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This game was played in Stage 1b of the TCEC tournament for chess “engines.”

Junior 13.3 (2921) v Nightmare 7.82a (2808)
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b
Rd 9
2014.10.17

E15
Queen’s Indian: Nimzowitsch, 5.b3 b5 6.cxb5

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 b5 6. cxb5 Bxb5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Bd2 Bc6 9. Bg2 Qc8 10. O-O O-O 11. d5 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 Nxd5 13. Bb2 Ne7 14. e4 d6 15. Qd4 f6 16. Qc4 Kh8 17. Nd4 e5 18. Nxc6 Nbxc6 19. b4 Rb8 20. Bc3 Nd8 21. Rac1 Qe6 22. Qa6 Ndc6 23. Rfd1 Rb6 24. Qe2 a6 25. a3 Qf7 26. Qd3 Nd8 27. Bd2 Ne6 28. Be3 Rb5 29. Rf1 c6 30. a4 Rxb4 31. Qxd6 Rxa4 32. Rb1 Nd4 33. Rb7 Re8 34. Rfb1 h6 35. Qd7 a5 36. Bh3 Qf8 37. Kg2 Ng8 38. Bxd4 Rxd4 39. Qxc6 a4 40. Ra7 Ne7 41. Qc7 Rxe4 42. Bd7 Rd8 43. Be6 Re8 44. Qc5 Rd4 45. Rc7 a3 46. Rbb7 Ng6 47. Qc2 Ne7 48. Qb3 Nc8 49. Bd7 Rxd7 50. Rxd7 Nd6 51. Ra7 Nf5 52. Qa4 a2 53. Qxa2 Qb4 54. Qe2 Rb8 55. h4 Qb1 56. h5 Rg8 57. Qf3 Nd4 58. Qb7 Qxb7+ 59. Raxb7 Ne6 60. Ra7 Nc5 61. Rdc7 Ne6 62. Re7 Nd4 63. Red7 Ne6 64. Kh3 f5 65. Kg2 Ng5 66. Re7 e4 67. Rec7 Nh7 68. Rc5 Rf8 69. Re5 Ng5 70. Rb7 Nh7 71. Ree7 Rg8 72. Kh3 Ng5+ 73. Kh2 Nf3+ 74. Kg2 Ng5 75. Kf1 Nh7 76. Re5 Rf8 77. Ke1 f4 78. gxf4 Nf6 79. Kf1 Ra8 80. Rbe7 Rb8 81. Ra7 Rb3 82. Kg2 Rf3 83. Ra8+ Kh7 84. Rf5 Rb3 85. Ra7 Rb6 86. Rc5 Rb2 87. Re7 Ra2 88. Rf5 Ra6 89. Rb7 Rc6 90. Re5 Rc3 91. Ra7 Rb3 92. Rc7 Rb2 93. Rf5 Kh8 94. Re7 Rb3 95. Re6 Rb7 96. Rc5 Kg8 97. Ra6 Kf7 98. Ra4 Ke7 99. Re5+ Kd6 100. Ra8 Rc7 101. Raa5 Rb7 102. Ra6+ Kd7 103. Ra8 Kc6 104. Ra2 Rd7 105. Raa5 Rb7 106. Re6+ Kd7 107. Rea6 Ke7 108. Rf5 Rd7 109. Re5+ Kf7 110. Rc6 Kg8 111. Rc8+ Kf7 112. Rc4 Kg8 113. Rcc5 Kh7 114. Rb5 Rd1 115. Re7 Rd3 116. Rc5 Rb3 117. Re6 Rb7 118. Rce5 Rb1 119. Ra5 Rc1 120. Re7 Rc3 121. Rf5 Rc6 122. Rfe5 Rc3 123. Rf7 Kg8 124. Ra7 Kh7 125. Raa5 Rd3 126. Re6 Rd4 127. f5 Rd7 128. Ree5 Nxh5 129. Rxe4 Nf6 130. Rc4 h5 131. Kg3 Rd3+ 132. Kf4 Rb3 133. Rd4 Rb8 134. Kg5 Rb3 135. Ra8 Rf3 136. Ra2 Rh3 137. Rda4 Rh1 138. f3 Rf1 139. R2a3 Rd1 140. Ra1 Rd2 141. R4a2 Rd3 142. Ra3 Rd2 143. Rg1 Rf2 144. Kf4 Nd5+ 145. Ke5 Ne7 146. Rg5 Re2+ 147. Kf4 Nd5+ 148. Kg3 h4+ 149. Kxh4 Re1 150. Rg3 Kh6 151. Rg6+ Kh7 152. Ra5 Rh1+ 153. Kg3 Nf6 154. Kf4 Nh5+ 155. Ke3 Re1+ 156. Kd2 Re7 157. Rg5 Nf6 158. Ra8 Ng8 159. Kd3 Rb7 160. Rf8 Nh6 161. Rg2 Rb5 162. Ke4 Rb4+ 163. Ke5 Rb5+ 164. Kf4 Rb4+ 165. Kg5 Rc4 166. Rb2 Rc7 167. Rbb8 Nf7+ 168. Kh5 Rd7 169. Rbc8 Rb7 170. Kg4 Rb4+ 171. Kh3 Rb7 172. Rce8 Kh6 173. Kg4 Kh7 174. Ra8 Nh6+ 175. Kg5 Nf7+ 176. Kf4 g5+ 177. Kg4 Rb4+ 178. Kg3 Rb7 179. Rg8 Rb6 180. Rgb8 Rxb8 181. Rxb8 Nh6 182. Rb7+ Kg8 183. f6 Kh8 184. f4 g4 185. Ra7 1-0

