Originally posted by Marinkatomb
Did you play through the game? It is a CRACKING game!
The analyst talking in the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xWdMqvGMxF4) raises an interesting question.
Given these new developments in computer evaluation of positions, are we seeig the beginning of a 'romantic' era in computer chess? Houdini doesn't just look at t ...[text shortened]... fices further material! It's a very instructive game if you look it through a few times.. 🙂
Yes, I played through it (and gave it the thumbs up). I enjoyed it. Nxh7 is a computer move that starts the ball rolling. Most players generally don't grab those rook pawns like that. It's unbeliavable that there is enough time/comp for moves like Bd7 and a5. Being able to see that white is too tied down in every possible variation is another computer trait. It's shocking that black has enough time to pull this off. There's not really much else to say. I did notice that you ask which side is preferred on move 28. Black is actually winning a piece there by force. White has the compensation in pawn numbers, but his devlopment is nearly nil. Black is in the driver's seat all the way. If Rybka gets beat down like this, what chance does a human have?
P.S. In an unrelated question, is this the same Rybka as years ago. I remember a friend of mine used to boast about Rybka being the strongest and all that. Then, Rybka's creator got sued or something for ripping off another program (if I rememeber correctly). Did they have to go back and modify Rybka to stay out of trouble, or is this the same super strong Rybka from years ago?
Anway, that's a nice game, and I enjoyed it very much.