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Glenn Overby II wrote on 2003-05-16 UTC
<p><i>John wrote: The selection for options 2 and 3 should be limited to variants posted at the time the contest is announced.</i> <p>I concur, for the reasons you stated. <p><i>Antoine wrote: I would suggest to draw randomly the games for 'choice 1' among all the recognized variants.</i> <p>I think that some recognized variants are clearly superior for purposes of the competition, and others clearly less than suitable. But a random draw between 20 or so games <i>might</i> be OK. <p><i>Antoine also wrote: I don't believe a player should have to be skilled in only four variants to win the Championship.</i> <p>I agree. But I also believe that as we <i>require</i> each player to know a greater number of games, we also reduce the number of players who may be willing to enter. <p><i>And Antoine asked: 'No player may use a machine for active assistance in analysis.' Does this mean we cannot use Zillions at all, or simply that we may not have Zillions search the better move...</i> <p>You can use Zillions as a record keeper. You cannot use Zillions as an advisor. (Enforcing this, as with all rules about outside aid in correspondence play, is of course largely a matter of honour.)

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