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I never guess. It is a shocking habit — destructive to the logical faculty [1]

a Chess Engine Communication Protocol compliant chess engine by Andreas Herrmann, written in Delphi. It applies NegaScout with null move pruning, and generate moves with the help of piece tables. Holmes played the IPCCC 2001, IPCCC 2003, and the ICT 2002, and later evolved to BlackBishop.

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ICT 2002, GoldBar MMII - Holmes [2], Andreas Herrmann talking with Eric van Reem [3]

[Event "ICT 2002"]
[Site "Leiden NLD"]
[Date "2002.05.31"]
[Round "03"]
[White "GoldBar MMII"]
[Black "Holmes"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nxd4 exd4 5.O-O Bc5 6.Bc4 d6 7.c3 Qf6 8.d3 Ne7 9.Qh5 O-O 
10.Bg5 Qg6 11.Qxg6 Nxg6 12.b4 Bb6 13.Bd2 Ne5 14.a4 Nxc4 15.dxc4 a5 16.bxa5 Bc5 17.cxd4 
Bxd4 18.Nc3 Be6 19.Rab1 Bxc4 20.Rfc1 c5 21.Bf4 Rxa5 22.Bxd6 Bxc3 23.Rxc3 Rxa4 24.Bxf8 
Kxf8 25.Rbc1 b5 26.Rh3 b4 27.f4 b3 28.Rb1 Rb4 29.Rb2 f5 30.exf5 Bf7 31.Rc3 Rb5 32.g4 c4 
33.Kf2 h5 34.Rb1 hxg4 35.Kg3 Rxf5 36.Kxg4 Be6 37.Kg3 Rb5 38.Rb2 g6 39.Kf2 Ke7 40.Ke3 Kd6 
41.Kd4 Rd5+ 42.Ke3 Rd1 43.Ke2 Bg4+ 44.Kf2 Kd5 45.Rb1 0-1

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