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« Reply #135 on: January 11, 2008, 03:33:24 AM »
I know there were huge blunders on both sides. I'm not saying "very good game" as from a neutral perspective, I'm saying that it was a good game from my perspective: I had fun, and we were about the same strength.  :)

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« Reply #136 on: January 12, 2008, 05:26:40 AM »
The game's over? New years interrupted my schedule... I'll reinstall Chessmaster today and try to get analysis soon (sorry, but I can get distracted and/or lazy) :oops:
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« Reply #137 on: January 12, 2008, 05:52:10 AM »
No hurry :)

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« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2008, 03:05:46 PM »
Ok finished entering the moves into Chessmaster 10th Edition... Haven't used this version much, so I'm not sure where all of the features are... I probably should've used Chessmaster 8000... Anyway, I'll see what it says and post soon hopefully... Personally, though, I'd say there were several missed opportunities on both sides towards the end. But still a fun game to watch. :D
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« Reply #139 on: January 12, 2008, 05:18:37 PM »
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[Event "Skeptic's Guide Game #1"]
[Site "http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/"]
[Date "1-12-2008"]
[Round ""]
[White "Apeiron"]
[Black "2112"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "oft"]
;Annotations by Chessmaster 10th Edition Auto-Annotator. 20 seconds per
;move.
;
;               White   Black
;Book Move      2       2
;Leave Book     1       1
;CMX Agrees     26      21
;CMX Disagrees  8       12
;Agreement Pct. 76%     64%
;Total Error    21.20   37.21
;Relevant Error 5.12    24.41
;Missed Mate    0       0
;Moved Into Mate        0       0
;
;

1.      d4      ...     ;A40 Queen's Pawn Opening. The Queen's
                        ;Pawn opening move is somewhat slower
                        ;than the popular e4, because White will
                        ;not be able to castle for three more
                        ;moves. Its advantage is that it gives
                        ;White more control over tactical
                        ;surprises and often provides more
                        ;lasting initiative and pressure.
        ...     e6      ;A40 Horwitz Defense. Transpositional; e6
                        ;is often played by those who prefer the
                        ;French Defense (e4 e6 d4), and who don't
                        ;mind most lines of the Dutch (d4 f5) but
                        ;wish to avoid the Staunton Gambit (d4 f5
                        ;e4).
2.      c3      ...     ;Out of Opening Book. c4 would have been
                        ;in the Horwitz Defense opening line.
                       
