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Subject: Re: Position from local chess club

Author: Howard Exner

Date: 14:03:45 11/05/99

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On November 05, 1999 at 08:46:59, Bernhard Bauer wrote:

>On November 05, 1999 at 06:31:49, Howard Exner wrote:
>
>>1. b5+ Qxb5 2. Nd3 Qxc4+ 3. Nf4 Qxe2 4. Nxe2
>>Input this into Crafty and where it goes.
>>White has to take care not to fall into a drawn ending with the
>>eventually advanced black rook pawn. Also the KQN vs kq should be avoided.
>>I tried what looked like good defenses for black but always came up a move
>>or two short
>>of drawing. If black just goes ahead and advances the a pawn white will
>>capture the g7 pawn with the king and win by one tempo. Those endgame tablebases
>>should come in handy.
>
>Thank you for your explanation. The line you give seams good.
>A human analysis is still better than anyone done by a computer.
>Anyway it would be interesting to know what other programs think.
>Kind regards
>Bernhard

I use computers to analyse but usually just input moves I think will work
then let the computer do its calculating. In this case however Rebel Century
immediately played b5+ with a plus 3.00 eval.

However, even with a Knight up computers may still fall into a drawing
trap as I mentioned above. It's an excellent position with some "study-like"
qualities.



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