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FIBChess (Computer) vs ETABETA (Computer)
WCCC 2006 (2006), Turin, rd 4, May-27
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Hedgehog Defense (A30)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-06  theskandinavian: And again ETABETA shows us it's unbelievable playing style! :-) 16.Qd7? even my little brother would have seen the knight on h5!
May-28-06  supertimchan: hmm... Not really. White was threating Qxc8 mate, so the h5 knight must stay. Your brother would have lost the game even quicker.
May-28-06  MarioBalibrera: Qxc8 mate?
May-28-06  Knight13: This is the first game FIBChess won over the years... Impressive.


May-28-06  Karpova: ETABETA already made progresses: He learned how to resign
May-28-06  aw1988: Wow. I would have thought that FIBChess was doomed to lose forever...
May-28-06  cotdt: these engines are much more fun to play against than fritz or shredder btw.
May-28-06  Knight13: <cotdt> Yeah. I agree. But if I keep beating it all day I might get bored!
May-29-06  whatthefat: I think they need to introduce lifetime bans for programmers whose engines get beaten by FIBChess.
May-29-06  theskandinavian: <supertimchan> Why? I don't see the mate on c8. If 17.Qc8+ (I think you meant Qc8+ not Qxc8+, didn't you?), then 18.Qd8. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that there is a mate...
May-29-06  CapablancaFan: <theskandinavian: <supertimchan> Why? I don't see the mate on c8. If 17.Qc8+ (I think you meant Qc8+ not Qxc8+, didn't you?), then 18.Qd8. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that there is a mate...> Ok, this was the situation, after 16.Qf5 there are 2 threats: the knight on h5 being threatened with capture and a check on c8 being threatened. If 16... Nf6 or g6(to save the knight) 17.Qc8+ ...Qd8(the only move)18.Qxd8+! Now the king is forced to recapture thus giving up it's right to castle.18...Kd8 19.Rxd8+!(black's d pawn falls)19...Nd7(the only move to save black's b6 pawn) 20.Rad1! Now both rooks are lined up on the d file with only a knight between them and the king! <thescandinavian> you are correct, there is no immediate mate, but after the ensuing moves FIBChess's advantage is just too great.
May-30-06  theskandinavian: <CapablancaFan> Yes, you're right, FIBChess's advantage would be too great after this line. I just wondered, why ETABETA didn't resign after 16.Qf5, but instead played this blunder.
Mar-19-07  hscer: the single victory on FIBChess's record
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