Where are the Nakamura vs. Stockfish games?

LivinLikeLarry

In this article,

-  http://www.chess.com/news/gm-nakamura-tries-to-prove-he-is-no-stockfish-7982  -

it says the games should be finished by now, but I can't find them or the commentary anywhere. Can anybody help me out, please?

EvgeniyZh



Aetheldred
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Hikaru

So to clarify...in game 2, when I put in the variation 115...Rh8 116. Re3 Kg7 117. g4 I got +0.9. Whereas with rybka, (bad depth since it never got deep) it said 115...f5 116.Rg5 (no mention of 116. exf5 at all) += 0.45

MNMSkyBlue
Hikaru wrote:

So to clarify...in game 2, when I put in the variation 115...Rh8 116. Re3 Kg7 117. g4 I got +0.9. Whereas with rybka, (bad depth since it never got deep) it said 115...f5 116.Rg5 (no mention of 116. exf5 at all) += 0.45

Why didn't you just offer a draw? Or claim 50 move rule? (before f5)

Hikaru

Last pawn move was 105. h4. Therefore, move 115 was 40 moves short of the 50 moves rule! Computers never take draws :)

MNMSkyBlue

Noooooooo D:

But game 2 was a pretty good game until QxR sac, but i think it was the only way. Otherwise u lose a rook. I THINK :D

avweije

Great to see you try Hikaru :) Had the feeling in game 2 you had a win, which on it's own is a great achievement. Missed the last 2 games sadly, but just watched them :) thanks for starting this thread (whoever that was :P)

Aetheldred

It was the general feeling that game 2 was a draw. I was convinced in an official match Hikaru would have drawn the game. Am I wrong?

Thanks EvgeniyZh for posting the games, much appreciated!

Gitananda

I think that GM Nakamura has demonstrated that when playing either with computer help or with the odds of pawn and move against the world's strongest computer that he is certainly no push over. If he had a do-over then I think that he could probably draw all four games. Next, I think that it would be fun to see him play 'chess genius' Boris Ivanov with his shoes on!

isaacthebird

@Hikaru why did you lose the pawn in the 3rd game? It looked like you were winning.

Aetheldred
Gitananda wrote:

I think that GM Nakamura has demonstrated that when playing either with computer help or with the odds of pawn and move against the world's strongest computer that he is certainly no push over. If he had a do-over then I think that he could probably draw all four games. Next, I think that it would be fun to see him play 'chess genius' Boris Ivanov with his shoes on!

+1

Foenixx

Does anyone know on which hardware they played?

LivinLikeLarry

Here is a short review of the first game by Jerry from ChessNetwork. The other games can be found on his channel, as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQDQNBEsJ80

Petrosianic

i think re: latter two games it would have been more interesting without pawn odds as pawns just get in the way for the first 2/3 of the game anyways.  i just find games of theoretical interest more interesting.  Innocent

not sure if hikaru had access to multiple threads of analysis, or was able to play through lines (i.e. use infinite analysis + play through lines if use cb software) before submitting move.  i suspect he was able to do so based on taking a quick look at the first game but idk.

cyborgs do best when obtain a space advantage + a clamp down on the position [able to make small improvements] while opponent counters limited.  unfortunately hikaru did not seem to get positions w/ space + pawn breaks potential.

nevertheless, the play against the seirawan system was a little bit interesting though.  in freestyle practice often the systems with ...nc6 ...e5 and ...c5 w/...nd4 do not really score very well for black in practice in the KID even though it's quite normal practice.  very difficult to make work objectively and occasionally practically against good players...