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Subject: Re: Spike-Rybka

Author: Jan Kiwitter

Date: 14:21:13 12/28/05

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On December 28, 2005 at 12:48:11, Vasik Rajlich wrote:

>On December 28, 2005 at 09:20:44, Jan Kiwitter wrote:
>>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
>Mike / Jan,
>can you win or even draw against an engine like Shredder here? Computer assisted
>is ok. This looks like a classic case of a position which canĀ“t be improved ..

Hi Vas,

indeed my first tries to win as black didn't work. Maybe I played too bad or you
are just right and I overestimated the possibilities of black.

Best regards

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