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  1. 20 Jul '09 11:25 / 1 edit
    Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match 2006

    Frequent toilet breaks, allegations of cheating, counter-allegations, use of the latest programs for opening analysis and preparation by two of the leading Super GM’s of the modern era…
    If the 2006 World Championships doesn’t yield remarkably high matchup rates then nothing will.

    Fritz 11 @ 30 seconds per move
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    4GB DDR2 RAM
    Hash Table 512MB
    Database used www.chesslive.de

    Game 1

    [Event " Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match "]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E04"]
    [PlyCount "149"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Qc2 Bxd2+ 8.
    Qxd2 c6 9. a4 b5 10. axb5 cxb5 11. Qg5 O-O 12. Qxb5 Ba6 {
    Takes game out of book; 1st} 13. Qa4 {2nd} Qb6 {1st} 14. O-O {1st} Qxb2 {2nd}
    15. Nbd2 {1st} Bb5 {1st} 16. Nxc4 {1st} Bxa4 {1st} 17. Nxb2 {1st} Bb5 {1st} 18.
    Ne5 {1st} Ra7 {1st} 19. Bf3 {3rd} Nbd7 {1st} 20. Nec4 {Not in top 3} Rb8 {2nd}
    21. Rfb1 {1st} g5 {2nd} 22. e3 {Not in top 3} g4 {1st} 23. Bd1 {1st} Bc6 {1st}
    24. Rc1 {1st} Be4 {1st} 25. Na4 {1st} Rb4 {Not in top 3} 26. Nd6 {1st} Bf3 {1st
    } 27. Bxf3 {1st} gxf3 {1st} 28. Nc8 {Not in top 3} Ra8 {1st} 29. Ne7+ {2nd} Kg7
    {1st} 30. Nc6 {1st} Rb3 {1st} 31. Nc5 {1st} Rb5 {2nd} 32. h3 {Not in top 3}
    Nxc5 {1st} 33. Rxc5 {1st} Rb2 {2nd} 34. Rg5+ {1st} Kh6 {1st} 35. Rgxa5 {1st}
    Rxa5 {1st} 36. Nxa5 {1st} Ne4 {1st} 37. Rf1 {1st} Nd2 {2nd} 38. Rc1 {1st} Ne4 {
    1st} 39. Rf1 {1st} f6 {Not in top 3} 40. Nc6 {2nd} Nd2 {2nd} 41. Rd1 {3rd} Ne4
    {1st} 42. Rf1 {1st} Kg6 {3rd} 43. Nd8 {3rd} Rb6 {3rd} 44. Rc1 {1st} h5 {2nd}
    45. Ra1 {Not in top 3} h4 {Not in top 3} 46. gxh4 {1st} Kh5 {1st} 47. Ra2 {1st}
    Kxh4 {2nd} 48. Kh2 {1st} Kh5 {2nd} 49. Rc2 {2nd} Kh6 {2nd} 50. Ra2 {2nd} Kg6 {
    2nd} 51. Rc2 {1st} Kf5 {Not in top 3} 52. Ra2 {3rd} Rb5 {Not in top 3} 53. Nc6
    {2nd} Rb7 {2nd} 54. Ra5+ {2nd} Kg6 {1st} 55. Ra2 {1st} Kh5 {Not in top 3} 56.
    d5 {1st} e5 {1st} 57. Ra4 {1st} f5 {Not in top 3} 58. Nxe5 {1st} Rb2 {3rd} 59.
    Nd3 {1st} Rb7 {2nd} 60. Rd4 {1st} Rb6 {1st} 61. d6 {2nd} Nxd6 {1st} 62. Kg3 {
    1st} Ne4+ {1st} 63. Kxf3 {1st} Kg5 {Not in top 3} 64. h4+ {1st} Kf6 {2nd} 65.
    Rd5 {3rd} Nc3 {1st} 66. Rd8 {3nd} Rb1 {Not in top 3} 67. Rf8+ {1st} Ke6 {1st}
    68. Nf4+ {2nd} Ke5 {1st} 69. Re8+ {Not in top 3} Kf6 {1st} 70. Nh5+ {1st} Kg6 {
    1st} 71. Ng3 {1st} Rb2 {Not in top 3} 72. h5+ {1st} Kf7 {1st} 73. Re5 {3rd} Nd1
    {1st} 74. Ne2 {1st} Kf6 {Not in top 3} 75. Rd5 {1st} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 41/63 (65,1% )
    Top 2 Match: 51/63 (81,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 57/63 (90,5% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 34/63 (54,0% )
    Top 2 Match: 49/63 (77,8% )
    Top 3 Match: 52/63 (82,5% )

