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Fruit (Computer) vs Crafty (Computer)
WCCC (2005), Reykjavik ISL, rd 6, Aug-18
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  1-0

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Jan-03-06
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  al wazir: This is one wild game. Hard to believe that computers were playing; I would have guessed that it was Blackburne and Bird.
Jan-03-06  monad: What fun. Does anybody know what the time controls were? Blitz? 100 mins? 2 hours? Thanks.
Jan-03-06  alicefujimori: My goodness. Only computers will play something like 12.Qd2 followed by 13.Qc3. Of course, 16...0-0 was another computer move. Why didn't crafty consider instead 0-0-0?
Jan-03-06  Steppenwolf: Beautiful "romantic" game. Who said computers are boring? Kramnik could never play like this. Only Kasparov, at his best.
Jan-03-06  monad: What would Crafty play after 14.Nxb6?

(14...axb6 15.f4 gxf4 16.Bxf4 ..? (Bb7 maybe?)

Jan-03-06  Steppenwolf: Monad, in your line, white is already lost! Open file for the rook and queen on the king, etc.
Jan-04-06  monad: <Steppenwolf: Monad, in your line, white is already lost! >

Nonsense!

Jan-04-06  monad: There are some dicey moves in this game. 20. Nxb6 axb6 would have been better at move 14.

Move 21.Bxh6 is questionable, and so is Black's reply...Rg8.

Maybe some day, when somebody with a Crafty programme has the time, they can test this position on a slow check.

Again: does anybody know if this was a blitz game or a 100/120 minutes game?

Jan-04-06  Karpova: <monad>
from the official site:
<The 13 th World Computer-Chess Championship (WCCC) will be a Swiss-system event with 11 rounds in which the rate of play will be 60 moves in 2 hours followed by the rest of the game in 30 minutes.>
Jan-04-06  crafty: 14. ♘xb6 axb6 15. f4 gxf4 16. ♗xf4 O-O 17. ♗xe5 ♕xe5   (eval 1.15; depth 16 ply; 1500M nodes)
Jan-05-06  monad: <Karpova> Thanks.
<CG: Crafty> Thanks to you too. It looks as if an earlier Nxb6 axb6 is indeed better for White.

This may be a 'romantic' game in some people's perception (?), but I see it is very complex indeed. From move 21 onwards I can't figure it out at all. Particularly 23.Rxg6 seems a little odd, when 23.Bg5 seems so much more creative. However, I am expecting 23...Qg7. and maybe that is a little optimistic. What would others (including machines) suggest after 23.Bg5 ?

Dec-29-15  Flipboard Newsstand: Getting Crafty with the Fruity.
Dec-29-15  Hobo Erectus: The Fruit has a wimpy whistling habit.
Mar-01-17  Patanjali: > "What would others (including machines) suggest after 23.Bg5?"

Brainfish-17.01.30 suggests Qe3, which it evaluates as being worth +2.18 at a depth of 30 ply / 50M nodes in 5 seconds.

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