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Michael Adams vs Hydra (Computer)
Adams - Hydra Match (2005), London ENG, rd 4, Jun-25
Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation (B23)  ·  0-1


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Jun-25-05  stenis3: Hi to everybody!! Today I had finally defeated the monstereous :)) WIN-BOARD program,if beeing more precise,I had beaten Win-Board4 with white pices,thats for a first time,and only when I started to play activly,first achiving closed position and after it charging to atack with sacrifice.Of cause,Adams is much much much stronger player than me,but if I could eventualy rip off that prog,I think he can tare HYDRA to pices,but only if he plays head on,no fear,like old good Kaspi in first game of rematch against Deep-Blue and Deep Junior.I wish to Adams best of luck,go Mickey!!:)) ... By the way..I have a great suspect that HYDRA is really a fritz 5.35 engine running on very robust hardware.Check it yourself.Just analize each game with a regular chessbase prog with free analisys engine(fritz 5.35).Nearly every move is identical.Have fun:)))
Jun-25-05  maoam: A remarkably lucid and insightful comment.
Jun-25-05  Everett: <the 3 Gambiteers> you were remarkably polite to <Catfriend>, even though he came at you in such heat, over an incident that didn't even involve him, yet there is nary an apology in sight once you proved that he misunderstood, and that you were in the right the whole time. You are a model kibitzer.
Jun-25-05  Wilhelm: Time to switch to a closed opening? I suggest 1. Nf3, 1.c4 or 1. d4 and start praying! ..
Jun-25-05  TennesseeStud: <i would greatly enjoy a good Nf3 game at this point, adams has definitely not been playing anticomputer up to this point, he needs to play for deep positional understanding, not deep tactics
Jun-25-05  umbeatabul player: when will the game get started i like to see some action
Jun-25-05  maoam: Note the text directly below the board:

<Game Starts at 10:00am EST - it is now 05:44 (EST)>

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  OhioChessFan: That is why I said it.

<3Gambiteers> I understood what you meant anyway!

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  OhioChessFan: I like Mickey's current hedgehog position. He should offer the draw now, before the complications ensue.
Jun-25-05  maoam: If Hydra's book contains Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 (regarded as best play according to modern theory) then Adams should be fine.
Jun-25-05  umbeatabul player: can any one tell me when this stupid mach will get started its after 10am
Jun-25-05  Wilhelm: <OhioChessFan: I like Mickey's current hedgehog position. He should offer the draw now, before the complications ensue.> lol! At last one poster trying to set up a smart caption to the starting board! (I've been trying -unsuccessfully :(- to do it myself in game 1 and 2 ;) ..
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  lostemperor: Adams can win $ 10 grants today!
Jun-25-05  Montreal1666: <stenis3:> Have you downloaded Fritz 5.35 lately? If yes where?
Jun-25-05  charms: : ) I know of an analysis of the starting position, trying to claim that white's position is in shatters after 1.e4.
Jun-25-05  Catfriend: Did you mean Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 ? It's the most famous attempt to counter the dubious 1.e4?! I could think about. Any suggestions?
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  lostemperor: <Catfriend> I put some comments there on the game. Kasparov's variation has been refuted before the game by Geller. He forgot to tell Karpov about it.
Jun-25-05  arifattar: Alright. This is my first game of the match. Finally, I can see the game live and enjoy a good 16 move draw.
Jun-25-05  arifattar: Who are the sponsors? Anyone knows?
Jun-25-05  Catfriend: <lostemperor> You're right:) half-point taken:)
Jun-25-05  Dr. Mol: Oh boy, it will be again a desaster for mankind. What is Garry doing?
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  lostemperor: I'm not sure who the sponsors are but the Hydra team is trying to get their computer promoted to get an order from some firm for different purposes. So the stakes are high again for man and machine.
Jun-25-05  LIFE Master AJ: I am hoping - and praying - that the human will win one today.
Jun-25-05  arifattar: If Adams wins will he get an order from someone? ):- (That's a smile I think)
Jun-25-05  Nobis: This is the Ultimate match Man versus Machine; if Adams lose the humanity lose, so we must hope to the winning of humanity. GO MICKEY
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