    Game 2

    [Event "Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match"]
    [Site "0:11:33-0:22:33"]
    [Date "2006.01.03"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Black "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D19"]
    [PlyCount "126"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O
    Nbd7 9. Qe2 Bg6 10. e4 O-O 11. Bd3 Bh5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qe3 Bg6 15.
    Ng5 Re8 16. f4 Bxd3 {Takes game out of book; Not in top 3} 17. Qxd3 {1st} f5 {
    1st} 18. Be3 {3rd} Nf8 {Not in top 3} 19. Kh1 {Not in top 3} Rc8 {3rd} 20. g4 {
    Not in top 3} Qd7 {2nd} 21. Rg1 {3rd} Be7 {Not in top 3} 22. Nf3 {2nd} Rc4 {
    Not in top 3} 23. Rg2 {Not in top 3} fxg4 {1st} 24. Rxg4 {1st} Rxa4 {1st} 25.
    Rag1 {1st} g6 {1st} 26. h4 {2nd} Rb4 {1st} 27. h5 {Not in top 3} Qb5 {1st} 28.
    Qc2 {Not in top 3} Rxb2 {1st} 29. hxg6 {1st} h5 {1st} 30. g7 {1st} hxg4 {1st}
    31. gxf8=Q+ {1st} Bxf8 {2nd} 32. Qg6+ {2nd} Bg7 {1st} 33. f5 {1st} Re7 {1st}
    34. f6 {1st} Qe2 {1st} 35. Qxg4 {1st} Rf7 {1st} 36. Rc1 {Not in top 3} Rc2 {1st
    } 37. Rxc2 {2nd} Qd1+ {1st} 38. Kg2 {1st} Qxc2+ {1st} 39. Kg3 {1st} Qe4 {2nd}
    40. Bf4 {2nd} Qf5 {2nd} 41. Qxf5 {2nd} exf5 {1st} 42. Bg5 {2nd} a5 {1st} 43.
    Kf4 {1st} a4 {2nd} 44. Kxf5 {1st} a3 {1st} 45. Bc1 {2nd} Bf8 {2nd} 46. e6 {1st}
    Rc7 {1st} 47. Bxa3 {2nd} Bxa3 {1st} 48. Ke5 {1st} Rc1 {2nd} 49. Ng5 {
    Not in top 3} Rf1 {3rd} 50. e7 {1st} Re1+ {1st} 51. Kxd5 {1st} Bxe7 {1st} 52.
    fxe7 {1st} Rxe7 {1st} 53. Kd6 {1st} Re1 {2nd} 54. d5 {2nd} Kf8 {1st} 55. Ne6+ {
    2nd} Ke8 {1st} 56. Nc7+ {Not in top 3} Kd8 {1st} 57. Ne6+ {1st} Kc8 {1st} 58.
    Ke7 {1st} Rh1 {1st} 59. Ng5 {Not in top 3} b5 {1st} 60. d6 {2nd} Rd1 {1st} 61.
    Ne6 {1st} b4 {1st} 62. Nc5 {1st} Re1+ {1st} 63. Kf6 {1st} Re3 {1st} 0-1

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 25/47 (53,2% )
    Top 2 Match: 37/47 (78,7% )
    Top 3 Match: 39/47 (83,0% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 34/48 (70,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 42/48 (87,5% )
    Top 3 Match: 44/48 (91,7% )


    Game 3

    [Event "Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match"]
    [Site "0:00:33-0:18:33"]
    [Date "2006.01.04"]
    [Round "3"]
    [White "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Black "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "E04"]
    [PlyCount "76"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Qa4 Bd7 7. Qxc4 Na5 8.
    Qd3 c5 9. O-O Bc6 10. Nc3 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bc5 12. Rd1 Bxg2 13. Qb5+ Nd7 14. Kxg2
    a6 15. Qd3 Rc8 {Takes game out of book; 2nd} 16. Bg5 {3rd} Be7 {1st} 17. Bxe7 {
    3rd} Qxe7 {1st} 18. Rac1 {1st} Nc4 {1st} 19. Na4 {2nd} b5 {1st} 20. b3 {2nd}
    O-O {2nd} 21. bxc4 {1st} bxa4 {1st} 22. Nc6 {Not in top 3} Rxc6 {1st} 23. Qxd7
    {1st} Qc5 {2nd} 24. Rc3 {1st} g6 {Not in top 3} 25. Rb1 {1st} h5 {Not in top 3}
    26. Rb7 {1st} e5 {2nd} 27. e4 {Not in top 3} Rf6 {2nd} 28. Rc2 {2nd} Qa3 {3rd}
    29. Qd1 {1st} Rd6 {1st} 30. Rd2 {1st} Rfd8 {3rd} 31. Rd5 {2nd} Rxd5 {1st} 32.
    cxd5 {2nd} Qxa2 {1st} 33. Qf3 {2nd} Rf8 {1st} 34. Qd3 {2nd} a3 {Not in top 3}
    35. Rb3 {Not in top 3} f5 {1st} 36. Qxa6 {1st} Qxb3 {1st} 37. Qxg6+ {1st} Kh8 {
    Only move} 38. Qh6+ {1st} Kg8 {Only move} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 11/23 (47,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 18/23 (78,3% )
    Top 3 Match: 20/23 (87,0% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 12/24 (50,0% )
    Top 2 Match: 17/24 (70,8% )
    Top 3 Match: 19/24 (79,2% )
  2. 20 Jul '09 11:25
    Game 4