The Legendary Georgia Ironman commented, “That is some real grinding!”

The prospect of such a game has humans producing “efforts” like these “games.”

Kazhgaleyev, Murtas (2566) – Andriasian, Zaven (2622)
Chigorin Memorial 2014 St Petersburg RUS (7.4), 2014.10.24
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bc1 Nf6 8.Be3 Ng4 9.Bc1 Nf6 10.Be3 ½-½

Sjugirov 2664 v Yakovich 2523
Chigorin Memorial 2014 St Petersburg RUS (7.4), 2014.10.24
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Ng5 Rf8 12. Nf3 Re8 13. Ng5 Rf8 14. Nf3 Re8 1/2-1/2

From which game could a student learn most?

Houdini took the lead with these two games which were played back to back:

Nightmare 7.82a (2808)-Houdini 4 (3145)
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b
Rd 6
2014.10.14
E62
King’s Indian: Fianchetto, 6…c6 7.O-O

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. c4 c6 7. Nc3 Qb6 8. h3 Qa6 9. b3 b5 10. cxb5 cxb5 11. a4 b4 12. Nb5 Qb7 13. Bf4 Nc6 14. Rc1 Bd7 15. d5 Nd8 16. Ng5 Bxb5 17. axb5 Qxb5 18. Rc7 Re8 19. h4 a5 20. Qd2 a4 21. bxa4 Rxa4 22. Rb1 Nb7 23. e4 b3 24. Bf1 Qb6 25. Rc6 Qa7 26. Be3 Nc5 27. Bxc5 dxc5 28. Rxb3 Nxe4 29. Nxe4 Rxe4 30. Ra6 Qc7 31. Rc6 Qe5 32. Rxc5 Bf6 33. Kg2 Ra8 34. Bc4 Kg7 35. Rc6 Ra1 36. Re3 Rxe3 37. Qxe3 Qxe3 38. fxe3 Be5 39. h5 gxh5 40. Be2 Ra2 41. Kf3 Rd2 42. Bc4 Rd1 43. Kg2 Bd6 44. Kf3 Rh1 45. Kg2 Ra1 46. Bb5 Ra2+ 47. Kf3 Ra5 48. Bc4 Ra4 49. Rc8 Kf6 50. Kf2 h6 51. Kg2 Ke5 52. Kf3 Rb4 53. Rc6 Rb8 54. Ra6 Rg8 55. Ra2 Rg4 56. Bb3 Rb4 57. Bc2 h4 58. gxh4 Rxh4 59. Kg2 Bc5 60. e4 Rg4+ 61. Kh2 Rf4 62. Kg2 Rf2+ 63. Kg3 Re2 64. Kf3 Re1 65. d6 exd6 66. Kg4 Rh1 67. Ba4 h5+ 68. Kf3 Rf1+ 69. Kg2 Rg1+ 70. Kh2 Kxe4 71. Bc6+ Kf4 72. Be8 Rg7 73. Ra4+ Ke3 74. Kh3 f5 75. Bc6 Rc7 76. Bg2 Rf7 77. Bd5 Re7 78. Rc4 f4 79. Rc1 Re5 80. Bc6 Rf5 81. Rc3+ Kd2 82. Rb3 d5 83. Rb2+ Kc3 84. Rb1 Be3 85. Rb5 Kd4 86. Rb1 f3 87. Rd1+ Ke4 88. Bb5 Rg5 89. Rb1 f2 90. Rb4+ Kf3 91. Rb2 0-1

Houdini 4 (3145)-Exchess 7.31b (2670)
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b
Rd 7
2014.10.15
C11
French: Burn, 6.Bxf6 Bxf6

