|Nov-02-14|| ||rhedrich: White's well-placed pawns beat Black's ill-placed rook. Amazing.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||Jamboree: There is so much crazy deep tactics going on in this game that humans will likely never understand why many of the moves were played.|
Several different times when black had a rook up for the pawns, he make peculiar decisions to NOT develop and NOT untangle himself.
Probably because there were insane 12-move-long combinations awaiting any of the obvious developing moves, which both computers saw, so they both went instead into what to us humans would have been irrelevant side lines.
|Nov-02-14|| ||Check It Out: It's instructive how both sides kept their knights "talking" to each other through much of the game.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||956043: Jonny is handicapped by the move 3...Be6?|
|Nov-02-14|| ||FairyPromotion: Wonderful game! I kind of wish it was played between two humans, but still...|
Many times I have seen people discuss the standard material values, like how bishops should be worth more than knights, or sometimes how a queen is better than two rooks, but I think the most underrated pieces on this system are pawns. Give me 4 pawns over a rook any day.
Oh, and let me use this opportunity to bring a wonderful finish to the attention of those who might have missed it. Here is a game that was previously GOTD with the same pun: Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003
|Nov-02-14|| ||Ratt Boy: <FairyPromotion>:
Thanks for pointing us to that other Jonny. The ending actuary made me laff out LOL.
|Nov-02-14|| ||Penguincw: Thanks to <notyetagm> (and maybe others) for pointing out this game, and nominating it for <GOTD>.|
Also notice how after 23...Qxc1, black is down a rook for 2 pawns, and after 41...Kxd7, it's <2> rooks for 3 pawns. Of course, white quickly regains it.
The last GOTD to feature a computer I believe is Stockfish vs Rybka, 2013 on July 15th, 2014.
|Nov-02-14|| ||goldenbear: I used to crush Chessmaster from time to time.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||wind mind: This is why we can forget about it...|
|Nov-02-14|| ||Ovy: It's just amazing for how many moves SF was playing rook down.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||Rama: I have to admire 37. Kh2|
|Nov-03-14|| ||kevin86: White's outside pawn will win!|
|Jan-01-15|| ||Nova: Sorry if it is obvious, but why doesn't Black play 21…c1=Q? Isn't that just winning?|
|Jan-23-15|| ||Jeff253: Nova... if 21...c1Q then 22.Raxc1 Qxc1 23.Nac4! White is down a rook for a few moves, but should end up a pawn up and with an superior position.|
E.g. 21...C1Q 22.Raxc1 Qxc1 23.Nac4 Qc2 24.Nd6 (not quite as accurate is 24.Qd7 Ne7 25.e4 Qxe4 26.Nd6 Qxd4 27.Nexf7 Nbc6 28.Re1 Rb8 29.Nxh8 ) 24...f6 (24...g6 creating an escape square for the king, 25.Nxc8 Qxc8 26.e4 , 24...Rb8? trying to keep the material advantage 25.e4! Qc7 26.Nd7+ ) 25.e4 fxe5 26.exd5 Nxd5 27.Qd7 Qc7 28.Qf5+ Nf6 29.Nxc8
|Jul-10-16|| ||RandomVisitor: After 21...a5
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+0.33/47 22.Nac4 Kg8 23.Qa3 f6 24.Nf3 Nd3 25.Rfc1 Nxc1 26.Rxc1 Nb4 27.Ne1 g6 28.h3 Kg7 29.Nxc2 Nxc2 30.Rxc2 Rhd8 31.Rc1 Qb7 32.Nxa5 Rxc1+ 33.Qxc1 Rc8 34.Qd1 Qb5 35.Nc4 Rb8 36.Nd2 Qc6 37.Qb1 Qc3 38.Qa2 Qc1+ 39.Kh2 Qc7+ 40.g3 Qc6 41.Qa5 Rb5 42.Qa7+ Rb7 43.Qa8 Rc7 44.Qxc6 Rxc6 45.Ne4 Rc2 46.Kg2 Kf7 47.g4 Ke7 48.Kg3 Rc1 49.Kf4 Rc2 50.g5 fxg5+ 51.Kxg5 Rb2 52.Kh6
<+0.16/47 22.Nb5 c1Q 23.Raxc1 Qxc1 24.h3 Qc2 25.Nd6 f6> 26.e4 fxe5 27.exd5 Ke7 28.Nxc8+ Rxc8 29.Qxa5 Qc3 30.dxe5 Qd4 31.d6+ Ke6 32.Qb5 Rd8 33.Qb7 Nd5 34.Qxg7 Qxe5 35.Qxh7 Rxd6 36.Qg8+ Ke7 37.Rd1 Nf6 38.Qg7+ Ke6 39.Rxd6+ Kxd6 40.Qf8+ Kd7 41.Qb4 Ne4 42.Qa4+ Kd6 43.Qa6+ Kc7 44.Qc4+ Kb6 45.Qb4+ Kc7 46.Qe1 Kd6 47.h4 Qd5 48.Qe3 Nf6 49.f3 Kd7 50.g3 Qd1+ 51.Kg2 Nd5 52.Qe4 Qxb3 53.h5
|Jul-19-16|| ||Keyser Soze: For a human perspective, would be a Knightmare (literally) defending those center pawns advancing plus that unpleasant conected knights on black's camp, even with a "rook down" (actually a rook for 4 paws). So getting a very active position paid off.|