FootbalYouBet

I won an online Chess Tournament.  WEW HEW!!!   ;D
far out.
Crush cream soda is oh so good.  I think I'll have another

I don't think I am always right, it just keeps turning out that way

KevinRiley2

I won an online Chess Tournament.  WEW HEW!!!   ;D
far out.
There were only 7 players, myself included, but...  still nice to win.  :)
* Kevin Riley = The moral conscience AND movie reviewer for cfl.ca.  :)
* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
* Forgive me for always taking the High Road.  It's the ONLY Road I know.

FootbalYouBet

I won an online Chess Tournament.  WEW HEW!!!   ;D
far out.
There were only 7 players, myself included, but...  still nice to win.  :)
odds are these days, I couldn't beat 1 competitive player.  Winning is always fun

DAN38

 Congratulations Kevin Riley from Poland. Always good to win a tourney no matter how many in it. You're a good chess player, man.

  I will try to participate here more but my concentration is lacking.
Si vis pacem... para bellum

KevinRiley2

Congratulations Kevin Riley from Poland. Always good to win a tourney no matter how many in it. You're a good chess player, man.

  I will try to participate here more but my concentration is lacking.
LOL.  Thanks, my friend.  :)

KevinRiley2

This week's puzzle...



Victor Korchnoi vs. Andrey Peterson, Kiev, 1964
White to move and mate in 4.














KevinRiley2

AlphaZero vs Starfish 8

Starfish 8 was considered the best chess program in the world.  WAS!  Past tense.

Google's AlphaZero, which is a A.I. based program, taught itself how to play in 4 hours and then kicked Starfish's butt.

AlphaZero AI beats champion chess program after teaching itself in four hours

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/07/alphazero-google-deepmind-ai-beats-champion-program-teaching-itself-to-play-four-hours

What's MORE impressive?  

AlphaZero played like a human. It did NOT play like a computer.

AlphaZero used "positional play" to crush Starfish 8 - which uses mostly calculating muscle (calculating 25(?) moves deep) to determine its move.

I'm not sure I am explaining this properly but, for those who play chess, it is a "WOW!!!"

KevinRiley2

A game I am playing against someone in England...



The Bishop on c8 was preventing me from making a push on the King's side so I assumed that if I played Pawn to b4...



the Knight would be LIKELY retreat to d7 and it did...



thus blocking the Bishop on c8.

I then played Bishop takes h5 - sacrificing the Bishop...



My HOPE is my opponent will take the free Bishop...



... and I can play Knight f5, Check +



Followed by Queen to h6...



It will be messy.  I just hope I can get enough counter play for the lost/sacrificed Bishop.  We'll see.  :)

KevinRiley2

Sicilian Najdorf :

Sicilian Najdorf is a painfully complicated opening.  It is also played by many of the best players in the world.  Problem with the opening : there is a TON of theory.

It is a "Black Opening" played against e4 by White.  The first 5 moves are :





















While a6 seems like a rather passive move, it is necessary to prevent both of White's Knights and his Bishop from being dropped on b5 - and causing a ton of grief for black...



At this point, the opening deviates into many different directions - depending on what white plays.  Still, for beginners, it is a wonderful opening 5 moves for Black.

FootbalYouBet

tell the readers about the 2 move black mate :)

KevinRiley2

tell the readers about the 2 move black mate :)
LOL...

I am sure it NEVER happen but...  :)







 


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