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John Nunn vs TASC R30 (Computer)
"The TASC at Hand" (game of the day May-01-2008)
The Hague AEGON (1995), The Hague NED, rd 6, May-03
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation. English Attack (B80)  ·  1-0


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  RandomVisitor: 9...b5 was probably better... the machine was out of its opening book at this point.
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The TASC R30 is a standalone chess computer. In fact, itís the 2nd most powerful standalone chess computer ever commercially produced. With an ELO rating of 2274, itís powerful enough to challenge most of the chess community. Only the extremely rare Tasc R40, with itís faster processor, bests it with ELO 2300.

May-01-08  apexin: what happens after 28.Kxd6?
May-01-08  jokerman: afther 28...Kxd6 white plays 29.exd7 and now the black night is pinned. afther 29.exd7 Qxd7? 30. Bf3 Kc5 31. Rd1 Rd8 32. Bxd5 Qxd5 33. Qc3+ and the black queen is lost or if black now plays Qc4 white plays 34. Qxc4+ Kxc4 and white now wins the rook. i'm not shure if this is the best line, but i would play it... i will check with engine, next post :0)
May-01-08  jokerman: deep shredder plays 29. exd7 Qe7 30. Rh6+ f6 31. Bf3 and resigns, because he says best move is Qe3 and afther 31. Bf3 Qe3 32. Qxe3 Nxe3 33. Bxa8 white has best position and a easely won game. hope that explains enough "apexin" greatings jokerman.
May-01-08  apexin: thank you that explains everything.
May-01-08  Whitehat1963: What is the terrible consequence of 19...exf5?
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  kevin86: It looks like Mr Nunn rapped the computer's fingers with a ruler.

If Mr. Nunn formed a flying team,they would be called the "Blue Nunns" or the "Flying Nunns"

How about the confusion if Mr. Nunn had become a priest.

The game is noteworthy in that the winner opens up the position for the major pieces to attack the king- and how he did it.

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  kevin86: Alternate title:The TASC-master
May-01-08  vescovifan: <whitehat> 20. Nxd5 wins the piece back at least and doubles the pawns, the black king is exposed to Re1+ ideas, I was too lazy to look at some computer variation but looks like white is much better.
May-01-08  jadedpawn: I think it's interesting how f5 becomes weak for black after he posts a piece on d5 overloading the e6 pawn.
May-01-08  zanza: Beautiful game
May-01-08  Knight to f6: Great game! It took TASC a lot of time to accept that knight sac (which was offered at least three times in different situations) and when it finally did Nunn pinned the computer to the floor--or, at least, its knight.
May-02-08  Whitehat1963: What happens on 25. Qh6?
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  patzer2: The computer makes a positional error with 17...d5? and Nunn rapidly exploits the error. After the practically forced 18. exd5 Bxd5, Nunn's nimble 19. Nf5! decisively exploits the now helpless Black King position.
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