        ...     b6      
3.      e4      c5      ;B20 Sicilian Defense / Alapin Variation
                        ;(transposed).
4.      Nf3     ...     ;B20 Sicilian Defense / Alapin Variation.
        ...     h6      ;Out of Opening Book. Bb7 would have been
                        ;in the Sicilian Defense / Alapin
                        ;Variation book opening.
5.      Bd3     ...     ;Enables the short castle.
        ...     Bd6    
6.      e5      ...     ;Threatens Black's bishop at d6.
        ...     Be7     ;Moves it to safety.
7.      Be4     ...     ;Attacks Black's rook at a8.
        ...     Nc6     ;Removes the threat on Black's rook at
                        ;a8.
8.      Qa4     Bb7    
9.      O-O     a5      
10.     Be3     Ba6     ;Attacks White's rook at f1.
11.     c4      ...     ;Protects White's rook at f1.
        ...     Nxd4    ;Slightly better is cxd4.
12.     Bxa8    Qxa8    
13.     Nxd4    cxd4    ;Pins White's pawn at c4, attacks White's
                        ;bishop, and creates a passed pawn on d4.
14.     Bxd4    ...     ;Attacks Black's pawn at b6. White wins a
                        ;rook, a knight, and a pawn for a bishop,
                        ;a knight, and a pawn.
        ...     Bd8     ;Protects Black's pawn at b6.
15.     Nc3     Ne7     ;Clears the way for a kingside castle.
16.     Rad1    Qb8     ;Takes the queen out of the corner of the
                        ;board.
17.     Be3     b5      ;Slightly better is O-O.
18.     cxb5    ...     ;Removes the threat on White's queen,
                        ;threatens Black's bishop at a6, creates
                        ;a passed pawn on b5, and isolates
                        ;Black's pawn at a5.
        ...     Bxb5    ;Leads to 19.Qxb5 Qxb5 20.Nxb5 Nd5
                        ;21.Nd6+ Kf8 22.Nb7 Ke7 23.Bc5+ Ke8
                        ;24.Nd6+ Kf8 25.Nf5+ Kg8 26.f4 Bc7
                        ;27.Ne7+ Nxe7 28.Bxe7, which wins a
                        ;queen, a knight, and a pawn for a queen
                        ;and a bishop. Better is Bb7, leading to
                        ;19.f4 Nf5 20.Bc5 f6 21.b6 Bc6 22.Qxa5
                        ;fxe5 23.Qa7 Qxa7 24.bxa7 exf4 25.Rxf4,
                        ;which wins a queen and two pawns for a
                        ;queen and two pawns.
19.     Nxb5    ...     ;Removes the threat on White's queen and
                        ;White's rook at f1. White wins a bishop
                        ;and a pawn for a pawn. White is up a
                        ;rook.
        ...     Qa8     ;Yikes! Moves the queen into the corner.
                        ;Leads to 20.Nd6+ Kf8 21.Qxd7 Kg8 22.Bxh6
                        ;Bb6 23.Bg5 Rh5 24.Qxe7 Qf8 25.Qxf8+ Kxf8
                        ;26.h4, which wins a queen for a queen, a
                        ;knight, and two pawns. Much better is
                        ;O-O, leading to 20.Bd4 Qb7 21.Rfe1 f6
                        ;22.exf6 gxf6 23.Bc5 Qc6 24.Rc1 Qd5
                        ;25.Bxe7 Bxe7 26.Qxa5, which wins a
                        ;bishop and a pawn for a knight and two
                        ;pawns.
20.     Nc3     ...     ;Uh-oh! Leads to 20...Qc6 21.Qxc6 dxc6
                        ;22.Ne4 Nd5 23.Nd6+ Ke7 24.Bc5 Bc7
                        ;25.Rfe1 Bxd6 26.exd6+ Kd7 27.g3, which
                        ;wins a queen and a bishop for a queen
                        ;and a knight. Much better is Nd6+,
                        ;leading to 20...Kf8 21.Qxd7 Kg8 22.Bxh6
                        ;Bb6 23.Bg5 Rh5 24.Qxe7 Qf8 25.Qxf8+ Kxf8
                        ;26.h4, which wins a queen, a knight, and
                        ;two pawns for a queen.
        ...     f5      ;Leads to 21.Qxd7+ Kf7 22.Nb5 f4 23.Nd6+
                        ;Kg6 24.Qxe6+ Kh7 25.Bxf4 Rf8 26.Be3 Qc6
                        ;27.Rfe1 Ng6, which loses three pawns.
                        ;Better is Qc6, leading to 21.Qxc6 dxc6
                        ;22.Ne4 Nd5 23.Nd6+ Ke7 24.Bc5 Bc7
                        ;25.Rfe1 Bxd6 26.exd6+ Kd7 27.g3, which
                        ;wins a queen and a knight for a queen
                        ;and a bishop.
21.     Qxd7+   ...     ;Forks Black's king and Black's pawn at
                        ;e6.
        ...     Kf8     ;Ouch! Leads to 22.Qxe6 Rh7 23.Rd7 g5
                        ;24.Rfd1 Bc7 25.Rxc7 Qe8 26.Bc5 g4
                        ;27.Qxf5+ Rf7 28.Qxg4, which loses a
                        ;bishop and two pawns. Much better is
                        ;Kf7, leading to 22.Nb5 f4 23.Nd6+ Kg6
                        ;24.Qxe6+ Kh7 25.Bxf4 Rf8 26.Be3 Qc6
                        ;27.Rfe1 Ng6, which loses two pawns.
22.     Qxd8+   ...     ;Leads to 22...Kf7 23.Qd7 Qc6 24.Nb5 Qxd7
                        ;25.Rxd7 Rb8 26.Nd6+ Kf8 27.Bc5 Nd5
                        ;28.Rb7 Rxb7 29.Nxb7+ Kf7 30.Nxa5, which
                        ;wins a queen, a rook, and a bishop for a
                        ;queen and a rook. Better is Qxe6,
                        ;leading to 22...Rh7 23.Rd7 g5 24.Rfd1
                        ;Bc7 25.Rxc7 Qe8 26.Bc5 g4 27.Qxf5+ Rf7
                        ;28.Qxg4, which wins a bishop and three
                        ;pawns.
        ...     Kf7     ;Moves it out of check, removes the
                        ;threat on Black's queen, and attacks
                        ;White's queen.
23.     Bb6     ...     ;Ouch! Leads to 23...Rxd8 24.Bxd8 Nc6
                        ;25.Rd7+ Ke8 26.Rfd1 Qb8 27.R7d6 Nxd8
                        ;28.Rxd8+ Qxd8 29.Rxd8+ Kxd8 30.Ne2 Kd7
                        ;31.Nd4 g6, which wins a queen, a rook,
                        ;and a knight for a queen, two rooks, and
                        ;a bishop. Much better is Qd7, leading to
                        ;23...Qc6 24.Nb5 Qxd7 25.Rxd7 Rb8 26.Nc7
                        ;Rxb2 27.Bc5 Rxa2 28.Rxe7+ Kg8 29.Nxe6,
                        ;which wins a queen, a knight, and a pawn
                        ;for a queen and two pawns.
        ...     Rxd8    
24.     Rxd8    ...     ;Attacks Black's queen.
        ...     Qc6     ;Slightly better is Qb7.
25.     Bxa5    ...     ;Creates passed pawns on a2 and b2. Black
                        ;wins a queen for a rook and a pawn.
        ...     f4      ;Slightly better is Qc5.
26.     b4      ...     ;Yikes! Hangs the knight. Leads to
                        ;26...Qxc3 27.Rd7 Ke8 28.Rfd1 Qxe5
                        ;29.Rd8+ Kf7 30.a4 Nd5 31.b5 Qe4 32.Rd7+
                        ;Ke8 33.Rxg7 Qxa4, which wins a pawn for
                        ;a knight and a pawn. Much better is Bb4,
                        ;leading to 26...Ng6 27.Re1 Qc7 28.Rd2 f3
                        ;29.g3 Qb7 30.Bd6 Qc6 31.Ne4, which does
                        ;not result in any captures. White's only
                        ;meaningful error of the game gave away a
                        ;won position, but black ended up
                        ;resigning anyway.
                       
