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zullil
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Feeling like Morphy

Post by zullil » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:12 pm

My engine, Kirby, has reached a very enjoyable stage. Its evaluation amounts solely to counting positionally-weighted wood, and it knows nothing about king safety. So I can play gambits and sacrifices with impunity, and produce Morphy-like "brilliancies." Today's masterpiece, for your pleasure:

[pgn]
[Event "Informal Game"]
[Site "LZsMacPro"]
[Date "2013.02.03"]
[White "Louis 'Morphy' Zulli"]
[Black "Kirby 6-ply"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 e5 3. f4 exf4 4. Nf3 g5 5. h4 g4 6. Ng5 h6 7. Nxf7 Kxf7 8.
Qxg4 Bd6 9. Bc4+ Kf8 10. d4 Nxd4 11. Bxf4 Nxc2+ 12. Kd1 Nxa1 13. Bxd6+ cxd6
14. Rf1+ Qf6 15. Rxf6+ Nxf6 16. Qg6 Ke7 17. Qf7+ Kd8 18. Qxf6+ Kc7 19. Nb5+
Kb6 20. Qxd6+ Ka5 21. b4+ Ka4 22. Nc3+ Ka3 23. b5+ Kb2 24. Qb4+ Nb3 25.
Qxb3+ Ka1 26. Qb1#
1-0
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Desperado
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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by Desperado » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:13 pm

8-)

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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by chetday » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:02 pm

Louis, that was fun. Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by gbtami » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:08 pm

I like this game! :D

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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by JuLieN » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:15 pm

Nice game, Louis! :D
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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by rabbits » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Louis: I enjoyed this game enormously.Thanks
Al

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Re: Feeling like Morphy

Post by zullil » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:36 pm

Glad some of you enjoyed this game as much as I did.

My goal is to produce a chess program that plays better chess than I do. Kirby is closer to this (very achievable :D) goal than the posted game indicates. But I'll be sure to save this version, to play when I need an ego-boost.

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