V. Kramnik vs. Deep Fritz
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is game # 7. (Kramnik vs. Deep Fritz)
seven of the Man vs. Machine event in Bahrain ended in a draw after Vladimir
Kramnik was unable to capitalize on a typical anti-computer position. Fritz in
fact threatened to turn tables on the world champion, who ended up defending for
the draw. The score is now 3.5:3.5. A full report and pictures will follow soon. Click here
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seems I missed the entire game. I worked until nearly 3 AM on the computer.
I got up early to give an Internet Chess lesson. Afterwards, I finished off a
new chess web pages. Then I was tired, so I took a short nap. By the time I
about it, (sometime between 10 - 11 AM); the whole show was over.
(I will give my thoughts on this game later, when I have had time to spend at
an hour with this game.)
approx. 1300 hours: A couple of my Internet
students, (and, of
course!, yours truly); spent over an hour analyzing this game on the ICC
One student had ChessMaster 8000 pumping the whole time, he copied
a bit of the analysis onto the screen for me to see. (I was running Fritz
7 in the
background, under ChessBase 8.0.)
After a brief analysis, this is my take on the game:
such a short time, it is hard to be sure - but apparently neither player
anything major. The computer very stupidly and foolishly allowed the position
be closed. This could have been the end ... Kramnik could engineer a
at his leisure. But I am not sure if Black found the right plan. Anyway the
discovered a pretty good move (f4!), and it appeared that neither side could
any progress. At this point, the box began to repeat moves ... Kramnik -
with a new found respect for the program after losing TWO! straight -
not to press matters and allowed Fritz to make a draw.
(7.0) - GM Vladimir Kramnik (2807)
Brains in Bahrain Man-Machine Match
Manama, Bahrain (7), 17.10.2002
2.c4 e6; 3.Nf3 b6; 4.g3 Bb7; 5.Bg2 Be7; 6.0-0 0-0;
7.Nc3 Ne4; 8.Qc2 Nxc3; 9.Qxc3 c5; 10.Rd1 d6; 11.b3 Bf6;
12.Bb2 Qe7; 13.Qc2 Nc6; 14.e4 e5; 15.d5 Nd4; 16.Bxd4 cxd4;
17.Bh3 g6; 18.a4, (Last book move by Fritz.) 18...a5; 19.Rab1,
19...Ba6; 20.Re1 Kh8; 21.Kg2 Bg7; 22.Qd3 Rae8; 23.Nd2 Bh6;
24.f4! Qc7; 25.Rf1 Kg8; 26.Rbe1 Qd8; 27.Kg1 Bb7;
28.Re2 Ba6; Draw Agreed, ½ - ½
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