    [Event "Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match"]
    [Site "0:32:33-0:29:33"]
    [Date "2006.01.05"]
    [Round "4"]
    [White "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Black "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D47"]
    [PlyCount "107"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3
    Bb7 9. a3 b4 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 bxa3 12. O-O Bd6 13. b3 Nf6 14. Nd2 {
    Takes game out of book; 3rd} Qc7 {3rd} 15. Bf3 {2nd} Bxh2+ {1st} 16. Kh1 {
    Only move} Bd6 {1st} 17. Nc4 {1st} Be7 {1st} 18. Bxa3 {1st} O-O {2nd} 19. Bxe7
    {1st} Qxe7 {1st} 20. Ra5 {1st} Rfd8 {3rd} 21. Kg1 {1st} c5 {Not in top 3} 22.
    Rxc5 {1st} Ne4 {Not in top 3} 23. Bxe4 {1st} Bxe4 {1st} 24. Qg4 {1st} Bd3 {
    Not in top 3} 25. Ra1 {2nd} Rac8 {1st} 26. Raa5 {1st} Rb8 {Not in top 3} 27.
    Qd1 {2nd} Be4 {1st} 28. Qa1 {Not in top 3} Rb7 {2nd} 29. Nd2 {1st} Bg6 {2nd}
    30. Qc3 {1st} h6 {Not in top 3} 31. Ra6 {1st} Kh7 {Not in top 3} 32. Nc4 {2nd}
    Be4 {1st} 33. f3 {1st} Bd5 {1st} 34. Nd2 {2nd} Rdb8 {2nd} 35. Qd3+ {3rd} f5 {
    1st} 36. Rc3 {1st} Qh4 {3rd} 37. Ra1 {1st} Qg3 {3rd} 38. Qc2 {1st} Rf7 {1st}
    39. Rf1 {Not in top 3} Qg6 {3rd} 40. Qd3 {Not in top 3} Qg3 {3rd} 41. Rfc1 {2nd
    } Rfb7 {Not in top 3} 42. Qc2 {1st} Qg5 {2nd} 43. Ra1 {2nd} Qf6 {2nd} 44. Qd3 {
    1st} Rd7 {1st} 45. Ra4 {Not in top 3} Rbd8 {2nd} 46. Rc5 {2nd} Kg8 {
    Not in top 3} 47. Nc4 {Not in top 3} Bxc4 {1st} 48. Raxc4 {3rd} f4 {1st} 49.
    Rc6 {3rd} fxe3 {1st} 50. Qxe3 {1st} Rxd4 {1st} 51. Rxe6 {1st} Qh4 {1st} 52.
    Rxd4 {2nd} Qxd4 {1st} 53. Re8+ {2nd} Kh7 {1st} 54. Qxd4 {1st} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 21/41 (51,2% )
    Top 2 Match: 31/41 (75,6% )
    Top 3 Match: 35/41 (85,4% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 19/40 (47,5% )
    Top 2 Match: 26/40 (65,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 32/40 (80,0% )


    Game 5
    Game defaulted – Topalov wins

    Game 6
    This game has too few non-database moves for analysis purposes

    Game 7

    [Event " Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match "]
    [Site "Microsoft"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "7"]
    [White "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D27"]
    [PlyCount "119"]
    [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:1800"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 c5 7. O-O a6 8. Bb3
    cxd4 9. exd4 Nc6 10. Nc3 Be7 11. Re1 O-O 12. a4 Bd7 {
    Takes game out of book; not in top 3} 13. Ne5 {3rd} Be8 {2nd} 14. Be3 {1st} Rc8
    {1st} 15. Rc1 {1st} Nb4 {Not in top 3} 16. Qf3 {1st} Bc6 {1st} 17. Qh3 {2nd}
    Bd5 {Not in top 3} 18. Nxd5 {1st} Nbxd5 {1st} 19. Rcd1 {Not in top 3} Rc7 {
    Not in top 3} 20. Bg5 {Not in top 3} Qc8 {Not in top 3} 21. Qf3 {Not in top 3}
    Rd8 {1st} 22. h4 {Not in top 3} h6 {2nd} 23. Bc1 {2nd} Bb4 {1st} 24. Rf1 {2nd}
    Bd6 {1st} 25. g3 {Not in top 3} b6 {Not in top 3} 26. Qe2 {Not in top 3} Ne7 {
    1st} 27. Rfe1 {1st} Bxe5 {1st} 28. dxe5 {1st} Rxd1 {1st} 29. Qxd1 {1st} Nfd5 {
    2nd} 30. Bd2 {1st} Rc5 {1st} 31. Qg4 {1st} Nf5 {1st} 32. Qe4 {2nd} b5 {1st} 33.
    h5 {Not in top 3} bxa4 {1st} 34. Qxa4 {1st} Rb5 {3rd} 35. Rc1 {1st} Qb7 {1st}
    36. Bc2 {3rd} Nb6 {1st} 37. Qg4 {2nd} Rxb2 {2nd} 38. Be4 {2nd} Qd7 {1st} 39.
    Be1 {2nd} Nd5 {3rd} 40. Bd3 {Not in top 3} Nb4 {1st} 41. Bf1 {3rd} Nd3 {1st}
    42. Qd1 {1st} Nxe5 {1st} 43. Qxd7 {1st} Nxd7 {1st} 44. Rc8+ {1st} Kh7 {2nd} 45.
    Rc7 {1st} Rb1 {3rd} 46. Rxd7 {2nd} Rxe1 {1st} 47. Rxf7 {2nd} a5 {1st} 48. Kg2 {
    2nd} Kg8 {1st} 49. Ra7 {1st} Re5 {1st} 50. g4 {1st} Nd6 {1st} 51. Bd3 {
    Not in top 3} Kf8 {1st} 52. Bg6 {1st} Rd5 {1st} 53. f3 {2nd} e5 {Not in top 3}
    54. Kf2 {2nd} Rd2+ {1st} 55. Ke1 {2nd} Rd5 {2nd} 56. Ke2 {3rd} Rb5 {2nd} 57.
    Rd7 {1st} Rd5 {3rd} 58. Ra7 {1st} Rb5 {2nd} 59. Bd3 {Not in top 3} Rd5 {3rd}
    60. Bg6 {1st} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 21/48 (43,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 33/48 (68,8% )
    Top 3 Match: 37/48 (77,1% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 28/48 (58,3% )
    Top 2 Match: 36/48 (75,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 41/48 (85,4% )

