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Re:Festive Fun match....
« on: January 9, 2006, 06:03AM »
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Thanks for the games Chris. I'm glad to see at least you have had some time to play with your computers Unlike me

I still haven't had a chance even to have the two Byte computers go head to head!

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Festive Fun match....
« Reply #1 on: January 6, 2006, 03:56PM »
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Hi All, 

A little late, but happy new year to all readers! 

Christmas and perhaps Easter holidays are about the only time I get to have any proper time to play chess against silicon or other opponents 

Anyway, every Christmas I play a 6 game match against a chosen opponent - In 2004 was the turn of a weak (all be it still too strong for me!) PC program.

For Christmas 2005 I chose my trusty Kasparov Simultano (ranked 1792 on latest Selective Search ranking) for my opponent and set off on a 6 game match (time control G/60).

The first 2 games were promising in that I held my own, and secured 2 draws for a solid start.

Game 2 is shown below for info (I hesitate to use the word enjoyment!).

After being under pressure in the early part, I manage to seize the initiative and try to press home the advantage. Later analysis from Rybka suggests I missed an elementary win (how frustratingly typical!  )


[Event "Festive fun Xmas 2005 - g/60"]
[Site Home"]
[Date "2005.12.17"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Kasparov Simultano"]
[Black "Chris"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A52"]
[Annotator "Rybka 1.0 Beta 32-bit (60s)"]
[PlyCount "99"]

{A52: Budapest Gambit} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 {last book move} e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4
Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+ 6. Nbd2 Qe7 {Can e5 get defended?} 7. e3 {Covers d4} Ngxe5 8.
Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Be2 d6 {Secures e5} 10. Qa4+ Nc6 11. O-O-O O-O 12. a3 Bxd2+ 13.
Rxd2 Bf5 14. Bf3 Be4 15. Qb3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Rfb8 17. Rg1 Kh8 (17... a5 18. Qc3
$14) 18. Rg3 (18. c5 dxc5 19. Rgd1 Na5 $16) 18... a6 (18... f6 19. h4 $11) 19.
Rd5 b6 $2 (19... Qe6 20. Rh5 g6 21. Qc3+ Kg8 22. e4 $14) 20. Qd3 (20. Rh5 $142
{White would have gained the upper hand} Ne5 21. Rgh3 $18) 20... g6 $14 21.
Qc3+ Kg8 22. Bh6 f6 {Consolidates g5} 23. Bf4 (23. f4 Kf7 $14) 23... Ne5 24.
Rd4 (24. h4 c6 25. Rd1 Rd8 $14) 24... b5 25. cxb5 Rxb5 26. Kb1 Rab8 27. Rb4 c5
28. Rxb5 Rxb5 29. e4 (29. h4 Nf7 $15) 29... Qb7 30. Bxe5 dxe5 31. Qd2 (31. Kc2
Rb6 $15) 31... Kg7 32. Ka1 (32. Qc2 $17) 32... Rb3 (32... c4 $142 $17) 33. Rh3
$2 (33. f4 $142 {is a viable option} exf4 34. Rxb3 Qxb3 35. Qxf4 $11) 33... g5
(33... c4 34. Qc1 $19) 34. Rg3 c4 35. Qc1 (35. Qd5 Qxd5 36. exd5 $19) 35... Qc6
$4 {letting the wind out of his own sails} (35... Qb6 36. Ka2 $19) 36. Qd1 $2 (
36. f4 $142 Rxg3 37. hxg3 gxf4 38. gxf4 $17) 36... Qb5 37. Qc1 $4 {
sad, but how else could White save the game?} (37. f4 exf4 38. Rxb3 cxb3 39. f3
$19) 37... Qc5 (37... c3 $142 {ends the debate} 38. bxc3 Qa4 39. Rxg5+ Kf7 $19)
38. f4 $15 Rxg3 39. hxg3 (39. fxg3 gxf4 40. gxf4 c3 41. fxe5 Qxe5 42. Qg1+ Kf7
43. Qa7+ Kg6 44. Qg1+ Qg5 $15) 39... exf4 $17 40. gxf4 gxf4 (40... h5 $5 $17)
41. Qxf4 $15 c3 42. Qg3+ Kf7 43. Qh4 $4 (43. bxc3 Qxa3+ 44. Kb1 Qb3+ 45. Kc1
Qc4 $15) 43... Kg7 (43... c2 $142 {and the rest is a matter of technique} 44.
Qxh7+ Ke6 45. Qg8+ Ke5 46. Qg3+ Kxe4 47. Qg2+ Kd3 48. Qf3+ Kd2 49. Qf4+ Ke1 50.
Qc1+ Kxf2 51. Qf4+ Ke1 52. Qe4+ Kd2 53. Qg2+ Kd3 54. Qf3+ Qe3 55. Qd5+ Ke2 56.
Qc4+ Kd1 57. Qg4+ Ke1 58. Qh4+ Qf2 $19) 44. Qg3+ $11 Kf7 45. bxc3 (45. Qh4 c2
46. Qxh7+ Ke6 47. Qg8+ Ke5 48. Qg3+ Kxe4 49. Qg4+ Kd3 50. Qf3+ Kd2 51. Qf4+ Ke2
52. Qe4+ Kxf2 53. Qf4+ Ke2 54. Qe4+ Kf1 55. Qd3+ Kf2 56. Qd2+ Kf3 57. Qd3+ Kf4
58. Qf1+ Ke5 59. Qe2+ Kd6 60. Qd3+ Kc7 61. Qg3+ Qd6 62. Qc3+ Qc6 63. Qg3+ Kb7
64. Qg7+ Kb6 65. Qg1+ Qc5 $19) 45... Qxa3+ 46. Kb1 Qb3+ 47. Kc1 Qa3+ (47... Qc4
48. Qf3 $15) 48. Kb1 Qb3+ (48... h5 49. Kc2 $15) 49. Kc1 Qa3+ (49... Qc4 $5 50.
Qf3 Qc5 $15) 50. Kb1 $11 1/2-1/2


