Hi Fat Lady,
Too real, (that was hard work) it's much easier when wallowing up to my neck
in God awful blunders. Then I'm as happy as a pig in muck.
I've tracked down that other story, the one you found, about a cursed chess set.
It's on it's way from E-Bay.
What we want is a cursed Chess Site. One visit and it sucks grading points
out of your skin like a vampire.
Speaking of Chess Sites, I've joined (no sub yet) chessgames.com under the tag of Sally Simpson.
It did not take me long to rattle a few cages. 😉
(same old crap. Computers...this time I chose Houdini...are naff)
I'm supplying RHP examples of how 1400 RHP lads playing moves
and won whereas given the same position Houdini would have lost.
This kind of thing.
tower888 - beastial pride RHP 2008 Game 4867930
(White to play)
White played 9.Qh3 Black took the Rook and White mated Black with 10.Qc8.
No computer would play 9.Qh3 and yet, a then graded 1420 player, spotted the
shot and went for it.
A box would have played 9.Qf3 but being a piece and pawn down 9.Qh3 was
the best practical chance.
It is a skin cat position. 9.Qf3 or 9.Qh3 Either way the Queens are coming off.
The computer just can not understand that a human can make a blunder.
When it is looking at positions and sticking on it's 0.14+ number, how many
other very plausible human tricks and traps is it dismissing?
Quite a different breed across there. Some of them really hate Nakamura.
Infact hate is to tame a word. I see no reason why, he is a good chess player,
a very good chess player, not a murderer.