    Game 8

    [Event "World Championship"]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "8"]
    [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "D47"]
    [PlyCount "104"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Be2
    Bb7 9. O-O b4 10. Na4 c5 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bb5+ Ncd7 13. Ne5 Qc7 14. Qd4 Rd8
    15. Bd2 Qa5 {Takes game out of book; 1st} 16. Bc6 {1st} Be7 {1st} 17. Rfc1 {
    Not in top 3} Bxc6 {1st} 18. Nxc6 {1st} Qxa4 {1st} 19. Nxd8 {2nd} Bxd8 {1st}
    20. Qxb4 {Not in top 3} Qxb4 {1st} 21. Bxb4 {1st} Nd5 {1st} 22. Bd6 {1st} f5 {
    1st} 23. Rc8 {1st} N5b6 {1st} 24. Rc6 {2nd} Be7 {Not in top 3} 25. Rd1 {1st}
    Kf7 {1st} 26. Rc7 {1st} Ra8 {1st} 27. Rb7 {Not in top 3} Ke8 {2nd} 28. Bxe7 {
    2nd} Kxe7 {1st} 29. Rc1 {3rd} a5 {3rd} 30. Rc6 {3rd} Nd5 {1st} 31. h4 {2nd} h6
    {1st} 32. a4 {1st} g5 {Not in top 3} 33. hxg5 {1st} hxg5 {1st} 34. Kf1 {1st} g4
    {1st} 35. Ke2 {1st} N5f6 {3rd} 36. b3 {3rd} Ne8 {3rd} 37. f3 {Not in top 3} g3
    {2nd} 38. Rc1 {3rd} Nef6 {1st} 39. f4 {Not in top 3} Kd6 {1st} 40. Kf3 {1st}
    Nd5 {1st} 41. Kxg3 {Not in top 3} Nc5 {1st} 42. Rg7 {2nd} Rb8 {2nd} 43. Ra7 {
    1st} Rg8+ {Not in top 3} 44. Kf3 {2nd} Ne4 {1st} 45. Ra6+ {3rd} Ke7 {1st} 46.
    Rxa5 {3rd} Rg3+ {1st} 47. Ke2 {Only move} Rxe3+ {2nd} 48. Kf1 {1st} Rxb3 {2nd}
    49. Ra7+ {2nd} Kf6 {1st} 50. Ra8 {2nd} Nxf4 {2nd} 51. Ra1 {Not in top 3} Rb2 {
    1st} 52. a5 {Not in top 3} Rf2+ {1st} 0-1

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 14/37 (37,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 22/37 (59,5% )
    Top 3 Match: 28/37 (75,7% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 26/38 (68,4% )
    Top 2 Match: 32/38 (84,2% )
    Top 3 Match: 35/38 (92,1% )
  3. 20 Jul '09 11:26
    Game 9

    [Event "World Championship"]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "9"]
    [White "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D12"]
    [PlyCount "77"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. a3
    Nbd7 9. g3 {Takes game out of book; 2nd} Be7 {1st} 10. f4 {Not in top 3} dxc4 {
    2nd} 11. Bxc4 {1st} O-O {Not in top 3} 12. e4 {Not in top 3} b5 {Not in top 3}
    13. Be2 {1st} b4 {Not in top 3} 14. axb4 {1st} Bxb4 {1st} 15. Bf3 {1st} Qb6 {
    Not in top 3} 16. O-O {1st} e5 {1st} 17. Be3 {1st} Rad8 {Not in top 3} 18. Na4
    {1st} Qb8 {1st} 19. Qc2 {1st} exf4 {2nd} 20. Bxf4 {1st} Qb7 {1st} 21. Rad1 {
    Not in top 3} Rfe8 {1st} 22. Bg5 {1st} Be7 {1st} 23. Kh1 {Not in top 3} Nh7 {
    Not in top 3} 24. Be3 {2nd} Bg5 {2nd} 25. Bg1 {1st} Nhf8 {2nd} 26. h4 {2nd} Be7
    {2nd} 27. e5 {1st} Nb8 {2nd} 28. Nc3 {Not in top 3} Bb4 {Not in top 3} 29. Qg2
    {Not in top 3} Qc8 {Not in top 3} 30. Rc1 {Not in top 3} Bxc3 {Not in top 3}
    31. bxc3 {1st} Ne6 {3rd} 32. Bg4 {Not in top 3} Qc7 {3rd} 33. Rcd1 {
    Not in top 3} Nd7 {1st} 34. Qa2 {Not in top 3} Nb6 {1st} 35. Rf3 {3rd} Nf8 {
    Not in top 3} 36. Rdf1 {1st} Re7 {1st} 37. Be3 {1st} Nh7 {Not in top 3} 38.
    Rxf7 {1st} Nd5 {2nd} 39. R7f3 {2nd} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 16/31 (51,6% )
    Top 2 Match: 20/31 (64,5% )
    Top 3 Match: 21/31 (67,7% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 10/30 (33,3% )
    Top 2 Match: 17/30 (56,7% )
    Top 3 Match: 19/30 (63,3% )


