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Ernest F Pecci vs Fritz (Computer)
Pecci vs Fritz Match (2001), USA, rd 76
Colle System (D05)  ·  1-0

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Apr-19-07  Knight13: The final position is just beautiful.
Apr-19-07
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  offramp: It reminds me a bit of Kharlov vs A Vaulin, 1998.
Apr-19-07  Timex: <offramp> How? The game has little similarity.

Pecci did a nice job beating Fritz

Apr-22-07
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  Domdaniel: So he did, but today's Fritz wouldn't cave in so easily.

Its opening book would never allow a move as dubious as 4...Bd6, for starters, and some of its later tactical shots are very weak. Even Fritz 8 strongly prefers 8...Ne4 to 8...Nxe5, for example; 12...Nxf6 is deemed weaker than the alternative recaptures. It also sees that the sequence 16.e4 Qxc6 17.e5 leads to a marked advantage for White -- made worse here via Black's choice of the inferior 17...Ng4 (17...Ne4 is still better).

After that White's attack plays itself -- and even Fritz 8 can find the winning moves quickly. I see this is cited as game 76 of a match -- what were the other 75 like?

This isn't meant to knock Pecci's play, btw -- but even back in 2001 computers rarely collapsed so easily. Looks like he caught the engine on an off day, with its book switched off and its tactical ability ramped down.

Apr-27-07
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  offramp: <Timex: <offramp> How? The game has little similarity.>

In this game the white bishops go to f8 and g8 at the same time; in the other game they go to a8 and b8.

Sep-02-07  ellhares: who is Ernest F Pecci?????
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