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I (rated 1780) played vs. Computer4-IMPOSSIBLE (2061) in a 10 | 10 standard game hoping for a win or a draw. After a tough midgame, the computer gained a positional advantage and won a pawn. Then, I traded down to a bishop and knight endgame around move 52, but the computer could make no progress. I was trying to get a draw by the 50 move rule, but every time it came up, the computer would force a pawn move or capture just to prolong the game. What a jerk! Just like a human troll. In summary:
Move 52: game is basically drawn. Computer rejects my draw offers. I move pieces waiting until I can call a draw by the 50 move rule. No pawns are moved for _almost_ the next 50 moves.
Move 100: 3 moves away from the 50 move rule taking effect, the computer makes a threatening king move. I am forced to move a pawn to check him away and keep the position stable. Computer rejects my draw offers.
Move 150: 2-3 moves away from the 50 move rule taking effect, the computer trades his bishop for my knight. It is now an opposite color bishop endgame. Computer rejects my draw offers.
Move 201: 2-3 moves away from the 50 move rule taking effect, the computer advances a pawn. A few moves later he advances another pawn and I need to think a bit to make sure it is still a draw. The last pawn move of this exchange was move 206. The position is now VERY clearly drawn, but the computer still rejects my draw offers.
Move 256: ONE MOVE BEFORE the 50 move rule would come into effect, the computer advances a pawn (which is immediately captured). What a jerk! Anyway, the computer's pawns are now blocked so he can no longer advance them. The computer still rejects my draw offers.
Move 307: FINALLY, I am able to claim a draw by the 50 move rule!!
And at the end, it didn't say "Good game!" I thought it usually says that.
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wow. thx for posting. very interesting. appreciate your patience -- played till 300 moves
I just noticed something else - on move 305 it played Bc5 leaving the pawn undefended hoping I would capture it so the game would be delayed yet another 50 moves!
That is amazing. I've never played a game with over 300 moves. Nor 200. Nor 100. What...maybe 70?
Look at my latest post ;)
@OP: I know you are being facetious and humorous by calling the computer a "troll," but on its profile page, the computer warns that it shows "NO MERCY" in a game. I think this game is a good demonstration of that.
Wow, it's a good thing you were playing with an increment. A 10|0 game would have made things really crazy at the end.
wow, never heard of this long moves in a game
If he wasn't playing with an increment he may have won on time
I really doubt that the computer would have allowed that.
I noticed the same thing, http://www.chess.com/forum/view/livechess/computer-doesnt-want-draw
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