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Subject: Re: the reason why Anaconda can´t draw against Hydra...

Author: Thomas Lagershausen

Date: 08:18:31 03/01/05

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On March 01, 2005 at 09:40:38, Gabor Szots wrote:

>On March 01, 2005 at 08:47:11, Thomas Lagershausen wrote:
>
>>[D]2r2r1k/1bqnb1pp/p2pB3/1p1Pp3/2n5/5NNP/PP3PP1/R1BQR1K1 b - - 4 20
>>
>>...is the lack of positional knowledge. This counts for most of curent
>>chessprograms.
>>
>>In the last round of Paderborn Anaconda reaches this position with the black
>>pieces against Hydra and lost without any real resistance.
>>
>>But it is not difficult to see that black has to play against the weak pawn on
>>d5 to get enough counterplay. So, the sacrifice of the exchange by 20...Nc5 or
>>20...Nf6 give black the chance to free his game and equalize the position.
>>
>>Please notice that my intention is to help the programers and not to show how
>>weak chessprograms are playing chess.
>>
>>Have fun and improve your chessprograms.
>>
>>TL
>
>
>Hi Thomas,
>
>Shredder 9 has been analyzing the position now for 10 minutes, and cannot come
>up with your idea (see below).
>I (a 2050 Élő player) think the case is not so simple. The exchange sacrifice
>may free the position but equalize? What does black get in exchange? I am sure
>that sooner or later the material disadvantage will tell.
>
It looks like you trust the computers too much. Black gets the center, the
bishoppair and plays with bishop and pawn against the rook. This is more than
enough. It is a pitty how bad the influence of computerchess to humans is.

What can i say more?

Only if another chessprograme show you the way you agree?

Greetings
Thomas



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