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tygxc

@20
OK dismiss the rapid game and keep the Olympiad game only.
By the way, Radjabov still plays the King's Indian Defence in rapid and blitz, but no longer in classical.

pfren
tygxc wrote:

@17

"So you think 1 Correspondence Game suddenly makes 13.Rc1 good for Black?"
++ A correspondence game represents a few years of human grandmaster analysis and engine calculation. If you assert 13 Rc1 is good for white, then you have to find an improvement over the ICCF WC game.

 

The obvious improvement is the pawn sac 14.c5! which in ICCF level produces mostly draws after precise defense, but in practical OTB play it's much tougher to play as Black.

 

IronSteam1
Yigor wrote:

However, SF14+ suggests 12. a4 (ev=+1.1) instead of 12. Nd2.

Don't blindly trust Stockfish evals. They often change, as the game moves on.

Better to look at the position itself, and to follow the various lines to see where they lead.

Besides, remember what Caruana said, during his commentary during the World Championship? He often searches for lines that are objectively worse for him, but still offer practical chances and dynamic play.

This way he can steer the game into uncharted waters, and attempt to outplay his opponent from there on out.

Sometimes it's better to think past the engine, and to use your human judgment, instead.

Yigor
IronSteam1 wrote:
Yigor wrote:

However, SF14+ suggests 12. a4 (ev=+1.1) instead of 12. Nd2.

Don't blindly trust Stockfish evals. They often change, as the game moves on.

 

All right, your advice is accepted, I'll trust in Stockfish, but not blindly. tongue