The only game that answered h3 (move 17 by white)

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Dann Corbit
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The only game that answered h3 (move 17 by white)

Post by Dann Corbit » Fri May 10, 2019 9:51 pm


I have lots of games with this position.
In every single human game except this one, the human played fxe7 at this position:

But h3 is devastating and wins the game, while fxe7 is "not so hot."

Stockfish generally finds h3 in a few seconds, somewhere between ply 20 and 26. It certainly is a position fraught with peril.

rq3rk1/1p2bppp/p2p1P2/8/4PPb1/2p3Q1/PPP4P/2KR1B1R w - - acd 38; bm h3; c3 "fxe7"; ce 331; pm fxe7 {14}; pv h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Qc7 g5 Bd8 Bd3 Re8 Qh3 h6 Rdg1 Qa5 gxh6 Qxa2 Rxg7+ Kf8 bxc3 Bf6 e5 dxe5 Qg2 Qa1+ Kd2 Qa4 Rg8+ Ke7 Qxb7+ Qd7 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Qe4 Qe6 h7 Bh8 Qb4+ Qd6 fxe5 Bxe5 Rh5 Bf4+ Kd1 Qxb4 cxb4 Rh8 Bxa6 f6 Bd3 Kf7 c4 Bg5 Rh1 Kg7 c5 Bf4 Kc2;

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Searching: rq3rk1/1p2bppp/p2p1P2/8/4PPb1/2p3Q1/PPP4P/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
infinite: 0 time: 0 increment: 0 moves to go: 0

