Friday, August 29, 2008

No Place To Hide

In this fun filled game against Nomoeo, a computer playing program on the Internet Chess Club, it seems that the computer realizes it's mate in one by making one of two forced moves for his Black king.

Internet Chess Club

What's interesting for this game is that it was played at fifteen minutes standard and the rating for Nomoeo at that time was around 2200. This game was played around April 2007 and at that time ICC has just plugged in Nomoeo and since then , I'm sure ICC has tweaked Nomoeo so that a Class D player like myself could not pull another upset like this.

The second chess diagram is a " what if scenario" concerning an improvement on Black's 17th move b6 trying to chase away White's knight. It seems an improvement on that move just delays the chess computer's death.

Analysis in game below by Fritz 4.0 in originial ChessBase Light

diamondback (1454) - nomoeo (2224) [D02]
ICC tourney 298672 (15 0) Internet Chess Club (2), 28.04.2007

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bg5 Nf6 4.Bxf6 gxf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.a3 Bd7 7.Qd3 Bg7 8.0-0-0 Qe7 9.g3 0-0-0 10.Bg2 Na5 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 a6 13.Nc5 Bc6 14.Nxa6 f5 15.Nc5 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Rxd417.Qb5 b6 18.Qa6+ Kb8 19.Qa8# Black checkmated 1-0

Stats for computer playing program Nomoeo at ICC below:

Information about nomoeo(C) (Last disconnected Sat Aug 11 2007 23:02):

rating [need] win loss draw total best
Blitz 1421 [8] 24 8 1 33 1444 (27-May-2007)
Standard 2398 [6] 158 11 9 178 2406 (21-Jun-2007)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Take The Pawn ! Please

First things, First ! the Web Page to the Greater Somerset Chess Club

My first game that I played at the Greater Somerset Chess Club Quads on June 22, Sunday, 2008 was with Holy Tolito which drained me mentally and phyically because I had the black pieces.

The second game I played was against Atomic Patzer, who generated my interest in chess blogging from his orignial chess blog and now he has a much improved heavily video laden chess blog that is titled none other than " Atomic Patzer just another chess fan blogging " .

My last game in that same GSCC Quad was a hard fought draw against Country Boy. As I remember that Quad , Country Boy was playing for a win but it was a dead draw postion, which even a Grand Master could not transform into a win.

The chess scoresheet listed below from the first game of the Quad with "Holy Tolito" is a very bitter lost for two reasons. I could have intiated drawing chances, if I took the F pawn on move 31 for Black instead of Bishop C5, I reasoned that blocking the C file was better than taking the F pawn.

Secondly, I actually walked into a Helpmate for my opponent by not paying attention to his moves, which he was setting me up for mate. I had illusions of queening my pawn but actually received mate with his pawn.

The first playable chess game diagram is the actual over the board game moves,
Holy Tolito is White and Diamondback is Black.

The second chess game diagram is the possible drawing sequence of moves , if Black took the F pawn on move 31. Again , White: Holy Tolito Black: Diamondback

I have changedthe real names of the players for privacy reasons. The ratings are true USCF ratings. After the game my opponent said to me that He was not familar at all with the opening I played as Black and asked me what the name of the opening was.

I believe the opening played by black is a variation of the Old King's Indian. Someone out there in the Chess Blogosphere may know the exact name of this opening.

In the second game below, all the moves were played out by ChessMaster 10th edition after Black's move 31 Bshp x F pawn .