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Bassem Amin vs TransWarp (Computer)
ICC 2 1 (2009), Internet Chess Club, May-21
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Aug-28-10
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  kevin86: stupidest game in the database.
Aug-28-10
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  OhioChessFan: A fabulous exhibition of positional play, subtle nuances carefully explored for 240 moves.
Aug-29-10  Shams: 142. Be2!!
Aug-29-10
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  Phony Benoni: <Shams> You've been waiting your whole life to make a kibitz like that, haven't you?
Aug-29-10
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  OhioChessFan: I've decided to honor this game, and <Sham's> contribution to analysis of it, in a game collection. Enjoy.

Game Collection: Greatest Moves to e2, Ever

Aug-29-10  Shams: <OCF> That is really funny. I hope <WannaBe> sees that. He's been immortalized!

<Phony Benoni> Sounds like someone's jealous because the profundity of the move escapes him.

Aug-29-10
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  OhioChessFan: I believe it's a violation of Chessgames.com rules to have profundity in the kibitzing.
Aug-29-10
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  Phony Benoni: <Shams> Of course I'm jealous. I've never had a reason to kibitz on move 142.
Aug-30-10
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  WannaBe: Why, Thank you, thank you very much!!
Aug-30-10  Cardinal Fang: Games for people, not machines.
Aug-30-10
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  kevin86: boy,did I open a can o' worms!
Aug-30-10
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  OhioChessFan: http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/...
Dec-29-10  kevins55555: Rating 3423??? Huh?? Who gave those ratings??
Apr-21-11  MumbaiIndians: A very funny and stupid sort of game...i have never seen such ridiculous repitition of moves..!
Oct-13-11
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  OhioChessFan: I just noticed 180. Bd1!! (Maybe !!?)
Oct-13-11
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  AylerKupp: Why was this declared a draw per the 50-move rule on move 240? The last pawn move was 40.h4 so a draw per the 50-move rule could have been claimed (by Amin, presumably) on move 90. Or, since the draw must be claimed, they could have played the game forever (or at least until Amin needed a bio-break). Maybe that should be the computer's anti-human strategy; continue playing until the human cannot resist the urge to go and then win on time! LOL.

Alas, a catheter would be the human's anti-anti-human strategy, particularly if it's large enough.

And pity poor Transwarp, a year earlier when this game was played, Bacrot vs TransWarp, 2008, its rating was listed as 3755. A 300-point rating decline in a year!

Oct-13-11
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  OhioChessFan: <AK: The last pawn move was 40.h4 so a draw per the 50-move rule could have been claimed (by Amin, presumably) on move 90. >

Perhaps you were too awestruck by the intricate movement of the pieces to notice 89...h6!!! A mere 50 moves later, Black uncorked 139...h5!!!! (Maybe !!!?)

Jun-01-13  meir: I am not surprised if computer performed some complex calculations when doing these moves on his board side.
Mar-30-18
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  Korora: <A very funny and stupid sort of game...i have never seen such ridiculous repitition of moves..!> "The trouble with computers is that they're really sophisticated idiots." -- Fourth Doctor
Mar-30-18
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  offramp: Has anyone ever played through this game using a physical board and pieces?
Sep-22-18
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  OhioChessFan: "Forever and Ever, Amin"

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