        ...     Qxc3    ;Pins White's pawn at b4 and threatens
                        ;White's pawn at e5.
27.     g3      ...     ;Slightly better is Rd7.
        ...     fxg3    ;Isolates White's pawn at h2.
28.     hxg3    Qxe5    ; Black wins a knight and two pawns for a
                        ;pawn.
29.     Rb1     ...     ;Moves it behind the passed pawn at b4.
        ...     h5      ;Slightly better is Nc6.
30.     Rdd1    h4      
31.     gxh4    ...     ;Isolates Black's pawn at g7. White wins
                        ;a pawn.
        ...     Qh5     ;Threatens White's pawn at h4 and blocks
                        ;White's pawn at h4.
32.     Bd8     ...     ;Slightly better is Bc7.
        ...     Nc6     ;Slightly better is Qg4+.
33.     b5      ...     ;Slightly better is Kf1.
        ...     Ne5     ;Moves it to safety.
34.     b6      ...     ;Pushes the passed pawn.
        ...     Nc6     ;Leads to 35.Rd7+ Kf8 36.Rb3 Ne5 37.Rd6
                        ;Qg4+ 38.Rg3 Qe4 39.Re3 Nf3+ 40.Kf1 Qb1+
                        ;41.Kg2. Better is Qg4+, leading to
                        ;35.Kf1 Qc4+ 36.Kg2 Qg4+ 37.Kf1.
35.     b7      ...     ;Slightly better is Rd7+.
        ...     Qxh4    ;Ouch! Leads to 36.Bxh4 g5 37.Rb6 Nb8
                        ;38.Bg3 e5 39.Bxe5 Ke7 40.Bxb8 g4, which
                        ;wins a pawn for a queen, a knight, and a
                        ;pawn. Much better is Qg4+, leading to
                        ;36.Kf1 Qc4+ 37.Ke1 Qe4+ 38.Kd2 Qd4+
                        ;39.Kc2 Qxf2+ 40.Rd2 Qc5+ 41.Kb2 Qb4+
                        ;42.Kc1 Qc5+ 43.Rc2 Qe3+ 44.Kb2, which
                        ;wins a pawn. This was black's key
                        ;blunder. Black was never able to recover
                        ;and eventually resigned.
                       
36.     Bxh4    ...     ; White wins a queen for a pawn. Black
                        ;resigns.
                       
 1-0

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« Reply #140 on: January 12, 2008, 05:21:28 PM »
Kinda hard to follow without the board... kinda confusing too, but some good stuff in there too... I had never heard of the opening you guys used before
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« Reply #141 on: January 13, 2008, 05:44:28 AM »
That's because neither of us is familiar with any standard openings  :P  We just did something.

This analysis is very cool though. I think I'm going to play the whole game on my board here, and read the analysis with it.

EDIT: Forgot to say thanks! :)

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« Reply #142 on: January 13, 2008, 06:01:10 AM »
No problem, I just wish the analysis was more entertaining :P I'm going to look for some of my other chess software, and hopefully there will be even more constructive criticism... I'm still toying with this newer version of Chessmaster... it has animated 3D chess sets! It's like BattleChess! (I'm geeking out now, pay no attention).
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