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Monday, January 11, 2016
LCCC Closed Tonight Due to Weather - But Some Chess Analysis
The Hartland Senior Center is closed because the Hartland Schools are closed - due to poor road conditions.
So we will move our League Night to next week - unless the weather says otherwise again.
But to keep you chess company until the Club meets again, take a look at this:
let us take a look at this position:
plays the correct, but very hard to see move of
If Black plays any other move, White will hold the advantage - and one ranging from small to getting bigger.
instance, with 17. …...Nb5, White’s advantage is (+.3) of a pawn.
17. …..Bxf3, White’s advantage is (+.4).
17. …..Nb1, White’s advantage grows to (+.6). You get the idea. The move played
by Black was the best by at least 2 pawns - one positionally and one materially!
game could, would or should have continued this way:
Black maintains a small positional advantage, but a possible draw result still looms.
that is not what happened in this case. The continuation just shown is the work of my Igor3000 chess program. It is another example of computers ruining
everything for the chess romantic.
The position shown was from a game –
romantically dubbed -“The Game of the
Byrne played the White pieces and Bobby Fischer played Black.
at the time did not have computers and viewed White’s reply 18. Bxb6 as practically forced.
today’s computers quickly give it a “red” error notation and score that this move
drives Black’s advantage up to an insurmountable (-6.3).
the “Game of the Century” actually was nothing more than a panic blunder by a
player that should have known better. But the ‘shock’ of the move Fischer made did Mr. Byrne in.
the Game of the Century closed like this:
of the ‘classic’ games are getting scrutinized by computers and the machines
are finding that many a great and picturesque wins, are really a by-product
of less than proper defense.