10 move game 100% best move

SmyslovFan

Btw, I played two USCF OTB rated games last month. One of those had a 100% score. I wasn't particularly pleased with it tho because I made a mistake in the opening before the computer started analyzing. (The mistake had occurred before, so it wasn't counted as a mistake.)

 

IMBacon

According to chessbase mega database:

12.Nb3 is the better move.  It gives white a winning percentage of 67.2%, as opposed to 12.Nf3 which comes in at 33.3%

12.Nb3 hasnt been played since 2016?  So maybe something was found that is good for black?

MetalRatel

I think the "?" after 12.Nf3 is a bit strong - I don't see a refutation. If there is only a sample size of 3 games relative to the main continuation having 30+ games, statistical comparisons with the scoring percentage are usually close to meaningless without analysis. 16...Qg6+? is a kind of "thank-you move" in that forces White to improve his position.

SmyslovFan

12.Nf3 invites a repetition, if nothing else. It certainly wasn't a great move. I think White can improve earlier tho.

robertmsharp

Nice work smyslovfan! grin.png

incorrectname

Makes sense, FishEyedFools.

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