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Subject: Re: Olithink @ CCT6/ nonsense, Skinner !

Author: Bob Durrett

Date: 06:43:34 02/03/04

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On February 03, 2004 at 03:23:11, Uri Blass wrote:

>On February 03, 2004 at 00:25:24, Joel wrote:
>>In my opinion, OliThink's eval in the game against Bodo was very poor.
>>[D] 1r1k1q2/p3br2/Bp1p4/2p5/3pQ3/1P3P2/P1P4P/1K2R1R1 b
>>This diagram is almost right, but needs to be flipped across a vertical line
>>going through the centre of the board.
>>I might be bothered posting the correct one later (I am at work atm, this is cut
>>and pasted from Peter's msg).
>>But anyhow, its good enough to demonstrate a point. Namely, that Olithink's eval
>>was off by a mile! Look at the difference in king safety! Bodo has a decent pawn
>>sheild, and a fearsome attack on an open file, against OliThink's king which is
>>sitting like a duck in the centre!
>[D]3qk1r1/2rb3p/4p1pB/5p2/3Qp3/2P3P1/P4P1P/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 21
>Here is the correct diagram.
>black is totally lost and a tactical mistake in this position is certainly not
>the reason for the loss.
>Movei says more than +2 for white after some search.

Years ago, it used to be "common wisdom" that chess-playing programs would go
beserk when the position became untenable.

Ideally, a chess engine would be programmed to play hard right to the bitter

Bob D.

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