GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-55)

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Steve B » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:36 pm

Albert Silver wrote:
Steve B wrote:
Anil wrote:
Steve B wrote:Connie Finally seems resigned to losing the exchange and plays..

43..Ng5

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p1r2p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/8/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 44

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Steve
I think Connie has played the best possible move available here. Nice to see her fight.
With Connie you just never know
she can stumble into a seemingly good move but perhaps for the entirely wrong reason
the frustrating thing for me in operating her is that she does not show any anticipated line of play
not even the opponents reply..no score of the position ..no search depth...nada
i chose the Connie 3.6 in this game because i just acquired her in my collection and thought it would be a good way to test if she was in good working order

For the next game against Movei i am going to use the Saitek Prisma (rated about 1730 Elo) which shows the anticipated line of play 6 ply long (at 3 minutes per move) as well as the Score of the position and the search depth
not to mention i can turn it off and it will retain the entire game in memory

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Steve
Perhaps, but it is pretty obvious she is threatening Nf3+.
Ssssh..Hush...
i was hoping the GM would overlook that deep threat
:o
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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Don » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:44 pm

Steve B wrote:
Albert Silver wrote:
Steve B wrote:
Anil wrote:
Steve B wrote:Connie Finally seems resigned to losing the exchange and plays..

43..Ng5

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p1r2p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/8/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 44

Inevitable Regards
Steve
I think Connie has played the best possible move available here. Nice to see her fight.
With Connie you just never know
she can stumble into a seemingly good move but perhaps for the entirely wrong reason
the frustrating thing for me in operating her is that she does not show any anticipated line of play
not even the opponents reply..no score of the position ..no search depth...nada
i chose the Connie 3.6 in this game because i just acquired her in my collection and thought it would be a good way to test if she was in good working order

For the next game against Movei i am going to use the Saitek Prisma (rated about 1730 Elo) which shows the anticipated line of play 6 ply long (at 3 minutes per move) as well as the Score of the position and the search depth
not to mention i can turn it off and it will retain the entire game in memory

Regards
Steve
Perhaps, but it is pretty obvious she is threatening Nf3+.
Ssssh..Hush...
i was hoping the GM would overlook that deep threat
:o
Day Dreaming Regards
Steve
I looked at Qh4 on Larry's previous move. I don't see anything wrong with it, but I'm not a particularly strong chess player either. I liked it because it is a direct threat (shows how shallow I think :-) But it does seem to me to eliminate counter play more, without preventing Larry from winning the exchange.

Maybe what I'm missing is that it forces to the knight to be where it needs to be? I can imagine that Larry may not want the knight on g7.

Larry's choice is probably more anti-computer and there are many roads leading to Rome.

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by lkaufman » Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:26 am

Steve B wrote: Connie Finally seems resigned to losing the exchange and plays..

43..Ng5

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p1r2p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/8/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 44

Inevitable Regards
Steve
I play 44Qg3, defending the fork and attacking the knight. The main danger for me now is that I might end up in some queen and pawn vs. rook and pawns ending that could perhaps be a fortress draw. I'll try to avoid that.

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Anil » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:58 am

lkaufman wrote: I play 44Qg3, defending the fork and attacking the knight. The main danger for me now is that I might end up in some queen and pawn vs. rook and pawns ending that could perhaps be a fortress draw. I'll try to avoid that.
[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p1r2p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 b - - 1 44
Go for the queen Connie. March the pawn ahead... make its day! (even though it may be for a very short while)

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Steve B » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:47 am

lkaufman wrote: I play 44Qg3, defending the fork and attacking the knight. The main danger for me now is that I might end up in some queen and pawn vs. rook and pawns ending that could perhaps be a fortress draw. I'll try to avoid that.
Connie..having had her deeply laid plans of the N fork parried effortlessly..defaults back to avoiding the exchange with..
44..Rc6

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Cant Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Regards
(Pun On Connie's Looks ..Not Intended)
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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by michiguel » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:00 am

Steve B wrote:
lkaufman wrote: I play 44Qg3, defending the fork and attacking the knight. The main danger for me now is that I might end up in some queen and pawn vs. rook and pawns ending that could perhaps be a fortress draw. I'll try to avoid that.
Connie..having had her deeply laid plans of the N fork parried effortlessly..defaults back to avoiding the exchange with..
44..Rc6

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Cant Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Regards
(Pun On Connie's Looks ..Not Intended)
Steve
I do not want to say anything but... the auction in Ebay will start soon, VERY soon :-)

Miguel

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Steve B » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:51 am

michiguel wrote:
Steve B wrote:
lkaufman wrote: I play 44Qg3, defending the fork and attacking the knight. The main danger for me now is that I might end up in some queen and pawn vs. rook and pawns ending that could perhaps be a fortress draw. I'll try to avoid that.
Connie..having had her deeply laid plans of the N fork parried effortlessly..defaults back to avoiding the exchange with..
44..Rc6

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Cant Teach An Old Dog New Tricks Regards
(Pun On Connie's Looks ..Not Intended)
Steve
I do not want to say anything but... the auction in Ebay will start soon, VERY soon :-)

Miguel
i already showed her this...perhaps it will whip her into shape

http://cgi.ebay.com/Schachcomputer-Nova ... 0437996768

This Aint No Disco Regards
Steve

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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by zamar » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:31 am

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Qxg5 wins a piece?
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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by zamar » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:40 am

zamar wrote:[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Qxg5 wins a piece?
Maybe not...

Qxg5 Rxc4 Qh6 f6! looks dangerous for black, but I fail to see a win for white, perhaps black is just holding?
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Re: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 41-O

Post by Ralph Stoesser » Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:43 pm

zamar wrote:
zamar wrote:[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1pr3p1/4B1n1/2Bp4/6Q1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 45

Qxg5 wins a piece?
Maybe not...

Qxg5 Rxc4 Qh6 f6! looks dangerous for black, but I fail to see a win for white, perhaps black is just holding?
Agreed, Qxg5 looks not so good.
What about Qg2? Double threat Qxc6, Qxg5 and Rxc4 is not possible, because Qa8+ with mate.

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