18730 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Is my engine drunk, or is there a good reason to move the King here?
Here my engine recommends 11. Kf1, and scores the position after this move at +2.3. After 11. Bb2, the engine gives a score of just +0.9. Why in the world is it better to move the King, as lose the right to castle? Is there a good reason, or is my engine drunk?
There are som positions where engines have no clue. I don't know if this is one of them, because Kf1 seems to have it's merits. It gets out of a potential pin on the king, but other than that I don't know. I can't believe that white is up the equivalent of two pawns in this position, or is anywhere near ariving at a position where he is.
I agree. It's wicked.
11. Bd2 Bxd2+ 12. Qxd2 Qe6 13. d5!? Qg6 14. 0-0 d6 15. Rac1 Rfe8 16. Bd3 Qh5 is the line that Fritz 13 suggested though I feel 16. Qd3 makes play more difficult for Black. It also scored the position as +1.7. When I had it play from 16. Qd3, it scored +0.62. Kf1 is suggested with the idea of artificial castling after g3, Kg2 Rfe1 and Kg1 though this seems very speculative in view of the fact that Black simply consolidates with d6, Nc6 and Be6 later. Both positions are going by tablebases and not really worth examining very far beyond the 12th or 13th move as Black simply consolidates and White's pieces are disjointed. Analysis engines are good for post-mortem study and possibly openings preperation but I don't know how many real life players would take either side in this game as it really looks from the position that no matter what move White plays, Black can only equalize.
There is one position I know of where Chessmaster 9000 makes an obvious blunder. It will literally throw away a draw by the opponent forcing perpetual just to save a few pawns.
If anyone is interested I can show the position. I'm curious to know what more up to date engines have to say.
My guess is that the Bb4 is a target. The engine must have calculated that after something like 11.Kf1 Qa5 12.c5, it will be captured by pushing the queenside pawns. Best way to know is to play a few more moves 'by hand' against the engine and see what happens.
You are partially right, I didn't realize before that the bishop is trapped.
After the queen moves, white will play 12. a3 Ba5 13. b4 Bb6 14. c5 and white wins the bishop.
is it theoretically possible to boost ELO rating by 1000 point in 1 year?
by udurred a few minutes ago
by kzhang2012 a few minutes ago
1/31/2015 - Ryklis-Ivasyuk, USSR 1982
by Dadnavy71 2 minutes ago
My wins against NM!!
by w_Chinmay73 2 minutes ago
Would you expect a mathematician to make a better chess player than an artist?
by SmyslovFan 7 minutes ago
chess960 players vs standard chess players
by otto-von-zoliccau 9 minutes ago
by Kotomitsuki 9 minutes ago
Fischer-Kasparov Novel now out on Amazon
by KTZ1 21 minutes ago
Another cheater thread
by hapless_fool 35 minutes ago
Using a program in 1 min chess??
by HilarioFJunior 37 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!