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I should state up front that I have basically no idea how to play the King's Gambit for white or black. This was a game against my Palm Pilot -- not the strongest computer out there. Enjoy.
That was a fascinating game I personally don't play Kings gambit
Right so you played white vs the program?
That would make sense seeing as I have been told that "bots" (for lack of a better description) do not know openings
You mean 3...d6 and then 4...d5. Right - I have no idea - I suppose the answer is that it's a palm pilot and has no idea how to play the opening.
OK first question ...
Why 3...d5 then 4...d5?? why not just move to d5 in 1 move?
very sharp middlegame... nice on 38. h5 as well.
This is a problem with mobile phone software too. Anything that can give even lowly me a decent game usually flattens the damn battery before you can get to an ending!
But I love to play chess against machines like this, it takes me back to days gone, when human planning could outdo silicon calculation, not to mention the joy of discovering a well-meant but poor heuristic which could be exploited time and again in different positions. Programs like Rybka make a mockery of fuzzy thought by going ahead and calculating their way through book anyway. Grrr!
@grey_pieces: Haha, endgame tablebases! This is an extremely simple program on my Palm Pilot, written back in the rather nostalgic days when program size was very important, and the available CPU on the handheld was still extremely modest. Of the available space they had, I am guessing they spend it all on opening DBs.
Nice game. I guess it wasn't built with endgame tables or it would have avoided the simplifications at the end.
Also, getting it out of book with h4 worked for you because it wasted a tempo playing d6 then d5. Had you played 4.Bc4 instead (which is a book move) it may well have immediately returned the pawn with d7-d5.
Thanks for sharing!
@zacstev: The Queen is pinned.
hehe ozzie, 4. h4 looks pretty ugly. It's a KG not a QG! ;-)
nice game ozzie. Excellent use of pins, your palm pilot was lacking in end game theory obviously. Still, for a 5 minute game there were a lot of high quality moves. I probably would have taken your h5 pawn on move 46.
Not that this game is anything close to yours, but im still proud of it. I must have spent hours pouring over the tactics in it. gotta love the KG!!!
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