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Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:29 pm

Hi there,

for some years Allard Siemelink gave me the permission to add Spark on my site (if I remember).
But today I have forgotten for which version I got the permission.

Spark is currently not available and this is very bad becuase Spark is one of the most interesting attacker with a very aggressive playing style with many pieces on board.

We should ask Allard Siemelink for a download file (all in one, Bright and Spark from him, and all version in one file).

Unfortunately, I don't have the E-Mail address from Allard.
All what I know is that he moved from The Netherlands to U.S.A. for many years.

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Frank
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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Werner » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:40 pm

Hi Frank,
sorry - no email adress.
Here are some of his engines for download: http://members.ziggo.nl/allard.siemelink/spark/
I have 0.3-0.5, 1.0 x64, w32 and a version 1.1beta w32 (untested)
Werner

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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:51 pm

Hi Werner,

yes, the version 1.1 Beta w32 = private version but I believe I got here the permission to added in on my site.
The last I read from him is that he working on 1.1 x64 version with some other ideas with perhaps 30-40 Elo gain (for many years).

From Bright I have:
0.2c, 0.3a, 0.4a, 0.5b, 0.5c CEGT, 0.5c

From Spark I have different versions more for 0.3 as you wrote.

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Frank

The web site URL you added are not working for me!
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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by carldaman » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:46 pm

Frank, I remember you got permission to add a Spark 1.1 download, including older versions, to your site a few months ago.
It was in early May that I did download it.

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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:55 pm

Hi,

I added the file yes and delete the file 1 or 2 days later.
I am searching two days in my older E-Mail backups and can't find his mail with the permission.
Possible he gave the permission via forum message?!

For some reason I lost different E-Mail backups.
So my E-Mail directory from the last 25 years isn't complete.

Not easy to search because I am using older Outlook, TheBat versions and install all on an older Win98 and WinNT systems.
Over 2 million mails ... but many of them are Parsimony fora messages.

Without to have it I cann't offer the file, that's quite clear.

Same for AnMon CB protocol version I found here.
Not sure, gave Christian Barreteau the permission or not.

Same for MCS Zarkov versions.
I wrote a mail for some hours to Ossi Weiner because I like it to have the Zarkov collection complete.

I should not looking in older things.
Not a good idea I think but Spark is a very important / great program ... should be available!

Best
Frank

Maybe an American can search the name in phone-books or so ...
No idea with possibilites the Americans have here.
Sorry, but I can't hold the information I got all the years in my brain.
Some things I have forgotten.
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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 pm

https://web.archive.org/web/20120302103 ... ink/spark/

That's fine!
An user sent me the information!
Many thanks A. !!

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Frank

Link added in my "TOP engines sites".
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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Sergio Martinez » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 pm

I have an old email address from Allard, tell me it if need :)
Member of the CCRL Group. Write me if you want I test your engine.

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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:50 am

Hi Sergio,

maybe an other I have.
Could you send me the mail adress via PM?

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Frank
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Re: Spark by Allard Siemelink ...

Post by Sergio Martinez » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:46 pm

Frank Quisinsky wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:50 am
Hi Sergio,

maybe an other I have.
Could you send me the mail adress via PM?

Best and thanks!
Frank
Sent :wink:
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