Ok after this initial success things started to go downhill rapidly as the festive celebrations (and excess food and drink! began to take effect)

Game 3 was lost - I haven't analysed this but as a patzer felt I lost an important tempo after an over aggressive 30th move and although I thought I might have saved the endgame struggled under time pressure. Game 3 is below for your amusement! 

[Event "Festive fun - Xmas Tourney 2005"]
[Site "Home"]
[Date "2005.12.24"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Chris"]
[Black "Kasparov Simultano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "120"]
[TimeControl "300"]
{H9.5: 320Kb 4 [%lev 2,4] [%hopt 540671055] [%rmv 121] [%tns 0,1] [%ctv 0]}

1. d4 d5 {[%eval 0,1]} 2. c4 {[%emt 8]} e6 3. Nc3 {[%emt 2]} c5 {[%emt 1]}
4. cxd5 exd5 {[%emt 3]} 5. Nf3 Nc6 {[%emt 3]} 6. g3 Nf6 {[%emt 2]}
7. Bg2 Be7 {[%emt 3]} 8. O-O O-O {[%emt 1]} 9. dxc5 Bxc5 {[%emt 1]}
10. Bg5 d4 {[%emt 2]} 11. Ne4 Be7 {[%emt 1]} 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 {[%emt 4]}
13. Bxf6 Qxf6 {[%emt 1]} 14. Ne1 {[%emt 1]} Re8 {[%emt 2]} 15. Nd3 {[%emt 1]}
Bg4 {[%emt 3]} 16. Re1 {[%emt 5]} Rac8 {[%emt 2]} 17. Rc1 Re7 {[%emt 5]}
18. Qd2 Qe6 {[%emt 1]} 19. b3 Ree8 {[%emt 17]} 20. Nc5 Qe7 {[%emt 5]}
21. Nd3 {[%emt 4]} a6 {[%emt 2]} 22. Qf4 f5 {[%emt 2]} 23. h3
g5 {[%emt 4]} 24. Qd2 Bh5 {[%emt 3]} 25. Bf3 {[%emt 4]} Bxf3 {[%emt 5]}
26. exf3 Qg7 {[%emt 2]} 27. Rxe8+ Rxe8 {[%emt 3]} 28. Re1 Rxe1+ {[%emt 1]}
29. Qxe1 {[%emt 1]} Kf7 {[%emt 3]} 30. Nc5 {[%emt 7]} Qe5 {[%emt 3]}
31. Nd3 {[%emt 14]} Qxe1+ {[%emt 1]} 32. Nxe1 Nb4 {[%emt 9]}
33. Kf1 {[%emt 5]} d3 {[%emt 3]} 34. Ng2 {[%emt 1]} Nxa2 {[%emt 3]}
35. Ke1 Nc1 {[%emt 3]} 36. b4 {[%emt 1]} Na2 {[%emt 2]} 37. b5
a5 {[%emt 2]} 38. Kd2 Nb4 {[%emt 2]} 39. Ne1 a4 {[%emt 2]} 40. Nxd3
Nd5 {[%emt 2]} 41. Kc2 Nc7 {[%emt 2]} 42. Nc5 Nxb5 {[%emt 4]}
43. Nxa4 Nd4+ {[%emt 1]} 44. Kd3 {[%emt 2]} Nxf3 {[%emt 2]} 45. Ke3
Ng1 {[%emt 3]} 46. h4 gxh4 {[%emt 2]} 47. gxh4 b5 {[%emt 2]}
48. Nb2 b4 {[%emt 3]} 49. Kf4 {[%emt 1]} Kf6 {[%emt 2]} 50. Kg3
Ne2+ {[%emt 3]} 51. Kf3 Nc3 {[%emt 4]} 52. Ke3 b3 {[%emt 2]}
53. Kd3 Ne4 {[%emt 4]} 54. Ke3 Ke5 {[%emt 3]} 55. Nd3+ {[%emt 6]}
Kd5 {[%emt 2]} 56. Nb2 Nc5 {[%emt 3]} 57. Kf4 {[%emt 1]} Ke6 {[%emt 2]}
58. Kg5 Ne4+ {[%emt 3]} 59. Kh6 Nxf2 {[%emt 2]} 60. Kxh7 Kf6
0-1


I have not dared to show any of the subsequent games, suffice to say that these were much shorter games with me unfortunately on the receiving end of some rather shocking defeats (culminating in forgetting my opening theory on 3rd move of Tarrrasch - galling as I got a draw with this opening in the first game!). So in short I lost games 4 and 5 and therefore the match by score of 4:1 (I could not face a 6th game and retired for another helping of trifle!).

Anyway, roll on Easter, I think I will chose the CC3 as my next opponent! 

Best wishes


Chris
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