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Does anyone have any idea of the quality of the chess engine they are
adding to the Nook. Strength, options, etc.
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On 4/30/10 5:51 PM, WzeroMN wrote:
Does anyone have any idea of the quality of the chess engine they are
adding to the Nook. Strength, options, etc.


Probably gnu-chess. Which means really weak.

However, a chess engine is going to be a disaster on a device like this.
Which is supposed to be all about battery life. Chess engines are the
most active program you can put on any device, and will dramatically
lower the life of the battery.

If they are smart they will put reversi on, and solitare, and keep those
batteries buff, and nobody will get confused that somehow this is a
reasonable thing to do on a ebook reader.

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