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King's Gambit Solved by Rybka


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Golbat

    Check out this ChessBase article (published on the day after April Fools' Day): http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8047

    Apparently after 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4, the only move that doesn't lose by force is 3. Be2, which draws.

    Thoughts?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Arctor

    First I was like

     

    but then...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    keju

    "On March 31 the author of the Rybka program, Vasik Rajlich, and his family moved from Warsaw, Poland to a new appartment in Budapest, Hungary. The next day, in spite of the bustle of moving boxes and setting up phone and Internet connections Vas, kindly agreed to the following interview, which had been planned some months ago." Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    chessmaster102

    It seems outlandish to say ...Nf6 refutes the 3.Bc4 line  cause after e5 black has to waste a time getting his knight to safety and I highly doubt the opening is solved since a universal fact is engines aren't as good at positonal understanding as humans are.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    Golbat

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    trysts

    I don't understand how that opening can be solved? How can it ever be verified?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    FirebrandX

    It's April Fools. Chessbase does a joke like this every April Fools.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    Arctor

    FirebrandX wrote:

    It's April Fools. Chessbase does a joke like this every April Fools.

    But it's April 2nd...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    FirebrandX

    Arctor wrote:
    FirebrandX wrote:

    It's April Fools. Chessbase does a joke like this every April Fools.

    But it's April 2nd...

    Surely you can't be that naive. Read the article and the variation board diagram. Of course it's a joke!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    Arctor

    FirebrandX wrote:
    Arctor wrote:
    FirebrandX wrote:

    It's April Fools. Chessbase does a joke like this every April Fools.

    But it's April 2nd...

    Surely you can't be that naive. Read the article and the variation board diagram. Of course it's a joke!

    But it's April 2nd...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    philidor_position

    Kallatroh wrote:
    Arctor wrote:
    FirebrandX wrote:
    Arctor wrote:
    FirebrandX wrote:

    It's April Fools. Chessbase does a joke like this every April Fools.

    But it's April 2nd...

    Surely you can't be that naive. Read the article and the variation board diagram. Of course it's a joke!

    But it's April 2nd...

    The joke is it was posted on the first. April fools boy.

    Actually, no it was not, so it's not exactly within the boundaries of the Official International April's Fool Day Regulations. The article was published in 2nd April, but mentions that the interview took place the day after 31 March.

    Here's the same discussion: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/im-rajlich-claims-kings-gambit-is-solved-by-rybka-cluster

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    Greenmtnboy

    If true, I am shocked. 

    But it is irrelevant to practical chess, especially blitz.  All gambits do well here in the hands of a knowledgeable player.

     

    They would have pulled it from their Chess Base site if it were an April fools day joke.   

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    ChessisGood

    Funny to note how different the two threads are! One is full of people 100% positive it's an April Fools joke while the other thread believes it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    waffllemaster

    Pago pago?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    ChristianSoldier007

    they recently posted an article saying it was a joke


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