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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:51 am**

by **Steve B**

The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:27 pm**

by **Terry McCracken**

Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

41. Bf6!..Ne6 42. Bc4!..d3 43. Bxd5..Rxd5 44. Qh4..Rh5 45. Qe4..d2 46. Qa8+..Nf8 47. Qd8..Rf5 48. Bc3..d1Q 49. Qxd1..Ne6 50. Qa4..Kh7 51. Qxa7 +-

41. Bf6!..Kf8 42. Qd2!..Nh3+ 43. Kg2..Rh5 44. Be2..Rh7 45. Qc1!..Rd6 46. Be5!..Rd7 47. Qa3+! +-

Killer B Regards,

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:26 pm**

by **Albert Silver**

Terry McCracken wrote:Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

41. Bf6!..Ne6 42. Bc4!..d3 43. Bxd5..Rxd5 44. Qh4..Rh5 45. Qe4..d2 46. Qa8+..Nf8 47. Qd8..Rf5 48. Bc3..d1Q 49. Qxd1..Ne6 50. Qa4..Kh7 51. Qxa7 +-

41. Bf6!..Kf8 42. Qd2!..Nh3+ 43. Kg2..Rh5 44. Be2..Rh7 45. Qc1!..Rd6 46. Be5!..Rd7 47. Qa3+! +-

Killer B Regards,

I hope none of these moves was consulted with an engine.

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:45 pm**

by **Terry McCracken**

Albert Silver wrote:Terry McCracken wrote:Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

41. Bf6!..Ne6 42. Bc4!..d3 43. Bxd5..Rxd5 44. Qh4..Rh5 45. Qe4..d2 46. Qa8+..Nf8 47. Qd8..Rf5 48. Bc3..d1Q 49. Qxd1..Ne6 50. Qa4..Kh7 51. Qxa7 +-

41. Bf6!..Kf8 42. Qd2!..Nh3+ 43. Kg2..Rh5 44. Be2..Rh7 45. Qc1!..Rd6 46. Be5!..Rd7 47. Qa3+! +-

Killer B Regards,

I hope none of these moves was consulted with an engine.

Worse, a GM!

Kasparov sends his Regards,

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:53 pm**

by **lkaufman**

Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

I play the obvious 41.Bf6, which forces some concession. My next move may be difficult.

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:06 pm**

by **bob**

lkaufman wrote:Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

I play the obvious 41.Bf6, which forces some concession. My next move may be difficult.

I'm beginning to like white better and better here. Trying to avoid losing the exchange by black might be heading toward a bit of trouble here. I'd be tempted to retreat the knight and close the e-file myself. Seems like an obvious move, but connie might go for Kf8 as well to stop the queen check that way... next couple of moves will be interesting.

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

Posted: **Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:32 pm**

by **Terry McCracken**

bob wrote:lkaufman wrote:Steve B wrote:The Epic Clash between Man v Machine Continues in this thread

After 40 Moves the current PGN:

REMOVE WHITE QR

[Event "CCC Forum Challenge "]

[Date "2010.7.3"]

[White "GM Kaufman"]

[Black "Novag Constellation 3.6"]

[Time Control "3 Min. Per Move "]

[Result "*"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3

8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qf5 10.Nxc3 Nge7 11.Ba3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 b6 13.h3 Bb7 14.Rc1

O-O 15.Rd1 Rfd8 16.Bb2 Qg6 17.Bd3 Qh6 18.Bc1 Qh5 19.Re1 d5 20.Kh2 d4

21.Qa3 Bc8 22.Re4 Bf5 23.g4 Bxg4 24.Rxg4 Nxe5 25.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 26.Bf4 Qc5

27.Qb3 g6 28.Bc4 Nd5 29.Bg5 Rd7 30.h4 Re8 31. h5 Qd6+ 32. Kg2 Qc6 33. Kh2 Re5

34. hxg6 Qxg6 35. Qg3 Rf5 36. Bh4 Rxf2+ 37. Kg1 Rf5 38. Bd3 Nf4 39. Rxg6+ hxg6

40. Qe1 Rfd5 *

The Current Position With GM Kaufman to Move:

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p4p1/3r4/3p1n1B/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 40

I play the obvious 41.Bf6, which forces some concession. My next move may be difficult.

I'm beginning to like white better and better here. Trying to avoid losing the exchange by black might be heading toward a bit of trouble here. I'd be tempted to retreat the knight and close the e-file myself. Seems like an obvious move, but connie might go for Kf8 as well to stop the queen check that way... next couple of moves will be interesting.

I think Black has really gone wrong, again. There're are some subtle moves to find but due to various mate threats Black will have to make too many consessions.

It Looks Like 1-0 Regards,

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

Posted: **Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:43 am**

by **Steve B**

lkaufman wrote:
I play the obvious 41.Bf6, which forces some concession. My next move may be difficult.

Connie recoils in horror at Whites last move and regroups with...

41..Ne6

[d] 6k1/p1pr1p2/1p2nBp1/3r4/3p4/3B4/P7/4Q1K1 w - - 0 41

Fortifying Regards

Steve

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

Posted: **Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:52 am**

by **Steve B**

Terry McCracken wrote:

41. Bf6!..

Killer B Regards,

Albert Silver wrote:

I hope none of these moves was consulted with an engine.

Terry McCracken wrote:
Worse, a GM!

Kasparov sends his Regards,

Kibitzing usually means trying to guess the next few moves or so or describing in words the strategy of how you would continue the game if you were playing from here as Bob does

when you asked if it was OK for you to guess the next moves i agreed but i did not mean you should post lines 20+ plys in length

please limit your guesses to a couple of moves.. preferably just for Connie's moves

your comments on the game are of course Welcome

Thanks Terry

Steve

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

Posted: **Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:22 pm**

by **Don**

Steve B wrote:Terry McCracken wrote:

41. Bf6!..

Killer B Regards,

Albert Silver wrote:

I hope none of these moves was consulted with an engine.

Terry McCracken wrote:
Worse, a GM!

Kasparov sends his Regards,

Kibitzing usually means trying to guess the next few moves or so or describing in words the strategy of how you would continue the game if you were playing from here as Bob does

when you asked if it was OK for you to guess the next moves i agreed but i did not mean you should post lines 20+ plys in length

please limit your guesses to a couple of moves.. preferably just for Connie's moves

your comments on the game are of course Welcome

Thanks Terry

Steve

I think the game is over now for Connie.