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- - By florin schnapp Date 2012-05-13 10:32
I hereby wish to inform you that my beloved father, Harry Schnapp, passed away on Mai 5th 2012 at the age of 77. Many thanks to those who appreciated and supported him.

Florin Schnapp
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 12:32
I send my condolences, his HS-Master books were very useful to me.
Parent - By Ozymandias (****) Date 2012-05-13 13:02
His contribution to computer chess was unique, engine books that did NOT rely on engine games. Their books weren't at all your average "playchess dump", instead he collected a LOT of information about current opening theory (at the time of publishing). He did much work and made it available for everybody, a real loss.
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2012-05-13 13:27
That is sad news. My condolences.
Parent - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-13 13:57
my condolences...his books were a masterpieces,he made a very good job
Parent - By Ray (****) Date 2012-05-13 13:59
Very sad news. His contribution to chess was immeasurable.
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2012-05-13 14:42
Sad news, my condolences.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 15:25
Thank you for letting us know of his passing. Harry's love for,  and contribution to computer chess, will be remembered for years to come.
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2012-05-13 15:54
May his soul rest in Peace
Parent - By Chaotic Chess (****) Date 2012-05-13 16:22
Rest in peace :sad:
Parent - By Graham Banks (*****) Date 2012-05-13 18:10
Sorry to hear that Florin. Harry contributed much to the computer chess community and I exchanged many emails with him. My sincere condolences to the family.
Parent - By Patrick Buchmann (**) Date 2012-05-13 18:21
Ich bin sehr traurig.

Wir haben uns nie getroffen trotzdem schrieb er mir öffters ich sei ein Freund.

Ich bin stoltz dass er mich auserwählt hatte um seine Eröffnungsbücher zu verbreiten.

Meine Gedanken sind bei seiner Familie.

Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 19:09
We're very sorry to hear this.  Our condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Parent - By troy (*) Date 2012-05-14 07:16 Edited 2012-05-14 07:18
my condolences also
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss
Parent - By Morpheus (****) Date 2012-05-14 12:52
Sad, Sad . My condolences. :sad:
Parent - By InspectorGadget (*****) Date 2012-05-14 18:41
Receive my deepest condolences.
Parent - - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2012-05-14 22:02
I thought Harry would live  forever or i at least hoped so,in all my engine testing i used Harry's books and will continue to do so,deepest condolences to you and your family on this sad occastion.
I spoke to your dad many times. on various forums and if i questioned a book move he would reply so quickly i was amazed.

Very sad news indeed.Could you leave his opening book links up as Harry left a legacy for the chess fraternity.

Sad regards Paul Watson.
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-15 01:20 Edited 2012-05-20 15:34

> Could you leave his opening book links up as Harry left a legacy for the chess fraternity.

HS Masterbook 4.0 (6 parts):

Someone needs to reupload this which is no longer functioning:

HS-Masterbook 3.2.ctg
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-21 02:14
Thanks Iptables!
Parent - - By Graham Banks (*****) Date 2012-05-21 03:52
There is also an HS-8moves.ctg book missing from the list. Probably others too.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-21 05:11
Thanks, I bet that the biggest ones are on the list, so getting a complete HS Books collection should be easier now, we'd just need to contact people with the books, and ask them to reupload them.
Parent - - By Charles (**) Date 2012-05-21 16:55

Included in the download -

An old Arena web page grabbed from the website.

Arena Mainbooks:

Version 3.0
Version 4.0
Version 4.5
Version 5.0
Version 6.0
Version 7.0
Version 7.01
Version 7.02
Version 7.03
Version 7.04
Version 7.05

Arena Little Mainbook:

Version 1


hs_for_rybka - ctg book

Rybka book for Shredder Classic

Missing -

Arena Mainbook version 8.0 - h-schnapp-v80__mainbook.rar

Arena Little Mainbook version 2 - h-schnapp-v02__little.rar

Arena book from year 2004 - h-schnapp-v01__giant.rar

I am not sure how much overlap there will be with the above files and those available on Patrick Buchmann's website (See).

I also need to write that I am not knowledgeable on the compatibility issues, if they exist, with using an Arena book that was made with one version of Arena in a different version of Arena. Which Arena books should be avoided using with which Arena versions.
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-22 01:09
Thanks Charles!
Parent - By George Tsavdaris (****) Date 2012-05-18 20:33
Very sad news. He may rest in peace now....
Parent - By Wayne Lowrance (***) Date 2012-05-20 00:06
Florin, I am truly very sad. Your Father was a true gift of God to our chess pastime. You can be very proud of him. May your father rest in peace.

- - By Testo (**) Date 2012-05-13 17:44
Sad news for all Friends of Computerchess.

Rest in peace
Parent - - By Maxou93 (**) Date 2012-05-13 20:47
Dear Florin,
I join the troop to present you also my sincere condolences.
Parent - By Mark Mason (***) Date 2012-05-13 22:19
My condolences also. It was largely his books and work that got me into this wonderful hobby a few years ago.  He will be sadly missed.

- By billyraybar (***) Date 2012-05-14 16:51
Sincerest condolences.  Harry's books have been very helpful to me.  The quality and of his books were clear indications of Harry's love of chess.  His books are still some of my favorites for straightforward, interesting play.
- - By HALO_4 (*) Date 2012-05-14 16:54
R.I.P Sadly Missed :cry:
Parent - By sarciness (***) Date 2012-06-28 07:58
Sad times.
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