 1   -0.92   00:00    4665  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 
 2   -0.61   00:00   61843  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 
 3   -0.54   00:00   92643  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 
 4   -0.34   00:00  313753  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 
 5   -0.19   00:00  326970  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 
 6   -0.34   00:00  343678  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 
 7   -0.38   00:00  357908  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=B Qxf8 Bg2 Bh5 
 8   -0.76   00:00  374077  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=B Qxf8 Bg2 Bh5 Re1 
 9   -0.44   00:00  390415  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Kxf8 Qc3 Qa7 
10   -0.46   00:00  414754  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Qe3 Qe7 c4 Qf6+ e5 dxe5 fxe5 
11   -0.64   00:00  447259  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Rg1 Be2 Re1 Bc4 Bxb7 
12   -0.59   00:00  492190  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bh3 Bh5 Rg1 g6 Qe3 Qe7 Qd4 b5 
13   -0.47   00:00  520492  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Qe3 Qe7 c4 
14   -0.51   00:00  606706  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Kxf8 Bc4 Qc7 Bb3 Be2 Qe3 Qc5 Qxc5 dxc5 Bd5 Rc8 Rg3 b5 Bb7 Rb8 Bxa6 
15   -0.38   00:00  920252  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=Q+ Kxf8 Qc3 Qa7 Rg3 Re8 Qd2 Bh5 Qxd6+ Kg8 Rb3 b5 
16   -0.82   00:00   1634K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=R+ Kxf8 Rg1 g6 Qc3 Qa7 Rg3 Qc5 Qxc5 dxc5 Kc1 Bh5 Bc4 b5 Bd5 Rb8 Ra3 Rb6 
17   -0.71   00:00   1944K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Kxf8 Rg1 g6 Qc3 Qa7 Rg3 Qc5 Qxc5 dxc5 Rc3 Rd8 Rxc5 Rd2 Kc1 Rf2 Bc4 Be2 Bd5 Rxf4 Rc7 b5 
18   -0.62   00:00   3020K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 c3 Qd8 Bd5 Rc8 Rg1 g6 Qe3 Rc5 Qd4 Qh4 Qd2 Qf6 Bb3 
19   -0.48   00:01   4863K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Rg1 Rc8 Bb3 g6 Qe3 Qe7 c3 Qc7 Bd5 b5 Qd4 Qc5 h3 Bf3 Qxc5 Rxc5 
20   -0.46   00:01   5816K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 c3 Qd8 Qe3 b5 h3 Qc7 f5 b4 c4 Qc5 Qxc5 dxc5 Kc2 
21   -0.49   00:02  11605K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Qe3 Qe7 Bd5 Rc8 c3 Rc5 Qd4 Qh4 Qd2 Qf6 f5 b5 a3 Rc7 Rg3 a5 fxg6 hxg6 
22   -0.29   00:03  20394K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 a3 Qg7+ c3 Rc5 Rg2 a5 Rd2 Qf6 f5 Kf8 Rf2 Qe5 f6 Qxg3 hxg3 Rc7 
23   -0.44   00:04  30978K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Rg2 Rc5 a3 Qe8 Qd3 Qd8 c3 Qf6 Qg3 b5 f5 Qe5 fxg6 hxg6 Rf2 Rc7 
24   -0.30   00:05  34448K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=R+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Rg2 Rc5 a3 a5 c3 Qg7 Rd2 Qf6 f5 Kf8 Rf2 g5 Bb3 a4 Bxa4 Rc4 Bc2 Rc6 Rd2 
25   -0.44   00:06  44820K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 c3 Qd8 Qe3 Rc5 f5 Qf6 a4 Qe5 Rg3 b5 Qf2 Kf8 Bxf7 Qf6 Bd5 b4 Qe3 bxc3+ Kc2 Kg7 
26   -0.44   00:08  60216K  fxe7 cxb2+ Kxb2 Bxd1 Rg1 g6 exf8=Q+ Qxf8 Bc4 Bh5 Bd5 Rc8 Rg2 h6 f5 Kh7 Rf2 Qe7 fxg6+ Bxg6 a3 Rc5 h4 a5 Ka2 Qe5 Qxe5 dxe5 Bxb7 f5 h5 Bf7+ Bd5 
