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   Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Computer Characters
2a: Bunny
2b: Zack Little
2c: The Bull
2d: Katie Lomax
2e: Marvin Johnson
2f: Lizzy
2g: Emily Ferrel
2h: John Stiegel
2i: Mark Stiegel
2j: Sloane Silverman
2k: Miss Morris
2l: Nigel Grey
2m: Rita Firebaugh
2n: Henry Chapman
2o: Bjorn
2p: Theresa Simms
2q: Bill Purcell
2r: Ivan
2s: Vicky Love
2t: Rock Simon
2u: Colin James
2v: Miss Jenkins
2w: Gino Perelli
2x: Barry Blackwell
2y: Jessica Chen
2z: Are You Ready?
3: Create An Opponent 
4: Human Opponent
5: Your Profile
6: Conclusion
7: Version History
8: Copyright Information
 
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Introduction
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The information for Perfect Chessmate is finally up! I can 
now do this FAQ I have been wanting to do for a while.

Now, why did I buy this game? It's quite simple; the game 
was about $5.00 and I always wanted a chess simulation 
game. Was this worth the $5.00? 

OF COURSE IT WAS!!!!!!

This is definitely the best chess simulation game I've 
played. They have almost 100 different board designs, 
amazing and challenging characters, an opponent editor, 
move searches, self-profiles, online play, and much more!

I am only going to cover strategies on defeating the 
opponents the game comes with and help with the opponent 
and self-editor. Common sense will tell you how to change 
boards and offer draws etc.

Okay let's get on with the guide! 

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Computer Characters
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Here's a reference section to the computer characters in 
the game. The information on the guide can be found on the 
game itself so you this as a quick reference, but I do list 
strategies on how to defeat them which the game does not.

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Bunny
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Character: Bunny

Profile: She's a college student who plays pickup games in 
the student union when she can find the time. Always up for 
a quick game.

Rating: 1841

Search Depth: 6

Center Control: 50

Aggressiveness: 75

Experience: 75

Randomness: 25

Mobility: 50

King Safety: 100

Pawn Safety: 25

Contempt For Draw: 0

Strategy:
She always likes to open the game with her Knights and then 
the Pawns. I would suggest using your Pawns against her 
Knights and sweep them away at the beginning. 

About in the middle of the game her Bishops will play a big 
role, you need to get these out of the way as soon as 
possible!

She will not, let me repeat, she will not let her King out 
of her control, she is known for Castling a lot so be 
prepared.

Her Queen plays a big role at all stages of the game and 
she is very good with using it. 

There is a good chance she will not draw during the game, 
so if the situation on your side is hopeless try drawing. 
Do not play her if you just want to draw, because she won't 
accept all the time.

She is definitely NOT recommended for beginners. 

Speed Play:
She plays a hard speed chess games that will leave you 
scratching your head unless you're a very good chess 
player, but in the speed rounds she does leave her self 
open for captures quite a bit.

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Zack Little
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Character: Zack Little

Profile: Plays a lot more chess these days now that he no 
longer follows his band on tour. Plays a solid game 
although an occasional flashback will cause a bad move.

Rating: 1825

Search Depth: 6

Center Control: 100 

Aggressiveness: 50

Experience: 50

Randomness: 75

Mobility: 75

King Safety: 50 

Pawn Safety: 100

Contempt For Draw: 50

Strategy:
He will always start out by moving his Pawns towards the 
center. Make sure you try and play towards the corner of 
the board because he has great center control.

He loves to use his Queen so make sure you try to do 
something to get rid of it, he'll more than likely get out 
of any trap you plan though.

His Bishops are played like a joke and can be taken out 
immediately, so can his Knights.

His Rooks are played superiorly so watch out for them, he 
will more than likely turn a Pawn or two into something 
before the game is over so be careful.

He will rarely draw; the only time he will draw is if the 
situation is really hopeless.

He is NOT recommended for beginners.

Speed Play:
He leaves a lot of open moves during a timed game, look for 
the many opportunities to capture his pieces.

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The Bull
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Character: The Bull

Profile: Ex-con who played a lot in prison to earn smokes. 
Organized tournaments in the pen and was released early on 
good behavior. Needless to say...an aggressive player.

Rating: 1517

Search Depth: 5

Center Control: 50

Aggressiveness: 100

Experience: 50

Randomness: 25

Mobility: 50

King Safety: 75 

Pawn Safety: 50

Contempt For Draw: 75

Strategy:
He will start out by moving his Knights all around the 
board making confusing situations; his Pawns also do some 
confusing traps.

He doesn't move his Queen as much as his other pieces, he 
doesn't move his Bishops much either.

If a trap is setup correctly his Queen can be taken out 
quickly. 

His aggressiveness is where it's going to get a lot of 
people. His Rooks are just plain annoying as is his King 
that likes to Castle a lot.

He will very rarely draw; the only time he will draw is if 
he's down to basically a King and another piece and if you 
have a full board.

He is NOT recommended for beginners.

Speed Play:
His major weakness is his timed games. He moves his pieces 
open a lot and his Pawns are a joke and getting him in 
Checkmate with two Rooks is disgustingly easy. But beware 
HIS Rooks still are very confusing and his Knights are 
about twice as hard.

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Katie Lomax
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Character: Katie Lomax

Profile: Katie is a junior at a small southern high school. 
Although quiet and withdrawn, chess is her escape into a 
world where she can be aggressive and controlling. 

Rating: 1340

Search Depth: 4

Center Control: 50 

Aggressiveness: 80

Experience: 50

Randomness: 0

Mobility: 80

King Safety: 50 

Pawn Safety: 50

Contempt For Draw: 50

Strategy:
She loves to open the game with Pawns; her Knights don't 
play a big role until about the middle of the game unlike 
other players where they use their Knights at the 
beginning. 

Her favorite piece is the Queen, she will use this and her 
Bishops to set up very difficult traps. 

Her Queen cannot be taken out easily; the only way to do it 
is to basically set up a trade trap.

Her powerful aggressiveness and mobility will confuse you. 
She uses her Rooks to put up trap trades a lot.

She won't draw unless it is hopeless for her to win. So 
don't bother offering if you're down on pieces. 

She is NOT recommended for Beginners.

Speed Play:
This is her specialty, she always likes to confuse her 
opponents with confusing opening and ending moves, you need 
to get rid of her Queen and Rooks as soon as possible even 
if it means trading because they will cause big problems 
later on.

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Version History
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Version - .1 - 4/29/01
This long anticipated FAQ was finally started, but for now 
I only have the section on Bunny up, look for the next 
update sometime in the next couple of days.

Version - .3 ñ 5/1/01
I added the sections on Zack Little and The Bull. I also 
corrected some grammar and spelling mistakes.

Version - .4 ñ 5/2/01
I added the section on Katie Lomax.

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Copyright Information
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This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2001 Alex Shapiro. This FAQ is 
for private and personal use only. It may NOT be used on 
any website other than the following sites:

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If you would like to post this FAQ on a site, book, 
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