Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

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Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by lkaufman » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:40 pm

Here is the Knight for pawn handicap game played by Komodo vs. GM Hikaru Nakamura on chess.com substituting for IM Yaacov Norowitz. Time limit 45 min plus 15 seconds increment. Contempt was set at 100, so the below evals are significantly biased for White.

[Event "Rapid 45m+15s - 45m+15s"][knight for pawn handicap]
[Site "chess.com"]
[Date "2017.09.13"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Komodo 1926.00 64-bit"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Kaufman,Larry"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[TimeControl "2100+10"]

{6144MB, Book2016.ctg, 24core} 1. e4 {-1.28/25 3} d5 {680} 2. e5 {-1.44/32 172}
Nc6 {45 (d4)} 3. d4 {-1.12/31 49} Bf5 {16} 4. Nf3 {-1.13/33 75} e6 {43 (h5)} 5.
Be2 {-1.19/33 70} Nge7 {26 (h5)} 6. O-O {-1.07/33 99} Nc8 {50 (Bg4)} 7. c3 {
-1.06/32 93} Be7 {23} 8. Ne1 {-1.10/31 23} f6 {47 (0-0)} 9. Bh5+ {-0.79/32 98}
Bg6 {33 (g6)} 10. exf6 {-0.30/30 52} gxf6 {35 (Bxf6)} 11. Nd3 {-0.26/32 73} Bd6
{33} 12. Re1 {-0.33/32 33} Kf7 {22 (Qd7)} 13. Qg4 {0.00/37 70} f5 {111} 14. Qh3
{0.00/44 0} Qg8 {22 (Qf6)} 15. Bf3 {0.66/31 91} Nb6 {57 (h5)} 16. Bf4 {1.34/31
74} Bxf4 {190 (Qd8)} 17. Nxf4 {1.04/30 24} Re8 {11} 18. a4 {1.23/31 48} Kg7 {
91 (a5)} 19. Qg3 {1.00/32 95} Qf7 {43 (Nd7)} 20. h4 {1.62/32 44} Nd7 {242} 21.
h5 {1.67/35 0} Nf6 {16} 22. Re3 {1.66/34 35} Ne4 {59} 23. Bxe4 {1.33/33 59}
dxe4 {19} 24. f3 {1.49/34 176} e5 {36} 25. dxe5 {1.70/31 0} Rxe5 {14 (Nxe5)}
26. Rd1 {3.72/31 31} } 1-0
Komodo rules!

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:13 am

I wanted to see the game:

[pgn][Event "Rapid 45m+15s - 45m+15s"]
[Site "chess.com"]
[Date "2017.09.13"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Komodo 1926.00 64-bit"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Kaufman,Larry"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "52"]
[TimeControl "2100+10"]

{6144MB, Book2016.ctg, 24core} 1. e4 {-1.28/25 3} d5 {680} 2. e5 {-1.44/32 172}
Nc6 {45 (d4)} 3. d4 {-1.12/31 49} Bf5 {16} 4. Nf3 {-1.13/33 75} e6 {43 (h5)} 5.
Be2 {-1.19/33 70} Nge7 {26 (h5)} 6. O-O {-1.07/33 99} Nc8 {50 (Bg4)} 7. c3 {
-1.06/32 93} Be7 {23} 8. Ne1 {-1.10/31 23} f6 {47 (0-0)} 9. Bh5+ {-0.79/32 98}
Bg6 {33 (g6)} 10. exf6 {-0.30/30 52} gxf6 {35 (Bxf6)} 11. Nd3 {-0.26/32 73} Bd6
{33} 12. Re1 {-0.33/32 33} Kf7 {22 (Qd7)} 13. Qg4 {0.00/37 70} f5 {111} 14. Qh3
{0.00/44 0} Qg8 {22 (Qf6)} 15. Bf3 {0.66/31 91} Nb6 {57 (h5)} 16. Bf4 {1.34/31
74} Bxf4 {190 (Qd8)} 17. Nxf4 {1.04/30 24} Re8 {11} 18. a4 {1.23/31 48} Kg7 {
91 (a5)} 19. Qg3 {1.00/32 95} Qf7 {43 (Nd7)} 20. h4 {1.62/32 44} Nd7 {242} 21.
h5 {1.67/35 0} Nf6 {16} 22. Re3 {1.66/34 35} Ne4 {59} 23. Bxe4 {1.33/33 59}
dxe4 {19} 24. f3 {1.49/34 176} e5 {36} 25. dxe5 {1.70/31 0} Rxe5 {14 (Nxe5)}
26. Rd1 {3.72/31 31} } 1-0[/pgn]

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 am

I really bad game on the part of Nakamura; seems to have been dropping
some 50cps or so on each and every move.

but then, the position is very tricky in case you are not prepared.

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:44 am

of course, if one is prepared and takes the game seriously, it is easy to win, like in this game:

[pgn][Event "Blitz 1m"]
[Site "Microsoft"]
[Date "2017.09.14"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT"]
[Black "Lyudmil Tsvetkov, owner"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "owner"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "60"]

