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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by mclane » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:00 pm

its still completely shocking for me to read that in other countries people cannot pay for their medicine.
in many countries here its free.

and we are NOT living under communism.

sad thing.
What seems like a fairy tale today may be reality tomorrow.
Here we have a fairy tale of the day after tomorrow....

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Daniel Shawul » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:27 am

Sad to hear this! RIP

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by sedicla » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:43 am

Condolences to family and friends.


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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Look » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:32 pm

It is such a loss. He will be remembered, I suspect.

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by bob » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:26 pm

Really sad news. I met Steven back in either the late 70's or early 80's at an ACM computer chess tournament. I remember two of his programs he competed with, AI Chess and Spectre. We kept in touch and somewhere in 1995 I added support for his endgame table bases. He also generated a few of the 5 piece files (he originally distributed only 3-4 piece files as there was no compression. He also wrote the EPD support for Crafty and then started distributing a generic version as his "EPD kit".

I had wondered what had happened to his perft updates, as once he started on something he never seemed to quit until it was done...

RIP Steven

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Karlo Bala » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:03 am

Really sad news :(
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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by ankan » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:40 am

Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by jefk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:02 am

Dann Corbit wrote: He had many serious medical problems, including diabetes, congestive heart failure and tachycardia. He often had problems paying for his medicines, and I hope that did not play a role.
sad story indeed, i remember that only a few months ago his
father passed away, which led to many condolescences here; btw i
still remember his awesome epdpfga routine in crafty with
which i started some of my research in chess openings..
R.I.P. mr Edwards

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Ajedrecista » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:30 am


I felt sorry when I read that. Not in vain, my first post at TalkChess was in a thread about perft estimates that he started more than five years ago:

Perft(13) betting pool

Since then, I have answered a lot of his threads about perft. I thought that after Ankan's and Peter's confirmations of Perft(14), he could stop posting weekly in his Perft(14) thread because of lack of interest in sharing a track of the project, but the reality seems to be way different.

My condolences.

Regards from Spain.


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