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

Author: Frank Schneider

Date: 22:20:25 03/02/05

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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
> the lack of positional knowledge. This counts for most of curent
>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.

Hi Thomas,

you're right, Nc5 was probably the best move in this position.
But your title "the reason why Anaconda canīt draw against Hydra..."
is a bit misleading. Even after Nc5, white is better and you still
can't be sure to draw this position against a machine almost 60 times
faster ;-)


>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.

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