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  1. 21 May '14 04:36
    Finally, I did it today. After 10 long years of playing against the machine, managed to beat it at this strength

    http://en.lichess.org/9c8HfYg0/black#0
  2. 21 May '14 20:11
    good work!
    [funny - i played the same opening as white last night OTB and lost too...]

    One thing i was wondering - when you get down to about move 56 for Black. Did you think of simplifying by taking the N, RxQ, then promote the pawn. Or does the pawn promotion threat work to your advantage by tying down the N?

    The piece swap would give you a Q+B+pawn against R+B ending
  3. 22 May '14 01:19
    Originally posted by delnz
    good work!
    [funny - i played the same opening as white last night OTB and lost too...]

    One thing i was wondering - when you get down to about move 56 for Black. Did you think of simplifying by taking the N, RxQ, then promote the pawn. Or does the pawn promotion threat work to your advantage by tying down the N?

    The piece swap would give you a Q+B+pawn against R+B ending
    Yes, that option was definitely on but I was more concerned about the white rook at this time and intended to take that, which I eventually did on move 62. The N was anyway tied down so was more of a decorative piece at this time and losing a charging queen for that somehow did not look correct to me.
    Also, as per the annotations, with perfect play I would have ended up with 2 queens on Blacks move 62. leading to 2Q+B+P vs R+B+N
  4. 22 May '14 04:44
    Lichess Stockfish engine ratings arent very accurate.
    1)They depend on the users who play against them
    2)Lichess ratings are much higher on average then your typical FIDE or USCF score.
  5. Standard member wolfgang59
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    25 May '14 02:25
    Originally posted by Chess1987
    Lichess Stockfish engine ratings arent very accurate.
    1)They depend on the users who play against them
    2)Lichess ratings are much higher on average then your typical FIDE or USCF score.
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