    Game 10

    [Event "World Championship"]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "10"]
    [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E08"]
    [PlyCount "85"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Bf4
    Nbd7 9. Qc2 a5 10. Rd1 Nh5 11. Bc1 b5 12. cxd5 {Takes game out of book; 2nd}
    cxd5 {1st} 13. e4 {1st} dxe4 {Not in top 3} 14. Qxe4 {1st} Rb8 {3rd} 15. Qe2 {
    1st} Nhf6 {2nd} 16. Bf4 {1st} Rb6 {1st} 17. Ne5 {1st} Nd5 {1st} 18. Bxd5 {1st}
    exd5 {1st} 19. Nc3 {1st} Nf6 {Not in top 3} 20. Nxb5 {1st} Ba6 {1st} 21. a4 {
    1st} Ne4 {2nd} 22. Rdc1 {1st} Qe8 {1st} 23. Rc7 {Not in top 3} Bd8 {1st} 24.
    Ra7 {3rd} f6 {Not in top 3} 25. Nd7 {1st} Rf7 {1st} 26. Nxb6 {1st} Rxa7 {1st}
    27. Nxd5 {1st} Rd7 {1st} 28. Ndc3 {1st} Rxd4 {Not in top 3} 29. Re1 {2nd} f5 {
    1st} 30. Qc2 {1st} Rb4 {1st} 31. Nd5 {2nd} Rxb5 {1st} 32. axb5 {1st} Qxb5 {1st}
    33. Nc7 {3rd} Qc4 {2nd} 34. Qd1 {2nd} Bxc7 {1st} 35. Qd7 {1st} h6 {1st} 36.
    Qxc7 {2nd} Qb4 {3rd} 37. Qb8+ {1st} Qxb8 {1st} 38. Bxb8 {1st} Nd2 {3rd} 39. Ra1
    {1st} g5 {Not in top 3} 40. f4 {1st} Nb3 {1st} 41. Ra3 {2nd} Bc4 {1st} 42. Bc7
    {2nd} g4 {Not in top 3} 43. Bxa5 {1st} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 22/32 (68,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 29/32 (90,6% )
    Top 3 Match: 31/32 (96,9% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 19/31 (61,3% )
    Top 2 Match: 22/31 (71,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 25/31 (80,6% )


    Game 11

    [Event "World Championship"]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "11"]
    [White "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Black "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D12"]
    [PlyCount "131"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. Rb1
    {Takes game out of book; Not in top 3} Nbd7 {1st} 9. c5 {1st} a5 {Not in top 3}
    10. a3 {Not in top 3} e5 {Not in top 3} 11. b4 {Not in top 3} axb4 {1st} 12.
    axb4 {1st} Qc7 {2nd} 13. f4 {Not in top 3} exf4 {1st} 14. exf4 {1st} Be7 {2nd}
    15. Be2 {2nd} Nf8 {3rd} 16. O-O {1st} Ne6 {1st} 17. g3 {1st} Qd7 {2nd} 18. Qd3
    {Not in top 3} Ne4 {1st} 19. Nxe4 {1st} dxe4 {1st} 20. Qxe4 {1st} Qxd4+ {2nd}
    21. Qxd4 {1st} Nxd4 {1st} 22. Bc4 {1st} O-O {1st} 23. Kg2 {1st} Ra4 {3rd} 24.
    Rd1 {1st} Rd8 {2nd} 25. Be3 {1st} Bf6 {1st} 26. g4 {Not in top 3} Kf8 {2nd} 27.
    Bf2 {Not in top 3} Ne6 {1st} 28. Rxd8+ {2nd} Bxd8 {1st} 29. f5 {Not in top 3}
    gxf5 {1st} 30. gxf5 {1st} Nf4+ {1st} 31. Kf3 {1st} Nh5 {2nd} 32. Rb3 {
    Not in top 3} Bc7 {1st} 33. h4 {1st} Nf6 {1st} 34. Bd3 {Not in top 3} Nd7 {1st}
    35. Be4 {Not in top 3} Ne5+ {1st} 36. Kg2 {3rd} Ra2 {1st} 37. Bb1 {1st} Rd2 {
    1st} 38. Kf1 {2nd} Ng4 {Not in top 3} 39. Bg1 {2nd} Bh2 {1st} 40. Ke1 {2nd} Rd5
    {2nd} 41. Bf2 {2nd} Ke7 {1st} 42. h5 {1st} Nxf2 {2nd} 43. Kxf2 {1st} Kf6 {2nd}
    44. Kf3 {1st} Rd4 {Not in top 3} 45. b5 {1st} Rc4 {1st} 46. bxc6 {1st} bxc6 {
    1st} 47. Rb6 {2nd} Rxc5 {1st} 48. Be4 {1st} Kg5 {1st} 49. Rxc6 {1st} Ra5 {1st}
    50. Rb6 {2nd} Ra3+ {2nd} 51. Kg2 {2nd} Bc7 {2nd} 52. Rb7 {1st} Rc3 {2nd} 53.
    Kf2 {2nd} Kxh5 {3rd} 54. Bd5 {Not in top 3} f6 {3rd} 55. Ke2 {2nd} Kg4 {1st}
    56. Be4 {2nd} Kf4 {1st} 57. Bd3 {1st} Rc5 {Not in top 3} 58. Rb4+ {1st} Kg3 {
    1st} 59. Rc4 {Not in top 3} Re5+ {1st} 60. Re4 {1st} Ra5 {1st} 61. Re3+ {
    Not in top 3} Kg2 {3rd} 62. Be4+ {1st} Kh2 {1st} 63. Rb3 {Not in top 3} Ra2+ {
    Not in top 3} 64. Kd3 {2nd} Bf4 {Not in top 3} 65. Kc4 {2nd} Re2 {Not in top 3}
    66. Kd5 {1st} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 29/59 (49,2% )
    Top 2 Match: 43/59 (72,9% )
    Top 3 Match: 44/59 (74,6% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 32/58 (55,2% )
    Top 2 Match: 45/58 (77,6% )
    Top 3 Match: 50/58 (86,2% )
  4. 20 Jul '09 11:26
    Game 12

