Thursday, October 25, 2007

Winning by happy accident

Two slow games tonight. One Center Game miniature as white against a 1300 (fun!). The second, seen here was more interesting, a QGD against a 1420-something. Near the end he came up with a really beautiful idea for a combination that ended up being unsound, and I won. I include a lot of annotations, especially questions expressing my confusion about why Fritz liked certain moves so much more than the moves I played. PMscore(0.3)=0.79, which I am fairly happy with, but still clearly a win worth studying.

I need to learn something about the QGD.

13 Comments:

Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

Concerning my post containing the game and the viewer to view it with (as i mentioned would be my next post), it isn't quite finished yet. Consider my Free master chess lectures!!! post a "tweener" (as in inbetween). The post with the game will probably be next. Nice game by the way. Interesting variation, 4...b6. Fairly uncommon to my knowledge. I found 148 games in ChessBase using the move 4...b6 in which Black scores a fine 48% to 52% for White.
Btw, if it ain't too much trouble, could you remove the dutchdefense part from my link? Thanks ;-)

10/25/2007 03:29:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Cool. I think an earlier c5 is standard when black doesn't blay Bg5. I didn't know this. I'll remove it if you tell me what ookwelbekendalsemc means! :)

10/25/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

ookwelbekendalsemc = also known as emc.

10/25/2007 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Grandpatzer said...

Actually, your opening became a Queen's Indian Defence. The most common moves for Black at move 6 are ...Nbd7, ...Bd6, and ...Be7. Yours was an ok but minor variation.

The GM move at move 7 is ...a6. I don't know much about the QID but I'll see if I can dig up something more meaningful than statistics later.

10/25/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Queen's indian, eh? Sweet.

10/25/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

tempo: I was meaning to write up an explanatory post on that. I still will. In the meantime, you know what it means now BDK ;-)

grandpatzer: Is that comment of yours "I'll see if I can dig up something more meaningful than statistics" supposed to adress me (or however you say it)?

10/25/2007 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Grandpatzer said...

ook: no, I was thinking about my own response. I was just quickly seeing what Chessbase had as the main moves by occurrence.

I dug into the opening, and rest of the game, some more and forwarded the results to BDK.

10/25/2007 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

Because if it is, i can't help but feel slightly offended.

10/25/2007 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

I see. Thanks for clarifying.

10/25/2007 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

GP: You rock! Do you mind if I post your comments to chessbase.com as a revised version of that same annotated game?

DD: OK I'll change it so you can maintain your secrecy.

10/25/2007 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Since your name offends my English-only sensibilities for appropriate length and number of consonants in a name, I've named you 'The Ookmeister' on my sidebar.

10/25/2007 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger Grandpatzer said...

BDK: feel free.

10/25/2007 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous ookwelbekendalsemc said...

Hahaha! Well, my name isn't really a secret since it is included in the title of my weblog. But i think i can live with ookmeister ;-)

10/25/2007 11:17:00 PM  

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