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  1. 16 Jan '14 02:32 / 4 edits
    Have managed to win against the saitek master in the Sicilian Najdorf, after 20 moves its lost its queen, works up to 20 sec per move.

    I've looked up the line in a few opening books, on move 13 black offers a rook for a bishop, but the books decline it.

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    But this variant beats the computer; 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.e5 Ne8 12.Bh6. all blacks pieces are on the back rank and its castles is at risk, still not lost, black has the b file to attack white. Here's the game, its not that great the computer losses with 18...Qxg2 it then has to give up its queen to stop mate. 18...Ng7 it finds with 30 seconds saves the queen. Its quite tough to beat in the sicilian, ususally it plays Qb6 then wins in a few moves just found this computer blunder, sort of helps to checkmate itself.

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    🙂 It has loads of Sicilian variants about 5 in the Najdorf.
  2. 16 Jan '14 10:51
    It's "only" Dragon. Chess books abput Dragon variations are full of blunders (*Tal made one in sixties, and Dr. Trifunovic overtook it in his Opening Therory I-II), and computer beginners are just filling the machine with ancient mistakes written on the parchment.
  3. 16 Jan '14 23:02
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    It's "only" Dragon. Chess books abput Dragon variations are full of blunders (*Tal made one in sixties, and Dr. Trifunovic overtook it in his Opening Therory I-II), and computer beginners are just filling the machine with ancient mistakes written on the parchment.
    Maybe it is the dragon, the line with 2...d6, Its not the main line it uses.