    [Event "World Championship"]
    [Site "Elista"]
    [Date "2006.09.23"]
    [Round "12"]
    [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
    [Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D12"]
    [PlyCount "94"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. g3
    Nbd7 9. Bd2 Bb4 10. Qb3 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Ne4 {Takes game out of book; 1st} 12. Bg2
    {2nd} Nxc3 {3rd} 13. Qxc3 {2nd} f5 {Not in top 3} 14. O-O {1st} Qe7 {
    Not in top 3} 15. cxd5 {2nd} exd5 {1st} 16. b4 {1st} Nf6 {1st} 17. Rfc1 {
    Not in top 3} Ne4 {2nd} 18. Qb2 {2nd} O-O {Not in top 3} 19. b5 {1st} Rac8 {2nd
    } 20. bxc6 {1st} bxc6 {1st} 21. Qe2 {2nd} g5 {3rd} 22. Rab1 {1st} Qd7 {1st} 23.
    Rc2 {Not in top 3} Rf6 {Not in top 3} 24. Rbc1 {Not in top 3} g4 {2nd} 25. Rb2
    {Not in top 3} Rh6 {2nd} 26. Qa6 {2nd} Rc7 {1st} 27. Rb8+ {3rd} Kh7 {1st} 28.
    Qa3 {2nd} Rb7 {1st} 29. Qf8 {1st} Rxb8 {1st} 30. Qxb8 {1st} Qf7 {Not in top 3}
    31. Qc8 {1st} Qh5 {1st} 32. Kf1 {1st} Nd2+ {2nd} 33. Ke1 {1st} Nc4 {1st} 34.
    Bf1 {1st} Rf6 {1st} 35. Bxc4 {1st} dxc4 {1st} 36. Rxc4 {2nd} Qxh2 {1st} 37. Ke2
    {1st} Qh1 {1st} 38. Rc5 {2nd} Qb1 {3rd} 39. Qa6 {Not in top 3} Qb2+ {1st} 40.
    Kf1 {1st} Qb1+ {2nd} 41. Ke2 {1st} Qb2+ {2nd} 42. Kf1 {1st} Rh6 {1st} 43. Qd3 {
    1st} g6 {2nd} 44. Qb3 {1st} Rh1+ {1st} 45. Kg2 {Only move} Rh2+ {1st} 46. Kxh2
    {1st} Qxf2+ {1st} 47. Kh1 {Only move} Qf1+ {1st} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 19/36 (52,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 28/36 (77,8% )
    Top 3 Match: 29/36 (80,6% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 21/37 (56,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 29/37 (78,4% )
    Top 3 Match: 32/37 (86,5% )

    Game 13

    [Event "120'/40+60'/20+30'"]
    [Site "Microsoft"]
    [Date "2006.01.14"]
    [Round "13"]
    [White "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Black "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [ECO "D19"]
    [PlyCount "93"]
    [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:1800"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O
    Nbd7 9. Qe2 O-O 10. e4 Bg6 11. Bd3 Bh5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qe3 Re8 15.
    Ne1 Rc8 {Takes game out of book; 2nd} 16. f4 {Not in top 3} Bxe1 {Not in top 3}
    17. Rxe1 {1st} Bg6 {1st} 18. Bf1 {Not in top 3} Rc2 {2nd} 19. b3 {1st} Qa5 {1st
    } 20. Bb5 {1st} Rd8 {1st} 21. Re2 {2nd} Rcc8 {Not in top 3} 22. Bd2 {1st} Qb6 {
    1st} 23. Rf2 {2nd} a6 {Not in top 3} 24. Bf1 {2nd} Rc6 {Not in top 3} 25. b4 {
    2nd} Rc2 {1st} 26. b5 {2nd} a5 {3rd} 27. Bc3 {1st} Rxf2 {1st} 28. Qxf2 {2nd}
    Qa7 {2nd} 29. Qd2 {3rd} Ra8 {2nd} 30. Rc1 {1st} Nb6 {1st} 31. Bb2 {Not in top 3
    } Nxa4 {1st} 32. Ba3 {1st} h6 {2nd} 33. h3 {Not in top 3} Be4 {1st} 34. Kh2 {
    Not in top 3} Nb6 {3rd} 35. Bc5 {1st} a4 {Not in top 3} 36. Ra1 {1st} Nc4 {1st}
    37. Bxc4 {1st} b6 {1st} 38. Qe3 {1st} Rc8 {1st} 39. Bf1 {1st} bxc5 {1st} 40.
    dxc5 {1st} Qxc5 {1st} 41. Qxc5 {1st} Rxc5 {1st} 42. b6 {Not in top 3} Rc6 {3rd}
    43. b7 {1st} Rb6 {1st} 44. Ba6 {1st} d4 {Not in top 3} 45. Rxa4 {1st} Bxb7 {2nd
    } 46. Bxb7 {1st} Rxb7 {1st} 47. Rxd4 {1st} 1/2-1/2

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 20/32 (62,5% )
    Top 2 Match: 25/32 (78,1% )
    Top 3 Match: 26/32 (81,3% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 17/32 (53,1% )
    Top 2 Match: 23/32 (71,9% )
    Top 3 Match: 26/32 (81,3% )

