Originally posted by lauseyXanthosNZ once told me he knew some openings to 18 or 20 moves deep and no offence but he's not a GM.
In support of Sheerluck Holmes, I would gather he meant that it is very depressing that grandmasters have such impressive memory of book moves. Hence showing us mere mortals that we have very little chance of reaching that level of play.
By the way Freddie, your avatar is freaky.
Originally posted by Freddie2006Ok, fair enough, no offence taken, but meant that Grandmasters in general would know a vast number of book moves, so looking up any GM game would remain in book at great depth. That is what is depressing (even though it would be stating the obvious! ). Most of us here would have to rely on books and databases to play in book that deep, but grandmasters (or very advanced level players) would do so straight off the top of their heads.
XanthosNZ once told me he knew some openings to 18 or 20 moves deep and no offence but he's not a GM.
p.s. cool huh
Originally posted by welsharnievery true ... which makes the life of a professional chess player very unpleasant because of the necessity to memorize chess opening theory. it's better to be an amateur, to be naive about chess openings, and to just enjoy playing imperfect chess, apply flawed human logic and irrational strategies.
Some openings don't even 'begin' until 18 moves in (e.g. main line Botvinnik Semi-slav)
Originally posted by Sheerluck HolmesWhich game?
I was playing through a game from 1978 between Karpov and Korchnoi and I let Fritz analyse it; the first 18 moves came out as book moves.
I found this very depressing.
Originally posted by Wulebgrit has been said in other words here allready, but those 'novelties' are probably book moves now
In their WCC Match:
game 1 was an eighteen move draw
game 2 featured a novelty by Korchnoi on move 14
game 3 Karpov produced the novelty on move 9 (according the Raymond Keene, who wavers slighty in his opinion--his book of the match was produced prior to computer databases)
game 4 was a nineteen move draw in wh ...[text shortened]...
I could go on, but if you just tell us which game you're referring to, it will save some time.
Originally posted by TestriderForgive me, I cannot find where the specific game in question was referenced, although I can find a good deal of speculation.
it has been said in other words here allready, but those 'novelties' are probably book moves now
Originally posted by Jean HebertYou should add it to the chessgames.com database. It's not there, although it has 157 of your other games. In fact, it will be the only one with that line.
I play once 1 a3 ?!, and my opponent play 1... a6 ?!
GM I. Ivanov called "No Opening, No Gambit, No Defense" Game.
We draw in 16 move.