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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.
Bullshit. Vasik should be high on something evil when he posted this crap.
First I was like
"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."
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.
Huh? 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ef4 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.e5?! is known to be bad for white due to 4...d5 (although Black should be slightly better with other moves as well).
I don't understand how that opening can be solved? How can it ever be verified?
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!
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
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.
How do you know?
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.
So I was right. Pago pago time.
I knew it was a joke the moment I read the article. It amazes me at how gullible people like arctor can be to actually fall for a story like that. It was so ridiculous as to have me laughing, especially at the variation board they posted. Come on, people...
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