{512MB, OWNER-PC} 1. e4 {-2.20/20 5} e5 {2} 2. Nf3 {-2.22/18 3} Nc6 {2} 3. Bc4
{-2.52/20 0} Be7 {4} 4. d4 {-2.17/18 1} d6 {4} 5. d5 {-2.33/17 1} Nb8 {3} 6.
Bd3 {-2.37/20 0} Nf6 {4} 7. O-O {-2.41/21 4} O-O {2} 8. c3 {-2.49/21 0} Ne8 {4}
9. Re1 {-2.14/16 2} f5 {6} 10. Qc2 {-2.23/21 1} f4 {5} 11. h3 {-2.37/21 0} g5 {
2} 12. Bc4 {-2.61/19 4} Kh8 {13} 13. Nh2 {-2.79/15 1} h5 {2} 14. a4 {-3.14/17 2
} g4 {5} 15. hxg4 {-3.05/17 1} hxg4 {2} 16. g3 {-3.14/18 0} Bg5 {0} 17. gxf4 {
-3.25/16 3} Bxf4 {3} 18. Bxf4 {-3.42/20 3} Rxf4 {10} 19. Kg2 {-3.13/17 1} Nf6 {
10} 20. Re3 {-3.33/18 1} Nbd7 {15} 21. Rh1 {-3.49/16 1} Kg7 {2} 22. Nf1 {-3.61/
18 1} Nf8 {4} 23. Ng3 {-4.00/19 1} Ng6 {5} 24. Kg1 {-3.00/16 1} Bd7 {18} 25.
Bb5 {-3.06/17 2} Ne7 {0} 26. Qc1 {-2.74/17 1} Bxb5 {0} 27. axb5 {-3.29/18 1}
Qb6 {7} 28. c4 {-2.63/15 0} Qd4 {9} 29. Ne2 {-2.57/15 0} Qc5 {7} 30. Nxf4 {-2.
95/23 0} exf4 {1} 31. Re2 {-3.26/20 3} Ng6 {4} 32. b3 {-3.29/21 0} Re8 {36} 33.
e5 {-3.54/16 1} Rxe5 {16} 34. Rxe5 {-5.08/15 1} dxe5 {2} 35. b4 {-6.08/18 2}
Qd4 {8} 36. Qe1 {-7.72/16 1} Ne4 {22} 37. b6 {-10.63/17 1} axb6 {8} 38. Kf1 {
-13.12/15 1} Nd2+ {209} 0-1

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 pm

of course, if you want to rout SF, that is an easy task.

just gave SF the chance to equalise, but it does not want to take it:

[pgn][Event "Blitz 1m"]
[Site "Microsoft"]
[Date "2017.09.14"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT"]
[Black "Lyudmil Tsvetkov, owner"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Annotator "owner"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pp1ppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "60"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[TimeControl "60"]

{512MB, OWNER-PC} 1. e4 {-2.20/20 5} e5 {2} 2. Nf3 {-2.22/18 3} Nc6 {2} 3. Bc4
{-2.52/20 0} Be7 {3} 4. d4 {-2.25/18 1} d6 {3} 5. d5 {-2.26/16 1} Nb8 {3} 6.
O-O {-2.20/19 3} Nf6 {2} 7. Nd2 {-2.17/21 0} O-O {4} 8. a4 {-2.23/19 2} Ne8 {5}
9. c3 {-2.06/17 1} f5 {2} 10. Qc2 {-2.22/19 4} f4 {3} 11. b3 {-2.31/17 2} g5 {6
} 12. h3 {-2.31/16 2} h5 {0} 13. Kh1 {-2.80/19 6} g4 {2} 14. Rg1 {-2.70/19 2}
Nf6 {9} 15. Bf1 {-2.74/14 1} Qe8 {10} 16. Ba3 {-2.62/14 1} Qg6 {15} 17. Bd3 {
-2.75/16 3} Nh7 {7} 18. Nc4 {-2.95/17 3} Rf7 {13} 19. f3 {-2.78/12 0} g3 {6}
20. Qd1 {-3.32/20 0} Qf6 {0} 21. Ra2 {-3.26/14 1} Nd7 {18} 22. Qc1 {-3.52/15 0}
Ndf8 {4} 23. Bb4 {-3.83/13 1} Ng6 {3} 24. Bf1 {-4.83/16 3} Ng5 {32} 25. Nd2 {
-6.45/24 0} Nxh3 {0} 26. gxh3 {-3.40/17 0} Qh4 {1} 27. Nb1 {-6.46/21 3} Bxh3 {6
} 28. Rh2 {-9.40/19 1} gxh2 {0} 29. Rxg6+ {-11.91/23 1} Rg7 {2} 30. Rxg7+ {-7.
13/15 0} Kxg7 {2} 0-1

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Jouni » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:14 pm

You should have played instead of Nakamura in World Cup. And don't waste talent here :) .
Jouni

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by M ANSARI » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:43 pm

If you use computer assistance, of course it is easy. Just have Stockfish play against itself with knight odds :roll:

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:16 am

M ANSARI wrote:If you use computer assistance, of course it is easy. Just have Stockfish play against itself with knight odds :roll:
what kind of computer assistance?

just look at the structures on the board: SF never plays like that.

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by JJJ » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:21 am

Lyudmil Tsvetkov wrote:
M ANSARI wrote:If you use computer assistance, of course it is easy. Just have Stockfish play against itself with knight odds :roll:
what kind of computer assistance?

just look at the structures on the board: SF never plays like that.
They don't know you enough it is normal they think you re not doing this by yourself , it was hard to me as well at the beginning.

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Re: Komodo vs. Nakamura knight for pawn handicap game.

Post by althus » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:41 pm

I have to wonder how seriously Naka takes these games. It's hard to put a finger on, but it feels like there is something listless about his play here. And he hardly used any time at all:

https://www.chess.com/live/game/2311875 ... omodochess

Similarly for the odds match last year. I remember his interview comments after the game he lost, which were: "I lost the thread somewhere in the middlegame <shrug>......" and it just felt from his manner like he didn't care much one way or the other.

Naka is the only superGM willing to even do this, and if your only guy doesn't want to try very hard....

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