27   +0.72   00:15 120460K  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 cxb2+ Kb1 Qc7 g5 Bc3 Rd3 Rfc8 Bh3 g6 Bxc8 Rxc8 Qg2 Qc5 Rd5 Qc7 Rhd1 Bb4 R5d3 b5 Qh2 Re8 f5 Rxe4 Rh1 h5 gxh6 Kh7 fxg6+ fxg6 Qf2 Qe7 Rf1 Bc5 
28   +0.83   00:20 165173K  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 cxb2+ Kb1 Qc7 g5 Bc3 Rd3 Rac8 Bh3 g6 Bxc8 Rxc8 Qh2 h5 gxh6 Kh7 Rhd1 Qc4 Rxd6 Rc7 Qg2 Qa4 f5 g5 Qxg5 Be5 
29   +1.34   00:40 338647K  h3 Qc7 hxg4 Bxf6 g5 Rfc8 Qh2 Qb6 Qxh7+ Kf8 b3 Qc5 Rd3 Bd4 Bg2 Rd8 Re1 Ke7 Qf5 g6 Qd5 Bf2 Re2 Kf8 Qxc5 Bxc5 Rxc3 a5 Kb1 Rac8 Rd3 Ra8 e5 dxe5 Bxb7 Rab8 Rxd8+ Rxd8 fxe5 Kg7 e6 
30   +1.52   00:51 441611K  h3 Rc8 hxg4 Bxf6 g5 Qc7 Qh2 Qb6 Qxh7+ Kf8 b3 Bd4 g6 Qc5 Rd3 Ke7 Qh4+ f6 Qg4 f5 exf5 Kd8 Qf3 Kc7 Bg2 d5 Qxd5 Qxd5 Bxd5 Bf6 Re1 Rh8 Re6 Raf8 
31   +1.33   01:03 546965K  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Qc7 g5 Rfc8 b4 Bd8 Qh3 h6 gxh6 g6 f5 Kh8 fxg6 fxg6 Qe6 Qe7 Qxg6 Qg5+ Qxg5 Bxg5+ Kb1 Re8 a3 Re6 Bg2 Rae8 Rd3 Bd2 e5 dxe5 Be4 Rxh6 Rxh6+ Bxh6 Bxb7 e4 
32   +1.39   01:10 614911K  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Qc7 g5 Rfc8 Qh2 Qb6 Qxh7+ Kf8 b3 Bd4 Kb1 Qb4 Ka1 Ke7 e5 Rh8 exd6+ Kxd6 Qxg7 Rxh1 Rxd4+ Ke7 Rd1 Qxf4 Re1+ Kd7 Qxc3 Rah8 Rd1+ Ke6 Kb2 Rxf1 Rxf1 Qxf1 Qxh8 Qf3 Qc8+ Ke5 Qe8+ Kd6 a4 Qd5 Qd8+ Kc6 Qxd5+ Kxd5 Kc3 a5 Kd3 Ke5 Kc4 Kf5 Kb5 
33   +1.48   01:29 790218K  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Rc8 e5 Qc7 Qh2 Bh4 exd6 Qc5 Rd3 cxb2+ Kb1 Qf2 Qxf2 Bxf2 d7 Rd8 g5 Ra7 Kxb2 b5 Bh3 g6 Rh2 Bc5 Re2 Kf8 c3 Rc7 Rd1 Be7 Rde1 Rcxd7 Bxd7 Rxd7 Kb3 Bd6 Re4 Kg7 Rd4 Rd8 Kb2 h5 
34   +2.62   02:18   1222M  h3 Qc7 hxg4 Bxf6 g5 Bd8 Bd3 Re8 Qh3 h6 Rdg1 Qa5 gxh6 Qxa2 Rxg7+ Kf8 bxc3 Bf6 e5 dxe5 Qg2 Qa1+ Kd2 Qa4 Rg8+ Ke7 Qxb7+ Qd7 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Qxd7+ Kxd7 fxe5 Bg5+ Kd1 Bf4 Bxa6 Ra8 h7 Bxe5 Bb5+ Ke6 Kd2 Rc8 
35   +2.80   03:51   2053M  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Qc7 g5 cxb2+ Kb1 Bc3 Qh4 h6 e5 Rac8 gxh6 Be1 Qh2 Bg3 Qg2 g6 exd6 Qc6 f5 Rfd8 fxg6 fxg6 Rg1 Qxg2 Rxg2 Be5 Rd5 Bc3 Bd3 Kf7 Bxg6+ Ke6 Rd1 Rxd6 Bf5+ Kxf5 Rxd6 Rh8 Rdg6 Re8 R2g5+ Ke4 Rg1 Bd4 R1g4+ Kf5 R4g5+ Ke4 Rh5 
36   +3.07   06:23   3424M  h3 Qc7 hxg4 Bxf6 g5 Bd8 Bd3 Re8 Qh3 h6 Rdg1 Qa5 gxh6 Qxa2 Rxg7+ Kf8 bxc3 Bf6 e5 dxe5 Qg2 Qa1+ Kd2 Qa4 Rg8+ Ke7 Qxb7+ Qd7 Qb4+ Qd6 fxe5 Bxe5 Qb7+ Qd7 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Qb4+ Qd6 h7 Rb8 Qxd6+ Kxd6 Bxa6 Rh8 Bd3 f6 c4 Bd4 Rh5 Ke6 c5 Be5 Be4 Kf7 Ke3 Kg7 c6 
37   +3.13   08:06   4353M  h3 Qc7 hxg4 Bxf6 g5 Bd8 Bd3 Re8 Qh3 h6 Rdg1 Qc8 Qh5 Qc5 e5 Rxe5 fxe5 Bxg5+ Rxg5 Qe3+ Kb1 Qxg5 exd6 Qxh5 Rxh5 g6 Rxh6 Rd8 bxc3 Rxd6 Rh4 Kf8 Rb4 b5 c4 bxc4 Rxc4 g5 Kb2 Kg7 Kc3 Kh6 Ra4 Rf6 Kd2 Kh5 Rxa6 Rxa6 Bxa6 g4 
38   +3.31   12:01   6480M  h3 Bxf6 hxg4 Qc7 g5 Bd8 Bd3 Re8 Qh3 h6 Rdg1 Qa5 gxh6 Qxa2 Rxg7+ Kf8 bxc3 Bf6 e5 dxe5 Qg2 Qa1+ Kd2 Qa4 Rg8+ Ke7 Qxb7+ Qd7 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Qe4 Qe6 h7 Bh8 Qb4+ Qd6 fxe5 Bxe5 Rh5 Bf4+ Kd1 Qxb4 cxb4 Rh8 Bxa6 f6 Bd3 Kf7 c4 Bg5 Rh1 Kg7 c5 Bf4 Kc2 
Nodes: 6480686402
Nodes/second: 8982290
Best move: h3
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