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  1. 17 Aug '13 12:18 / 2 edits


    This was against the stockfish chess engine. The game was drawn. I think the lesson we can learn is that playing closed games against computers is a good idea.
  2. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Aug '13 12:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tygert
    [pgn][Black "Intermediate"]
    [Date "10 Aug 2013"]
    [Event "English Test"]
    [Result "*"]
    [Round "0"]
    [Site "SmallFish"]
    [White "Tyger"]

    1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Bb4 5.a3 Bd6 6.e3 Bc5 7.Nge2 Be7 8.d4 O-O 9.d5 Nb8 10.e4 Na6 11.b4 Qe8 12.Be3 d6 13.O-O c6 14.Qd2 Ng4 15.h3 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 Nc7 17.f4 f6 18.f5 Qh5 19.Kh2 Qf7 20.Nc1 cxd5 21.cxd5 b6 22.Nb3 Rd ...[text shortened]... lesson we can learn is that playing closed games against computers is a good idea.
    Wow, the computers play was awful! What's going on with the black bishop in the opening? Are you sure you haven't got it set to move instantly??

    Also, you missed a very promising way to exploit blacks goofy play on the queenside. Instead of 30.a5 you could have tried 30.Na2 ..a6 31.Bf1 ..axb5 31.axb5 with the idea of swinging the knight around to c6. Once exchanged you have a protected passed pawn and a couple of open files on the queenside to invade blacks position with your major pieces. Even if black neglects to play ..a6, you can still open the queenside by a well timed pawn advance on the a-file once the knight makes it to c6. Black will have serious difficulty getting pieces across to defend the a/b files..
  3. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Aug '13 18:35
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Wow, the computers play was awful! What's going on with the black bishop in the opening? Are you sure you haven't got it set to move instantly??

    Also, you missed a very promising way to exploit blacks goofy play on the queenside. Instead of 30.a5 you could have tried 30.Na2 ..a6 31.Bf1 ..axb5 31.axb5 with the idea of swinging the knight around to c6. ...[text shortened]... s it to c6. Black will have serious difficulty getting pieces across to defend the a/b files..
    Black's name is "Intermediate" - an obvious handicapped level.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Aug '13 18:41
    Originally posted by Tygert
    [pgn][Black "Intermediate"]
    [Date "10 Aug 2013"]
    [Event "English Test"]
    [Result "*"]
    [Round "0"]
    [Site "SmallFish"]
    [White "Tyger"]

    1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Bb4 5.a3 Bd6 6.e3 Bc5 7.Nge2 Be7 8.d4 O-O 9.d5 Nb8 10.e4 Na6 11.b4 Qe8 12.Be3 d6 13.O-O c6 14.Qd2 Ng4 15.h3 Nxe3 16.Qxe3 Nc7 17.f4 f6 18.f5 Qh5 19.Kh2 Qf7 20.Nc1 cxd5 21.cxd5 b6 22.Nb3 Rd ...[text shortened]... lesson we can learn is that playing closed games against computers is a good idea.
    You shouldn't be satisfied with a draw in these types of positions. Learning how to invade at the right moment and make something crack in the black position (when he is not making an obvious tactical blunder to help you) is a very important skill to learn.
  5. 17 Aug '13 19:39
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    You shouldn't be satisfied with a draw in these types of positions. Learning how to invade at the right moment and make something crack in the black position (when he is not making an obvious tactical blunder to help you) is a very important skill to learn.
    It was a 2 minute game so it probably adjusted the level... I was thinking it was weird. Anyway, just posted it to get some analysis.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    17 Aug '13 20:46
    Originally posted by Tygert
    It was a 2 minute game so it probably adjusted the level... I was thinking it was weird. Anyway, just posted it to get some analysis.
    I don't understand all those bishop moves in the opening just to get it to e7 when it could have moved there in one move.

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