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. g3 b6 10. Nxf6+ Nxf6 11. Bg2 Bb7 12. O-O a5 13. Rfd1 Qe8 14. Ne5 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Rd8 16. Rd2 Nd5 17. Re1 b5 18. Kg1 a4 19. c4 bxc4 20. Qxc4 Rb8 21. Qe2 Qb5 22. Qf3 Ra8 23. Rc1 Qb4 24. Qd1 Qb7 25. a3 Ra5 26. Rc4 Qa6 27. Rdc2 Qa8 28. Rc1 Rb8 29. Qh5 Rf8 30. Qe2 Ra6 31. Qc2 Rc8 32. Nc6 h6 33. Ne5 Rd8 34. Qd1 Rb8 35. Qh5 Rf8 36. Qe2 Re8 37. Rc5 Rc8 38. R1c2 Rf8 39. Qd3 Ra5 40. Rc6 Qb7 41. R6c4 Qa6 42. Rc1 Qb7 43. Qe2 Qa6 44. Qe4 Qb7 45. R1c2 Qa8 46. Qe2 Rb5 47. h3 Rfb8 48. Qf3 Rf8 49. Qh5 Rb7 50. Rc5 Qa6 51. Rc6 Qb5 52. Kg2 Nf6 53. Qf3 Nd5 54. Qd1 Ra8 55. Qh5 Rf8 56. Kg1 Nf6 57. Qf3 Nd5 58. Qe4 Rd8 59. Qh4 Rf8 60. Qg4 Ra7 61. R6c5 Qa6 62. Nc6 Rb7 63. Ra5 Qd3 64. Qe2 Qxe2 65. Rxe2 Nb6 66. Rb5 Ra8 67. Re4 Kf8 68. Kg2 Ra6 69. h4 g6 70. h5 g5 71. f4 gxf4 72. gxf4 Ra8 73. Kf3 Rc8 74. f5 exf5 75. Rf4 Re8 76. Rbxf5 Nc8 77. Rxf7+ Kg8 78. Ne5 Nd6 79. Rg4+ Kh8 80. Rf6 Re7 81. Ng6+ Kg7 82. Rxd6 Rb3+ 83. Kf2 Rxb2+ 84. Kg3 Re3+ 85. Kf4 cxd6 86. Kxe3 Rb3+ 87. Ke4 Rxa3 88. Nh4+ Kf7 89. Nf5 Rh3 90. Nxh6+ Ke6 91. Rg6+ Kd7 92. Nf5 Kc7 93. h6 a3 94. Rxd6 Kb7 95. Rg6 a2 96. Rg1 Rh2 1-0

The stage ended with these two “engines” tied for first place, but with Komodo being the moral victor. When asked for comment, the Dragon was silent.

Komodo 8 (3151)-Houdini 4 (3145)
TCEC Season 7 – Stage 1b
11
2014.10.20
1-0
B08
Pirc: Classical, 5.Be3

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. Qd2 c6 7. Bh6 Bg4 8. Bxg7 Kxg7 9. Ng1 e5 10. f3 Be6 11. O-O-O Qa5 12. a3 b5 13. g4 b4 14. Nb1 c5 15. d5 Bc8 16. Ne2 Ba6 17. Ng3 Bxf1 18. Rdxf1 Nbd7 19. h4 Rab8 20. h5 Qb6 21. axb4 Qxb4 22. Qxb4 cxb4 23. g5 Ne8 24. Nd2 Nc7 25. Rf2 Nb5 26. Nb3 Rfc8 27. Rfh2 Nf8 28. Ne2 Rb7 29. Na5 Rbc7 30. Nc6 Rxc6 31. dxc6 Rxc6 32. h6+ Kg8 33. Kd2 Ne6 34. Rg2 Kf8 35. Ra1 Ned4 36. Nxd4 Nxd4 37. Rf2 Rc7 38. Ra4 Ke7 39. Kd3 Rb7 40. Rf1 Nc6 41. Rd1 Kd7 42. Ke3 a5 43. Kf2 Rc7 44. c3 bxc3 45. bxc3 Rb7 46. Raa1 Ke7 47. Kg3 Ra7 48. Rd5 Ke6 49. c4 Rb7 50. Rb5 Rc7 51. c5 d5 52. Rb6 dxe4 53. fxe4 Ke7 54. Kg4 Rc8 55. Ra6 Rc7 56. Ra8 Rd7 57. Rc8 Na7 58. Rh8 Rd4 59. Kf3 Rd3+ 60. Kf2 Nc6 61. Rxh7 Rd2+ 62. Ke3 Rh2 63. Rg7 1-0

Komodo Dragon’s Kill

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