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Re: Xboard and Gnuchess the weakest link?



Captain Bubudiu wrote:

> Linux boasts of the strongest chess entity in the form
> of  Hydra which replaced Deep Blue (IBM RS/6000
> powerhouse). More info : look at an article on
> slashdot posted by Captain Bubudiu
>
http://games.slashdot.org/games/05/06/25/1831213.shtml?tid=231&tid=202&tid=10
> 
> However Gnuchess and Xboard are the weakest when you
> compare Winboard (Xboard on windows) or even
> Xboard/Gnuchess to Fritz 1.  Xboard/Gnuchess do not
> have the features of Fritz 1 yet Fritz 9 is  being
> released this fall.

I'm not a chess guru,
but I must admit I was surprised gnuchess did not seem to offer hints
as to the best next move,
as did my opponent's Windows chess program.

Maybe I was overlooking something?

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