    Game 14

    [Event "120'/40+60'/20+30'"]
    [Site "Microsoft"]
    [Date "2006.01.15"]
    [Round "14"]
    [White "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Black "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D45"]
    [PlyCount "89"]
    [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:1800"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. b3 O-O 8. Be2
    b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Bb2 Re8 11. Rad1 Qe7 12. Rfe1 Rac8 13. Bd3 {
    Takes game out of book; 2nd} e5 {2nd} 14. e4 {1st} dxc4 {1st} 15. Bxc4 {1st} b5
    {1st} 16. Bf1 {2nd} g6 {1st} 17. Qd2 {Not in top 3} Rcd8 {2nd} 18. Qg5 {2nd} a6
    {Not in top 3} 19. h3 {3rd} exd4 {1st} 20. Nxd4 {1st} Qe5 {2nd} 21. Qxe5 {1st}
    Nxe5 {1st} 22. Nc2 {2nd} g5 {2nd} 23. Bc1 {Not in top 3} h6 {1st} 24. Be3 {
    Not in top 3} c5 {1st} 25. f3 {1st} Bf8 {Not in top 3} 26. Bf2 {1st} Bc8 {
    Not in top 3} 27. Ne3 {1st} Be6 {1st} 28. Ned5 {2nd} Bxd5 {1st} 29. exd5 {1st}
    Ned7 {Not in top 3} 30. Rxe8 {2nd} Rxe8 {1st} 31. a4 {1st} b4 {3rd} 32. Ne4 {
    1st} Nxe4 {1st} 33. fxe4 {1st} Nf6 {1st} 34. d6 {Not in top 3} Nxe4 {1st} 35.
    d7 {1st} Rd8 {1st} 36. Bxa6 {1st} f5 {1st} 37. a5 {2nd} Bg7 {Not in top 3} 38.
    Bc4+ {Not in top 3} Kf8 {1st} 39. a6 {Not in top 3} Nxf2 {1st} 40. Kxf2 {1st}
    Bd4+ {1st} 41. Rxd4 {1st} cxd4 {1st} 42. a7 {1st} Ke7 {1st} 43. Bd5 {1st} Kxd7
    {1st} 44. a8=Q {3rd} Rxa8 {1st} 45. Bxa8 {1st} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 18/33 (54,5% )
    Top 2 Match: 25/33 (75,8% )
    Top 3 Match: 27/33 (81,8% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 22/32 (68,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 26/32 (81,3% )
    Top 3 Match: 27/32 (84,4% )
  5. 20 Jul '09 11:26 / 3 edits
    Game 15

    [Event "Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match"]
    [Site "0:06:33-0:02:33"]
    [Date "2006.01.16"]
    [Round "15"]
    [White "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Black "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D12"]
    [PlyCount "99"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. O-O
    Bd6 9. g3 dxc4 {Takes game out of book; 1st} 10. Bxc4 {2nd} Nb6 {Not in top 3}
    11. Be2 {1st} O-O {Not in top 3} 12. Nxg6 {2nd} hxg6 {1st} 13. e4 {1st} e5 {1st
    } 14. f4 {Not in top 3} exd4 {1st} 15. Qxd4 {1st} Qe7 {1st} 16. Kg2 {1st} Bc5 {
    2nd} 17. Qd3 {1st} Rad8 {2nd} 18. Qc2 {2nd} Bd4 {1st} 19. e5 {1st} Nfd5 {1st}
    20. Rf3 {Not in top 3} Nxc3 {Not in top 3} 21. bxc3 {1st} Bc5 {1st} 22. Bd2 {
    Not in top 3} Rd7 {3rd} 23. Re1 {Not in top 3} Rfd8 {1st} 24. Bd3 {1st} Qe6 {
    Not in top 3} 25. Bc1 {1st} f5 {1st} 26. Qe2 {2nd} Kf8 {Not in top 3} 27. Rd1 {
    1st} Qe7 {Not in top 3} 28. h4 {Not in top 3} Rd5 {Not in top 3} 29. Qc2 {1st}
    Nc4 {2nd} 30. Rh1 {1st} Na3 {1st} 31. Qe2 {1st} Qd7 {1st} 32. Rd1 {3rd} b5 {2nd
    } 33. g4 {Not in top 3} fxg4 {1st} 34. Rg3 {1st} Ke7 {2nd} 35. f5 {1st} gxf5 {
    1st} 36. Bg5+ {1st} Ke8 {1st} 37. e6 {1st} Qd6 {2nd} 38. Bxf5 {1st} Rxd1 {1st}
    39. Bg6+ {1st} Kf8 {Only move} 40. e7+ {1st} Qxe7 {1st} 41. Bxe7+ {1st} Bxe7 {
    1st} 42. Bd3 {1st} Ra1 {Not in top 3} 43. Qb2 {Not in top 3} Rd1 {1st} 44. Qe2
    {2nd} Ra1 {1st} 45. Qxg4 {1st} Rxa2+ {1st} 46. Kh3 {1st} Bf6 {1st} 47. Qe6 {
    Not in top 3} Rd2 {1st} 48. Bg6 {1st} R2d7 {1st} 49. Rf3 {1st} b4 {Not in top 3
    } 50. h5 {1st} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 27/41 (65,9% )
    Top 2 Match: 32/41 (78,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 33/41 (80,5% )

    Black: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 24/41 (58,5% )
    Top 2 Match: 30/41 (73,2% )
    Top 3 Match: 31/41 (75,6% )

    Game 16

    [Event "Kramnik-Topalov World Championship Match"]
    [Site "0:04:33-0:06:33"]
    [Date "2006.01.17"]
    [Round "16"]
    [White "Vladimir Kramnik"]
    [Black "Veselin Topalov"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D47"]
    [PlyCount "89"]
    [EventDate "2006.??.??"]

