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Subject: Re: the reason why Anaconda canīt draw against Hydra...

Author: Kai Skibbe

Date: 11:21:19 03/01/05

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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.

Nc5 is exactly the move Hydra expected in this position, but Anaconda doesnīt
like to give the rook for bishop and pawn.

>Please notice that my intention is to help the programers and not to show how
>weak chessprograms are playing chess.
Your comment is welcome and useful for future improvement.

Thanks,
Kai



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