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Rybka (Computer) vs Houdini (Computer)
"Hairy Houdini" (game of the day Jun-18-2013)
TCEC Houdini - Rybka Match (2011), http://www.tcec-chess.org, rd 3, Jan-29
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1
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Jun-18-13
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  twinlark: Great pun!
Jun-18-13
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  twinlark: Don't understand the game at all, though the pawn sac on d5 was obviously key to the whole game.
Jun-18-13  Caissanist: Computers don't play chess, they just solve it.
Jun-18-13
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Has anyone figured out why the silicon monsters played what they played from moves 20-45?
Jun-18-13
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  morfishine: I've never seen a game before with 27 straight waiting moves

For awhile there, Houdini appeared handcuffed, then POOF!!!...its up a piece

Oh, and nice pun!

Jun-18-13  pilobolus: Did somebody checked out with computer if the moves are correct?

Just kidding....

Jun-18-13
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  Check It Out: This is like Karpov playing himself back in the '70s/'80s.
Jun-18-13  MoonlitKnight: <This is like Karpov playing himself back in the '70s/'80s.> LOL

Starting on move 23 until move 48 when black finally breaks in the center, this is computer chess at its most absurd.

However, the tactical mayhem that ensues is exquisite. The killer blow 52...Nxb4!! crowned with 65...Bxf3!!

Jun-18-13  KlingonBorgTatar: Looks like Petrosian playing against himself . It was his birthday yesterday.
Jun-18-13  pumping707: What a @#$%* Boring game! Can someone explain 67.Qxa6 for me? Its looks like a blunder?Is it? Any1? Do computer also blunder?
Jun-18-13
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  Sastre: <pumping707> As White couldn't prevent 67...Rd8 followed by 68...Rd1, Black was always going to win the White queen.
Jun-18-13  Tigranny: Nice pun. Isn't Houdini the strongest chess engine, even more than Rybka?
Jun-18-13
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  playground player: Two heads of the Church are better than one.
Jun-18-13
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  kevin86: Rybka's bishop couldn't escape from Houdini.

A better pun:There is NO escape.

Jun-18-13  detritus: I think 87. f4 provides an outlet to White's bishop, or at the very least allows White to take Black's DSB, but by then Black just needs to push its h-pawn down the board, something like: 86. ... Ke7, 87. f4 h4, 88. gxh4 gxh4, 89. Kf2 Bd4+

Or if 88. Bxg5 h3, Kf2 h2

Jun-18-13  Redeemed: Wow, this game really is all about "he goes there, I go there..." It's ridiculous.
Aug-09-13  GumboGambit: According to Rybka, White's loss can only be attributed to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Error.
Sep-27-15  sfm: The winning 64.-,Td8! is one of those moves you just may not find when you are sitting there sweating.
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