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a Clone of Mark Lefler's program Now and "successor" of Almond, both by fake author "Richard Hall" [1], an alleged student from University of Michigan. He asked the CSVN via Jan Krabbenbos and Hans Secelle to play the ICT 2010 with Almond as well the DOCCC 2010 with Scaramanga, operated by Hans Secelle who regularly contacted "Richard Hall" [2].

Harvey Williamson raised suspicions after Scaramanga was connected from an Indian server at Playchess, and Hans Secelle sent the source code applied to Don Dailey forwarded for confirmation to Mark Lefler. Mark admitted he had naively shared his source code with someone who said he was named "Chinmay" who offered to run Now in a tournament with faster hardware and better compiler, and said he had operated Rybka at ACCA 2008 [3].

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  1. ^ Bedrog (Fraud) CSVN site (Dutch), translated by Babel Fish
  2. ^ Hans Secelle (2011). Scaramanga: het verhaal van een ontmaskering of'Het pad van een operator is met doornen geplaveid', Computerschaak No. 1, Feb 2011
  3. ^ Scaramanga is a Clone by Harvey Williamson, Hiarcs Forum, Dec 31, 2010

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