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Chess Genius (Computer) vs Jan Timman
"A Very Stable Genius" (game of the day Oct-01-2020)
AEGON Simul (1997) (exhibition), The Hague NED, Apr-16
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0



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  mahmoudkubba: <greystar69 and Marco65>: that was my point from the question, a weaker player may exist so why Timman resigned so early. It is a valuable question as part as I think???
Nov-23-04  Dudley: Computers of this strength don't make mistakes in tactical positions-you could almost say if the computer made the sac you may as well resign. In this case, you can believe the opponent.
Nov-23-04  Stonewaller2: <Marco65> Of course after 47. ... ♔h8 49. ♖f8+ ♔h7 50. ♕g8#. <ellipotrix>, after 47. ... ♔h8 48. ♖xh6+ ♖h7 50. ♗f6+ ♕xf6 51. ♖xf6, no?

But what's the line after 44. ... ♔h5, I'm thinking 45. ♖xf6 winning Black's ♘ and ♗, but couldn't those connected passers still spell trouble?

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  kevin86: It is a simple soultion,but it has complicated results-it is in fact an exchange sac-to spur an attack.
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  kevin86: Did someone put a sign on the computer saying:Geinyus at werk?
Nov-23-04  simsan: <Stonewaller2>: After 44 ... ♔h5 45. ♕xf6 and ... 45... ♕g4 46.♖xg4 ♔xg4 47.h3+ ♔h5 48.g4#
45... ♕xf6 46.♗xf6 xxxx 47.g4#
45... ♖g8 46.♖f5 ♕xf5 47.♕xf5 ♔xh4 48.g3# [♕g4#]
45... d2 46.Rg5 [hxg5 47.Qxg5#] Kxh4 47. Rf4+ Qg4 48.Rfxg4#
Nov-23-04  Whitehat1963: I actually saw this one pretty quickly. Does that make me a Genius, too??
Nov-23-04  Whitehat1963: O.K., don't actually answer that!
Nov-23-04  Nickisimo: I think the whole "genius" joke has been played out.
Nov-24-04  iron maiden: Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
Nov-24-04  patzer2: Although the puzzle solution 44. Rxg7+! begins with a strong deflection move, I'm adding this one to my "discovered check" collection because the discovered check threat after 44...Kxg7 45. Rxf6! is decisive.
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  FSR: A Very Stable Genius.
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  FSR: That didn't take long! I submitted the pun on September 30, and it's still September 30 here (albeit not in Florida).
Oct-01-20  JPi: Typical chess program's win. Waiting a mistake in an inferior position. 26...Ne5 Black is better. Or if "a" file has to be taken 26...Ra3 then 27...Rea8 but not 26...Ra2? Nothing to be compared of what deep learning shows to us.
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  offramp: I did not recognize the phrase, so I checked on Qihoo360 and it turns out to be a quote by America's magnanimous leader Donald Trump:

<"“You guys are nuts. I'm not going in there. I understand some noise. I'm a very stable genius. I'm like, really smart.">

Oct-01-20  Brenin: Also the title of a recent (and currently very relevant) book by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.
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  offramp: October the first! 🐇🐰🐇🐰🐇🐇🐰!
Oct-01-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Since a lot of the action was going to be around Black's center pawns, 30 ... Ra8 was a terrible move. But the engine thinks Black still had a (much diminished) advantage after playing it.
Oct-01-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: The obvious next pun should be on Biden's slogan "Build Back Better".

I haven't found anything for "build" however other than the name "Bill", nor have I yet picked out a great game to go with, for example, "Bill Black Better".

Please feel free to steal those ideas. :)

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  moronovich: <Please feel free to steal those ideas. :)>

If Trump looses the election,they could write on his gravestone "Bitten By Biden".

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  offramp: I was thinking of Shakespeare's <He will not stand when he is Biden> for O Chajes vs Gruenfeld, 1923, "a 15½ hour game, with 57 moves before the first capture".
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  Honza Cervenka: 30...f4! 31.Bh4 e4! would have given black overwhelming advantage. 42...Nh5 was better than 42...Kg6?, of course 43...Ba6? loses the game instantly but also better moves like 43...Nh5 or 43...Nd7 or 43...Re7 are not already much satisfactory as well.
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  FSR: <offramp> <Brenin> I have read the book. The notion that Trump is "very stable" or a "genius" is risible.
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  FSR: Retired general Stanley McChrystal has endorsed Biden. If that induces people to vote for the Democratic candidate, it will be <McChrystal Blue Persuasion>.
Oct-01-20  SChesshevsky: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Since a lot of the action was going to be around Black's center pawns, 30...Ra8 was a terrible move...> Yeah, probably did turn out to be a critical loss of time.

But I think Timman had a good plan for ...Ra8 when he went for the exchange sac. Guessing he might've calculated 31...cxb4 32. Rxb4 Qd6 33. Rb2 Ra3 34.Ra2 d3 35. Rxa3 Qc5+ 36. Qf2 Qxa3 37. Qe3 e4. Where it looks like good compensation.

I can't believe Timman wanted the position after 34...Bc8. So what went wrong?

Guessing Timman missed the Queen hanging in his initial calculation. So after 31...cxb4, white can simply play 32. Rxd4 with a messy position. But after 31...Qf6, 32...Bb7, 33...Re8, does seem white gets the initiative and makes 30...Ra8 probably a time waster.

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