Of Cans and Computers
Not only did my worthy opponent take advantage of my dubious play by opening up a fresh can of Whoopass upon my person, he threw the emptied can at me afterwards for good measure. But this game is interesting to me for another reason. While I sometimes turn on my computer engine during the post mortem to see what it thinks of a position, this is the first time I remember using it to this extent. My purpose in using it was to help me to improve my ability to evaluate—and it did show me where my analysis was probably off the mark, and where it was probably correct. Probably most of you already use a computer engine to a large extent. But for those of you like me who are just beginning to use them, this game might prove useful.