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Subject: Re: Round 4 position (PM-NoonianChess)

Author: Will Singleton

Date: 05:39:37 07/08/02

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On July 08, 2002 at 08:09:43, Andrew Williams wrote:

>On July 08, 2002 at 04:39:06, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>
>>On July 08, 2002 at 04:08:01, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:
>>
>>>JUNIOR,           -  SHREDDER
>>
>>Junior has it's king stuck in the center, but (in typical
>>Junior fashion) it thinks it's +1 anyway
>>
>>>INSOMNIAC,        -  WARP
>>
>>I think Warp can transfer to a kingside assault and Insomniac's
>>counterplay on the queenside is slower.
>>
>>>ISICHESS X,       -  DIEP
>>
>>Still equal
>>
>>>SPIDERCHESS,      -  SJENG
>>
>>Looks equal. I went out of book on move 3-4 with 300 games in the
>>variation. The statistics of the line were too bad. Hmmm.
>>
>>>GOLIATH,          -  CHINITO
>>
>>Goliath small advantage.
>>
>>>POSTMODERNIST,    -  NOONIANCHESS
>>
>>Postmodernist playing very actively and attacking.
>>
>
>PostModernist was attacking, but Noonianchess had it all under control and
>ended up with two passers running down the a and b files. PM sneaked a draw,
>however, with some back-rank threats.
>
>Andrew
>
>PS This tournament is proving VERY difficult for PM. It is being out-thought
>positionally by virtually every program it plays :-(  Still, I'm having fun,
>(mostly when I'm not in the playing hall), and the weather today is fantastic.
>

Hi Andrew, it's nice to see some comments from the participants.  What's the
atmosphere in the hall?  Much going on?

Looks like your speculative f5 didn't work out, and Noonianchess played very
well to get to a won position.  Then, it appeared like Noonian blundered to
allow the draw.  Here's the position:

[D]8/3r1pk1/3P1pp1/R7/ppq5/4R1QP/1r4PK/8 b - - 0 42

Noonian played Qc2.  Looks like Qc6 wins in short order.

Will



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