Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
Im already losing badly to Weyerstrass, Ive seen enough bloodshed
Your play in that game is solid...interesting game. Weyerstrass very rarely plays the Alekhine Defense against high rated opponents on the site.
His only Alekhine against 2000+ rated opposition here, I believe...(peri = ~2300)
I don't think Weyerstrass is invincible, although he consistently crushes engines. (I recall someone mentioning the Ivar Bern, who relies heavily on Fritz, only had 5 mistakes total on his way to winning the world CC championship, only one mistake bringing him close to losing a game.) Weyerstrass has four losses at gameknot.com. (I don't have access to the PGN's to 3 of those games, but I would be curious to see them.)
(White's opening position is clearly superior, although if Black had to make a fortress it would be hard to crack.)
White's position deteriorates and White really had to fight for the draw - Originally I thought Black had a winning position in this one (although very difficult to win), now I have my doubts - it's hard to see how Black would have to penetrate White's position... and White's knights are pretty strong (imagine them on d5 and f5...if ever Bxd5...white creates a dangerous passed pawn) - although I think the greatest probability for Black having winning chances would come after:
37...Qf7 - follow-up analysis appreciated.
(Other lines...for example...lines after 37...Bxe4 do not seem to lead to victory... Black needs an open file to penetrate...and it looks a trade of queens would have to be made only after Black has successfully penetrated the White position... to accomplish this Black probably needs to create a battery on an open file with the Queen and Rooks, preferably with the Q behind the Rooks...but I don't see how this can be done...either via the d,e, or f files...perhaps Black could eventually open the b-file via a6 and eventually b5?).