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  1. 19 Feb '09 18:16
    How good would engines by if they didn't use opening books?
  2. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Feb '09 18:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Jasen777
    How good would engines by if they didn't use opening books?
    Good enough I guess. Engines are supossed to be somewhat weaker in the opening but they would just take their opponent out of book (i. e. out of their prepared territory) and smash them through some tactical brilliancy in that unfamiliar looking position.
  3. 19 Feb '09 19:01
    Would it give grandmasters an advantage against the strongest engines?
  4. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    19 Feb '09 19:04
    Yes.
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    20 Feb '09 01:37
    Originally posted by Jasen777
    How good would engines by if they didn't use opening books?
    Depends on how much horse power it has!