this mean Robert Houdart quit the Houdini project? Best regards!
Hi
Roger Brown is correct. Think of Chessbase as a woman. If she gives birth to one child, it does not mean that she will not give birth to more children ! :)
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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Mithu » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:13 am

shrapnel wrote:
FriedmannC wrote:If Komodo 8 will be released by Chessbase, does this mean Robert Houdart quit the Houdini project? Best regards!
Hi
Roger Brown is correct. Think of Chessbase as a woman. If she gives birth to one child, it does not mean that she will not give birth to more children ! :)
Another similarity would be just the same way as a woman is free to marry (and divorce) based on the same reasons . :roll:

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by AdminX » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:01 pm

It would have been great if they had at least included a set of the 3, 4, and 5 men SyzygyBases on the disc.

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by NATIONAL12 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:28 pm

Houdini is a dead duck.Could not stand Roberts arrogance about chess,all he was was a programmer.

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Sean Evans » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:01 am

NATIONAL12 wrote:Houdini is a dead duck.Could not stand Roberts arrogance about chess,all he was was a programmer.
He was a BA Mathematics not a programmer; however, he was quite the plagiarist!

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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:38 pm

Sean Evans wrote:
NATIONAL12 wrote:Houdini is a dead duck.Could not stand Roberts arrogance about chess,all he was was a programmer.
He was a BA Mathematics not a programmer; however, he was quite the plagiarist!

Sean

He doesn't have a university degree as far as I'm concerned....
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Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Post by Jouni » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:14 pm

I think, that Houdart was very clever and made quite a lot of money from Houdini. Any idea how many H3 and H4 were sold?
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