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Subject: Re: Spike-Rybka

Author: Jan Kiwitter

Date: 06:20:44 12/28/05

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On December 28, 2005 at 07:33:18, Drexel,Michael wrote:

>On December 28, 2005 at 03:12:23, Vasik Rajlich wrote:
>>Interesting game. I didn't like .. h6 and .. g5 by Rybka in the opening (as I
>>suspect most human players won't), and there were a few moments in the endgame
>>where better resistance could have been put up - but these are relatively minor
>>The biggest issue was the incorrect sacrifice of the h6 pawn. The Rybka static
>>eval incorrectly gives the following position (and others of a similar type) as
>>roughly equal:
>>[D] 8/1b2b1k1/pp1ppp2/nPq5/P1P1P3/2QRNPP1/8/1N2KB1r b - - 0 27
>The position _is_ roughly equal.
>It was just badly misplayed by Rybka.

I also thought like this during the game. I think instead of exchanging the
queens soon Rybka may have tried to activate his pair of bishops by planning
f6-f5 sooner or later. (Of course this was just my impression without any deep


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