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Black Hole Of Computer Analysis

Posted by Paul Anderson on July 2, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Game Of The Week 

This week's game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club's event:  CSCC Killer Latency Rapid Online (3SS, G/10+10).  It was played by Brian Rountree and Alayne Wilinsky.  They have only faced once online, at least in a rapid time control.

Alayne Wilinsky is the 4th strongest female chess player in Colorado and an officer of the Denver Chess Club.  She organizes the Online Blitz Arena the club plays on Tuesday nights.

When I saw she drew Brian Rountree, a past officer of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, I was interested in checking out the game.  Then I got sucked into a black hole of computer analysis.

Online chess has some nice features:  automated TD, automated score keeping, and computer analysis.  However, I don't find myself taking advantage of these features.  Or, maybe I should say, I don't find myself benefiting from these features.

I do look at the computer analysis.  In this game, Alayne scored better on the accuracy with 84.9% to Brian's 82.7%.  And this time, I checked out the retry feature, which picked 3 places to guess a better move than Brian did.

The first retry was on move 6.  Being new to this retry thing, I picked the same move as Brian.  The computer quickly scolded me with "?! Inaccuracy."  As I looked at it some more, I couldn't figure out why the computer scored the position as +2.15 verses Brian's move with +1.40.  I thought he missed a winning move and settled for just a better position. 

So, I played out the line with the computer's best moves to see where the big advantage was.  As I got closer to the event horizon, time began to slow down, the pieces began to stretch, and everything went dark.  Soon, nothing made any sense, and all the positional advantage was sucked into the vortex.  It was a journey to nowhere for nothing.

No wonder it was a draw.  See if you can find the computer best move and its purpose.


White to move

See the diagram and answer here:


Black Hole Of Computer Analysis

[Event "CSCC Killer Latency Rapid Online"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2020.06.28"]

[Round "3.3"]

[White "Rountree, Brian"]

[Black "Wilinsky, Alayne"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "A40"]

[WhiteElo "1531"]

[BlackElo "1307"]

[PlyCount "76"]

[EventDate "2020.06.28"]

[TimeControl "600+10"]


1. d4 e6 2. e4 f5 3. Nc3 d6 4. Bd3 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8.

Qh5+ Kd7 9. Nf3 g6 10. Qh4 Bxg5 11. Qxg5 Qxg5 12. Nxg5 Ke7 13. O-O-O Nc6 14. c3

h6 15. Nf3 g5 16. Rhe1 Kf7 17. h3 a6 18. Re2 Bd7 19. Rde1 Rhe8 20. a3 b5 21.

Bc2 a5 22. Bd3 Rab8 23. Nh2 b4 24. Ng4 Kg7 25. axb4 axb4 26. Bc4 d5 27. Bd3

bxc3 28. bxc3 Ra8 29. Ne5 Nxe5 30. Rxe5 Ra3 31. Kd2 Rb8 32. Rc1 Rb2+ 33. Rc2

Raa2 34. Rxb2 Rxb2+ 35. Ke3 Rb3 36. Kd2 Rb2+ 37. Ke3 Rb3 38. Kd2 Rb2+ 1/2-1/2

This Week In Chess

On June 28th, the Colorado Springs Chess Club held the CSCC Killer Latency Rapid Online event (3SS, G/10+10).

Place, CSCC Killer Latency (3SS, G/10+10), Score

1 "#1NMBrianWall (1939)" 3.0

2 "#2KingVed (1471)" 2.0

3 "#3JJ7X (1817)" 2.0

4 "#4cschessnews (1697)" 1.0

5 "#5alaynew (1307)" 0.5

6 "#5linuxguy1 (1531)" 0.5

7 "-liencam2 (1220)" 1.0

8 "-EPWikle (1912)" 0.0

Categories: 2020

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