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Be2
    Bb7 9. O-O Be7 10. e4 b4 11. e5 bxc3 12. exf6 Bxf6 13. bxc3 c5 14. dxc5 Nxc5 {
    Takes game out of book; 2nd} 15. Bb5+ {1st} Kf8 {1st} 16. Qxd8+ {1st} Rxd8 {1st
    } 17. Ba3 {1st} Rc8 {1st} 18. Nd4 {Not in top 3} Be7 {2nd} 19. Rfd1 {
    Not in top 3} a6 {2nd} 20. Bf1 {2nd} Na4 {Not in top 3} 21. Rab1 {2nd} Be4 {2nd
    } 22. Rb3 {1st} Bxa3 {1st} 23. Rxa3 {1st} Nc5 {1st} 24. Nb3 {2nd} Ke7 {1st} 25.
    Rd4 {2nd} Bg6 {Not in top 3} 26. c4 {1st} Rc6 {Not in top 3} 27. Nxc5 {1st}
    Rxc5 {1st} 28. Rxa6 {1st} Rb8 {2nd} 29. Rd1 {2nd} Rb2 {Not in top 3} 30. Ra7+ {
    1st} Kf6 {1st} 31. Ra1 {Not in top 3} Rf5 {Not in top 3} 32. f3 {1st} Re5 {1st}
    33. Ra3 {Not in top 3} Rc2 {Not in top 3} 34. Rb3 {1st} Ra5 {1st} 35. a4 {1st}
    Ke7 {1st} 36. Rb5 {1st} Ra7 {1st} 37. a5 {1st} Kd6 {1st} 38. a6 {3rd} Kc7 {
    Not in top 3} 39. c5 {Not in top 3} Rc3 {3rd} 40. Raa5 {2nd} Rc1 {1st} 41. Rb3
    {1st} Kc6 {1st} 42. Rb6+ {2nd} Kc7 {1st} 43. Kf2 {1st} Rc2+ {Not in top 3} 44.
    Ke3 {2nd} Rxc5 {Not in top 3} 45. Rb7+ {1st} 1-0

    Result:
    White: Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 17/31 (54,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 25/31 (80,6% )
    Top 3 Match: 26/31 (83,9% )

    Black: Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 16/31 (51,6% )
    Top 2 Match: 21/31 (67,7% )
    Top 3 Match: 22/31 (71,0% )

    Result (14 games)

    Kramnik
    Top 1 Match: 306/552 (55,4% )
    Top 2 Match: 417/552 (75,5% )
    Top 3 Match: 461/552 (83,5% )

    Topalov
    Top 1 Match: 309/555 (55,7% )
    Top 2 Match: 417/555 (75,1% )
    Top 3 Match: 447/555 (80,5% )


    ----------------------------------

    And we had:

    Alekhine
    Top 1 Match: 467/852 (54,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 622/852 (73,0% )
    Top 3 Match: 685/852 (80,4% )

    Capablanca
    Top 1 Match: 470/853 (55,1% )
    Top 2 Match: 632/853 (74,1% )
    Top 3 Match: 703/853 (82,4% )

    and

    Fischer
    Top 1 Match: 385/658 (58,5% )
    Top 2 Match: 509/658 (77,4% )
    Top 3 Match: 563/658 (85,6% )

    Spassky
    Top 1 Match: 368/657 (56,0% )
    Top 2 Match: 461/657 (70,2% )
    Top 3 Match: 525/657 (79,9% )

    and

    Estrin (9 games)

    Top 1 Match: 153/256 (59,8% )
    Top 2 Match: 191/256 (74,6% )
    Top 3 Match: 209/256 (81,6% )

    Boey (13 games)

    Top 1 Match: 268/449 (59,7% )
    Top 2 Match: 342/449 (76,2% )
    Top 3 Match: 376/449 (83,7% )


    Zagorovsky V (10 games)

    Top 1 Match: 153/252 (60,7% )
    Top 2 Match: 190/252 (75,4% )
    Top 3 Match: 208/252 (82,5% )

    in comparison.

    As I said before, the human matchup rates at the extreme upper end are remarkably consistent and I have yet to find evidence that any unassisted human can achieve matchup rates equal to or above 60%, 75% & 85% (all 3 figures) for top 1, 2 & 3 engine choices in many games once out of book.
  6. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    20 Jul '09 12:26
    v. interesting.


    cheers for that.


    J
  7. 20 Jul '09 17:07
    Amazing, I can't believe how similar Kramnik/Topalov are to Alekhine/Capablanca! With about 80years separating them.
  8. 20 Jul '09 17:29
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Interesting work, thanks for posting.

    Did you do most of this manually, in particular the repeated analysis for 30s and then noting the top 3 choices? Or do you use the game mods software?
  9. 20 Jul '09 17:59 / 1 edit
    All analysis for all games was done manually.

    It's interesting that despite all the theories that suggest that modern GM's play more like engines, when investigated in more depth there really is little if any difference once the games go out of book.

    Also interesting is that even when given ultra-long time controls, the world's strongest pre-computer era CC players still cannot average above the magic 60%/75%/85% figures.