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Subject: Re: Most brilliant novelty from cct7 Witchess-Arasan

Author: Gerd Isenberg

Date: 12:55:15 02/14/05

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On February 14, 2005 at 11:29:34, Steffen Jakob wrote:

>On February 14, 2005 at 10:56:24, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>
>// ...
>
>>>I analyzed this overnight with Crafty but didn't find where Arasan
>>>went wrong. I didn't like 7.. Ne7 and 7.. Bd6 seems to be better -
>>>this has occurred in a few games with this line. After Ne7, Arasan
>>>had its Bishop locked in and failed to develop it.
>>
>>I watched this game live and found it a very strong game from witchess.
>>Especially because it plays without book. Let's be honest there. That's 700
>>rating points (a real strong book).
>>
>>>1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5 6. Bd3 dxe4
>>>7. Bxe4 Ne7
>>
>>Ne7 was first move out of book and to me it looked not only very strong, it is
>>also well known theory.
>>
>>>8. c3
>>
>>Personally i would have played Bd3 there, but c3 is a very solid setup.
>>
>>> f5 9. Bc2 e4 10. Ne5 Qd5 11. f4 exf3 12. Nxf3 Qe6+
>>>13. Kf2
>>
>>Kf2 is simply the best move. Amazingly no one plays it.
>
>[D]r1b1kb1r/ppp1n1pp/4q3/5p2/8/2P2N2/PPBP2PP/R1BQK2R w KQkq
>
>Hossa also wants to play Kf2 right from the beginning, soon getting a score > 1:
>

Yes, 13. Kf2 seems a logical move to me. IsiChess pv is
13. Kf2 Bd7 14. Re1 0-0-0 15. d4
with a quite stable score of around +0.6.

Gerd



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