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- Full name: Guenther Simon
*strongly influenced by the '10 years after' post in the programming section*
Today it is exactly four years after the last entry in Leos 'Engine news'.
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Updated: K2 v0.35 (WB, also sources.)
Updated: Crafty v23.7 (also X64 & sources!)
The first entry AFAIK was in March 2002!
This means he ran that valuable service for 11 1/2 years!
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WBEC and RWBC were very helpful to me when I first became interested in computer chess.
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Yeah its sad that he passed away his site is what introduced me to computer chess learned so much from his site.
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jmartus wrote:Yeah its sad that he passed away his site is what introduced me to computer chess learned so much from his site.
Same here. Particularly his tournaments. IIRC, they were 4 round-robin, with about 18 participants in each level. Engines who did well moved up in level. Organized like soccer leagues. He also insisted on pondering which is rare today. Engines provided their own opening books, and those that did not have one, were given one created by Leo.
A computer once beat me at chess. but it was no match for me at kickboxing. -- Emo Philips