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  1. 23 Nov '06 14:36
    2 days to go!

    I think Kramnik could probably draw all the games if he tries hard enough. If he could get one win out of it, he might get the 1 million dollars. Probably slim chance, but I can't wait.
  2. 23 Nov '06 14:57
    hi,the problem playing engines is u can't make even small tactical errors as
    against humans.remember in kramnk-topalov recent 2nd match kramnik escaped mate in 5-6 moves and went on to win the match ,which seems impossible against engines.also engines have good database from previous master games,so kramnik should have prepared some surprising moves in opening to let engine make move on its own.Another point where engines r weak is the 'power of pased pawns' where pawn moves r very slow and engines r not normally too much deep.so if kramnik has to win,he has to take some sacrifice and risks like kasparov did against deep blue.kramnik is strategically strong than any human and hope he'll atleast draw the engine if he plays carefully
  3. 23 Nov '06 15:06
    Right, Kramnik is a strong, if not the strongest, positional player, so if he plays strongly, even though it's a machine, draws should come.
  4. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    23 Nov '06 15:32
    I'm not sure about this one. Personally i think Topalov would stand a better chance as he is so good in complicated tactical positions (which fritz will more than likely aim for). You can never rule Kramnik out though, he's proved his critics wrong so many times now...
  5. 23 Nov '06 16:48 / 1 edit
    What do you guys think Kramnik will play against the raging machine ?

    Against e4 he'll play the Sicilian, hedgehog style.

    Against d4 he'll go for a slav or semi-slav.

    With white he'll probably go for d4 or c4.

    What are your guesses ?
  6. 23 Nov '06 18:28
    Whatever it is, it better stay a closed position.
  7. 24 Nov '06 08:07
    i think start with 1.Nf3 if kramnik is white.it will alow him to test the engine and transpose to a variation which he's good at.With black i think against d5 slav or semislav(kramnik is better in this than QGA),but i'd love to see him playing grunfeld,KID.KID is good against engines for a gamble(eg : a must win situation) becoz it can create unclear positions which engines r not as strong as they r in others.Also against e5 i believe it'll be sicilian or ruylopez.
  8. Standard member Arrakis
    D_U_N_E
    24 Nov '06 08:23
    Originally posted by hahahaaaa
    2 days to go!

    I think Kramnik could probably draw all the games if he tries hard enough. If he could get one win out of it, he might get the 1 million dollars. Probably slim chance, but I can't wait.
    Please give us a url to watch the games at.
  9. 24 Nov '06 08:37
    Originally posted by arrakis
    Please give us a url to watch the games at.
    May be here:
    http://www.rag.de/microsite_chess_com/index.html
  10. 24 Nov '06 09:21
    Some pre-match coverage at at...
    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3504
  11. 24 Nov '06 11:07
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    I'm not sure about this one. Personally i think Topalov would stand a better chance as he is so good in complicated tactical positions (which fritz will more than likely aim for). You can never rule Kramnik out though, he's proved his critics wrong so many times now...
    Topalov is good at those positions, but let's face it, Fritz is going to be better. The only way I see a human winning a match like this is in a positional battle.

    I'd still be fairly surprised if Kramnik manages better than a draw though.
  12. 25 Nov '06 06:40
    Today is the day
  13. 25 Nov '06 07:40
    "Good Luck" to the mighty russian.

    I guess it is best to keep your words few on this one...
  14. 25 Nov '06 19:33
    Game 1 ends in a draw!
  15. 25 Nov '06 20:51
    Next game Kramnik has black ......