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Kings Gambit Solved?

  • #1

    I recall reading an article a few years ago that said that an engine had solved certain lines of the kings gambit by weeding out the sub-lines that were bad and analyzing the rest to conclusion.

     

    Does anyone have a link to this article or know of anything similar? Have there been any (successful) attempts to solve certain openings with brute force calculation?

  • #2

    I think that was an April Fool's prank.

  • #3
  • #4

     

    Interesting article and yes, it turns out that KGA is solved with unorthodox 3. Be2!! blitz.png being the unique possibility for white to achieve a draw. tongue.png

  • #5

    N.B. More exactly, it's King's Gambit Accepted that was solved.

  • #6

    Not solved. This was an April Fools Day joke.

    "In 2012, an April Fool prank by Chessbase in association with Vasik Rajlich—inventor of chess engine Rybka—claimed to have proven to a 99.99999999% certainty that the King's Gambit is at best a draw for White.[8][9] In a later post, owning up to the prank, Rajlich estimated that "we're still probably a good 25 or so orders of magnitude away from being able to solve something like the King's Gambit. If processing power doubles every 18 months for the next century, we'll have the resources to do this around the year 2120, plus or minus a few decades."[

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Gambit

    http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-chebase-april-fools-revisited

  • #7

    Some really have a problem with humour...

  • #8

    I remember a very nice game between Rapport and Adams with Be2...

     

     

  • #9

    LMAO grin.png The article looks so real. tongue.png

  • #10

    I agree with the observation that if you don't have every variation memorized, it's not solved!

    Personally I love reaching, by transposition, a position favorable to White in the King's Gambit Declined that can be reached through the Vienna Game or Bishop's Opening: 1e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nf6 3 d3 Nc6 4 Nc3 Bc5 (or ...d6) 5 f4!?  In Tseitlin, et al's book The Complete Vienna, 5 f4 is labeled as "forced!" in the positive sense.

  • #11
    MickinMD a écrit :

    I agree with the observation that if you don't have every variation memorized, it's not solved!

    Personally I love reaching, by transposition, a position favorable to White in the King's Gambit Declined that can be reached through the Vienna Game or Bishop's Opening: 1e4 e5 2 Bc4 Nf6 3 d3 Nc6 4 Nc3 Bc5 (or ...d6) 5 f4!?  In Tseitlin, et al's book The Complete Vienna, 5 f4 is labeled as "forced!" in the positive sense.

    But Black is fine in king's gambit declined!

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