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By Peter W. (ed) Frey

Ten years of extensive attempt on desktop chess have produced impressive development. even if the history info and technical information that have been written in 1975 for the 1st version of this publication are nonetheless legitimate in such a lot crucial issues, and software program refinements have had an immense influence at the effectiveness of those principles. the present crop of chess machines are functioning at without warning excessive degrees. The process epitomized by way of the sequence of courses built by means of David Slate and Larry Atkin at Northwestern within the heart Nineteen Seventies (i. e. , a worldly seek set of rules utilizing little or no chess wisdom) was once anticipated to arrive an asymptbtic point of functionality no greater than that of a category A participant (USCF score among 1800 and 2000). this angle used to be argued really vigorously by means of Eliot Hearst in bankruptcy eight of the 1st version and was once held at the moment by way of many chess specialists. next occasions have truly proven that the asymptotic functionality point for this kind of professional­ gram it at the very least as excessive because the grasp point (USCF ranking among 2200 and 2400). present discussions now concentration upon no matter if the sooner reser­ vations have been mistaken in precept or just underestimated the asymptote. If there's a genuine barrier that allows you to hinder this sort of software from achieving an international championship point of functionality, it's not obtrusive from the regular development which has been saw over the last decade.

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By Peter W. (ed) Frey

Ten years of extensive attempt on desktop chess have produced impressive development. even if the history info and technical information that have been written in 1975 for the 1st version of this publication are nonetheless legitimate in such a lot crucial issues, and software program refinements have had an immense influence at the effectiveness of those principles. the present crop of chess machines are functioning at without warning excessive degrees. The process epitomized by way of the sequence of courses built by means of David Slate and Larry Atkin at Northwestern within the heart Nineteen Seventies (i. e. , a worldly seek set of rules utilizing little or no chess wisdom) was once anticipated to arrive an asymptbtic point of functionality no greater than that of a category A participant (USCF score among 1800 and 2000). this angle used to be argued really vigorously by means of Eliot Hearst in bankruptcy eight of the 1st version and was once held at the moment by way of many chess specialists. next occasions have truly proven that the asymptotic functionality point for this kind of professional­ gram it at the very least as excessive because the grasp point (USCF ranking among 2200 and 2400). present discussions now concentration upon no matter if the sooner reser­ vations have been mistaken in precept or just underestimated the asymptote. If there's a genuine barrier that allows you to hinder this sort of software from achieving an international championship point of functionality, it's not obtrusive from the regular development which has been saw over the last decade.

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Nc3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Bf4!? This new continuation looks quite promising. e6?! For 4 ... g6 see the next game. In our opinion Black should try 4 ... Nf6, and if 5. f3 exf3 6. Nxf3 e6 7. Bc4 Bd6 8. Qd2 0-0 9. 0-0 c6, as in Gelfand-P. Nikolic, Munich 1994, or if 5. Bc4 c6, followed by Nbd7-Nb6. Nf6 5. f3!? 6. 7. S. 30 fxe4 Bc4 Nge2 fxe4 Bb4 0-0 0-0 Nxc3 Bxc3 Nd5? Overlooking White's tactical possibility. Black should play 10... c6, intending 11 ... Qe7 and 12 ... Nbd7. 11. 12. Meszaros,G-Weteschnik,M Kecskemet 1994 4.

13. Ngf3 d6 14. 0-0 h5 15. e4 Be7 16. Qg3! g5? Black's last chance was 16 ... According to ECO, after 3... Bg7 Qa5, but after 17. Bc2! White has (3 ... h6?? 5. ) 4. h5 d5 5. hxg6 a strong attacking position. hxg6 6. Rxh8 Bxh8 7. Bf4 White's 17. exf5 Bxf5? position is to be preferred. 4. h5! Nxh5? 5. Rxh5! gxh5 6. e4! d6? Not much better is 6... Bg7 7. Bc4 (7. ) d5 8. Ng5! dxc49. Qxh5t Kd7 10. Ne6! with advantage to White-Florian. 7. Ng5 e6 8. Qxh5t Kd7 18. 19. 20. 21. Be2! Nxg5t Qxa3 Rxb1 Bxe2 fxg5 Bxb1 1-0.

7. O-O?! Barcza recommends 7 ... =. S. Bd3 as 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. S. Nbd2 e3 h3! Bd3 Qe2 b6 Bb7 Be7 Nf6 d6 Nc6?! An alternative is 8 ... Ne4, but after 9. Rgl, followed by 0-0-0 43 Dutch Defense: New and Forgotten Ideas and g4, White's position looks 4. Bxe7 Qxe7 5. e3 Nf6 6. Nbd2 very promlSlng. b6=, but usually in practice Black 9. e4 fxe4 does not like to exchange the dark 10. Nxe4 Qd7 squared Bishop. 11. NfgS!? Nxd4? 4. e3 Maybe 11. Nd5!? Interesting is 4. Nbd2, with the idea if 4 ... Be7 then 5.

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