(In the last comments What has been pointed out is that the EGDBs are designed to make Chessmaster a better player against grand masters, but with the drawback that in the process Chessmaster is made weaker in dead draw positions. In the dead draw K and P vs. K position described earlier, Vlad is the better player because he "keeps the pressure on Black to play properly". (I don't agree with Ebutaljib that only a "beginner" would make a mistake in this position. Maintaining "the opposition" can be a little tricky even if you are a pretty good player but haven't been exposed to it for a while.) If EGDBs can only be "designed to not make a mistake", then they should be programmed to be turned off in a dead draw position. Chessmaster could then consistently play at grandmaster level in all positions, including dead draws. The silly inconsistency of giving up the f3 pawn to immediately force the dead draw seems would then be avoided.
[This message was edited by danleach2 on Thu June 24 2004 at 03:21 PM.]
So I should play against Frederic until I'm good enough to play against the grandmasters?
I believe I can now safely quote a crusty, old journal editor I know: "This discussion is now determinated." On to the next topic!