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Fritz (Computer) vs Viswanathan Anand
Chess Classics Duell (1998), Frankfurt, rd 1
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Defense (C67)  ·  0-1



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Nov-17-05  BobbyBishop: wow..pretty impressive play by anand. it shows how then (not sure about present time) humans had the upper hand in long, slow, positional manuvering. also impressive is taking into account the length of the game how anand was able to withstand the pressure of the relentless computer which simply doesn't get fatigued or lose concentration hour after hour. against such a stong computer, one doesn't have the luxury of making any second rate moves which these silicon brains pounce on instantly and proceed to make minced meat out of you.
Nov-17-05  SnoopDogg: Wonder of this Berlin Defense game influenced Kramnik to use it in his match against Kasparov.
Feb-22-08  hitman84: The rise of Berlin Defense!
Aug-04-10  shatranj7: This game reminds me of Nakamura vs. Crafty. It is impressive the way Anand adjusted his style here. He used the computers materialism against itself. Also interesting is the fact that he took away all of the computer's major piece play by swiftly trading them off. Since computer lines, in terms of endgames, are so long, deviations from "natural" moves throw them completely off. Also, preparation for play against a computer is almost foolproof. When I play Chessmaster, the highest that I can beat is Vanessa, who is rated 2200. If I just randomly play her, I lose maybe 60 percent of the time. In the Caro-Kan or the King's Indian Defense however, I can beat her at will, because I've memorized the games that I beat her in before. I noticed that the computer will repeat the game move for move. You can tell that this is what is happening here.
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