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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Hikaru Nakamura
Sinquefield Cup (2015), St Louis, MO USA, rd 4, Aug-26
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Variation (E81)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Sally Simpson: Huh!

These guys don't know to play chess.

Black to play:

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Instead of 51.Bd8+ the best move was 51. Bd6 and after 51...Ka5 52.Bc7 mate.

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How did he miss that?

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Someone needs to teach Stockfish about bishops-of-opposite-color endings. It had an evaluation of -1.55 in the final position.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi GSM,

I'm going to defend the poor machine.

Final Position.

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There are 8 units on the board. TB's are still on 7 so all it can see is the two extra pawns.

If it had the ability to remove those two useless h-pawns and scan it's TB it would then declare a draw.

Give it a year or so when TB's are up to 8 units then it will call this a draw.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Sally Simpson: Huh!...

Instead of 51.Bd8+ the best move was 51. Bd6 and after 51...Ka5 52.Bc7 mate.>

Of course Black is under no obligation to walk into a mating net. What about 51...Kc6 instead?

Aug-28-15  kamagong24: looks like black can win this, and naka settled for a perpetual!!! must be the bagels he had for breakfast
Aug-28-15  dusk: <thegoodanarchist> Of course black would play Ka5. Can't you see the beauty? How could one resist such an artistic finish!
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