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by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Ovyron wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:06 pm
Maybe you just wait until he becomes GM, if he's that close.
Well, he is 2470 FIDE so "close", but he reached 2459 six years ago so it could be years before he reaches 2500, or it could happen quickly.
by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

... I think it should be a GM with a current FIDE rating (including recent games) over 2500, the normally required rating to get the title (except for winners of World Championships in their categories). With these conditions specified, I hope we can do it sometime this year, although it might not ...
by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Hoping to see some live broadcast with commentary (I know I sound like a broken record, but I expect that one day the platform where one of such matches will be broadcast will be announced.) Chess.com is only interested in providing live commentary for matches with "big names", which cost real mone...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

For the first time ever, an engine (Komodo, probably the MCTS nn dev. version) will play a rapid (15' + 10") knight odds match on chess.com with an I.M., namely my son Raymond Kaufman, this Saturday Jan 4 at 4 pm Eastern time. Four games are planned, alternating g1/b1 knight odds. Look for games of...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Game 4. Komodo played the wing gambit deferred, which seemed sensible for a knight odds game but didn't work out very well. Ray traded in the extra knight to reach a three pawns up endgame, but Komodo won one of them and had enough pressure to reach a rare TB-drawn rook vs rook and two pawns endgame...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Game 3: Ray remained a knight ahead well into the endgame with only the bishop pair as compensation for Komodo, but Komodo managed to exchange Ray's last pawn to reach an obviously drawn rook and pawn vs rook and knight endgame, TB draw. [Event "Live Chess - knight odds"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Fourth game similar problem. Komodo allowed Ray to reach rook and two pawns vs rook because it was a TB draw, but once there it just refused to move and timed out. No draw offer involved, so it's clearly related to TB, and it doesn't seem to happen on my own pc, just on chess.com. Anyway official sc...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Game 2 Analysis T40.1705 [Event "Live Chess - Odds Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.01.04"] [Round "?"] [White "PlayKomodo"] [Black "Mimsychess"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A11"] [WhiteElo "2960"] [BlackElo "2428"] [Annotator "Summers Jr.,Ted"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Third game something strange happened. Play reached an obviously drawn rook and knight (Ray) vs rook and pawn endgame, tablebase draw, and Ray naturally offered a draw. I had no way to accept for playkomodo, and for unknown reasons it just froze and refused to move until time ran out, then disconnec...
by lkaufman
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2754

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Second game (b1 odds) was also won by Komodo, but not so easily. Ray traded his extra knight for a two pawns up endgame, but had poor development and a bad bishop. He should have at least held the draw, but it was too difficult with short time.