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Several things to attend to today: The Wei Yi game everyone is fussing about, a bit on The Thinking Machine 4, and a game by ptobler.

Here is a picture of Wei Yi: (credit: The Telegraph:

Wei Yi

Wei Yi - Lazaro Bruzon Batista, 6th Hainan Danzhou 2015

Now, this is a brilliant game. But I agree with the points made in the earlier Telegraph article. It’s overhyped. Perhaps not a new Immortal Game. But amazing just as well, and I don’t think it has to be contrasted with anything. It’s to be marveled at by itself.


The Thinking Machine 4 is an online chess computer which creates visual interpretations of what it is thinking about and which moves it is considering. Try a game against it! This is my game:

HikaruShindo–The Thinking Machine 4

And some screenshots from the game:

During 4. c6

After 11. exf7+

After 18. Qg6

After 22. f4


And a game by ptobler, because he is the only one that bothered to submit games to my contest and it’s my blog.
ptobler-thwaiters2 RHP 2011

What I found: Here! (Feher-Fekete)
chess results


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  • Posted 1576 days 15 hours and 55 minutes ago
    Standard memberptobler
    I probably cleaned up all the White vs Black games - they are very rare, I doubt there has been any played since the date you specified
  • Posted 1576 days 20 hours and 34 minutes ago
    In the game vs thinking machine, does it actually end after move 18?
  • Posted 1577 days 11 hours and 5 minutes ago
    Thanks for the help, Geoff. The hardest thing about this blogging racket is the finicky PGN viewer.

    And yes, that's not one of my better games. I have improved since then, though. I take solace in that.
  • Posted 1577 days 23 hours and 4 minutes ago
    Hi Hikar,

    I'd add:

    Wei Yi - Lazaro Bruzon Batista, 6th Hainan Danzhou 2015.

    To the first game, nobody knows the who, the where or the where.

    In the second game. It stops at move 8 and surely Black's 3rd move is wrong. Is it 3...Nfd7

    The third game stops at move 11. possibly because it has o-o (the letters) and not 0-0 (the numbers.)

    You can add live links in the blogs:

    This should work for the last one (paste it in.)

    [url=]chess results[/url]

    After you have corrected everything you can hide this post.


    PS: game 9522773

    If you were not a fellow blogger I'd have used this in my Hall of Doom. Maybe you can use it it's good fun with a few good moves missed.
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