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William Winter vs Mir Sultan Khan
London (1932), London ENG, rd 6, Feb-06
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (B38)  ·  0-1
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May-18-03  ZScore: 11. Nd6 seems like a powerful post. What do you say crafty?
May-18-03  Bears092: according to CM 9000, after 11. Nd6 a5, the best thing is to exchange it for the bishop.
May-18-03
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  crafty: 11. ♘d6 ♕f6 12. ♘xc8 ♖fxc8 13. g3 b5 14. cxb5 ♘b4 =   (eval 0.20; depth 12 ply; 250M nodes)
May-18-03  Shadout Mapes: 12.Nxc8 looks like a bad move in Crafty's line, why give up a god-like knight (on d6) for a completely useless bishop that can't even move without being captured? Either I'm missing something, or Crafty just can't analyze the relative power of pieces.
May-18-03  Larsker: Man, do I love this place.

Who was this Mir Sultan Khan? The shah of Persia?

I click on the link and find out that he was only "a serf on the estate of an Indian Maharajah". Still not bad, I guess.

Nevertheless - am I the only one noticing that the really juicy games are the ones from the old days when men were men and computers was something even HG Wells couldn't imagine?

Does anyone care about 2 computer systems battling it out in chromium and steel?

And all this opening theory.... I read one game in my newspaper this week - after 30 moves, the commentator wrote "All this has been seen before". Hey - after 30 moves, Mir Sultan Khan had wrapped up the game.

May-18-03
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  Calli: White would have difficulty maintaining the knight on d6 because black controls d4. For instance, 11.Nd6 Qh4+ 12.Bf2 Qf6 13.Qd2 Ba6 and black threatens Nd4. Its an unclear position, but perhaps Winter was uncomfortable going into such a tactical battle with his King exposed.
May-18-03  ZScore: You have a good point Calli, the fact that black controls the d4 square will make it difficult for white to maintain a posted knight on d6. Black can post his own knight on d4 and black's control of d4 is further reinforced by the fianchettoed bishop on g7. If white chooses to post a knight on d6, Black can respond by posting a knight on d4, blockading the d-file. This will prevent white from effectively defending his knight on d6.
Apr-22-06  Whitehat1963: The poor rook can't find a spare square. Excellent game from the Player of the Day.
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