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Alexander Onischuk vs Loek van Wely
Biel Chess Festival (2007), Biel SUI, rd 4, Jul-27
Semi-Slav Defense: Botvinnik System (D44)  ·  1-0



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Jul-27-07  I3illieJoe: Time for VW to retire... and also for Short I would say.

p.s. VW's wife is so hot !!

Jul-27-07  kingsindian2006: 25.bxc4 wins the game for white.. nice tactic...
Jul-27-07  TheSlid: Was Van Wely relying on 14..Bh6?

It looked a bit artificial to me.

Jul-27-07  TheSlid: I followed this game today, but without access to CG or any other informed commentary and it seemed <obvious> to me that VW was getting absolutely massacared from around the point he actually moves Kc8-Kb8 from the frying pan to the fire.

Fair enough - my Fritz8 now tells me that Black is winning! So, what do I know?

Jul-27-07  TheSlid: Er and after 22.b3, it is just, so over... except that F8 still thinks it's .12 pawns to black
Jul-27-07  TheSlid: How long for the comp to see that the human move 25.bxc4 must just win, trivially?
Jul-27-07  TheSlid: OK about 3 minutes - Did our man VW rely on pre-prepared computer analysis of a line that Slid1.1 knew was losing?
Jul-27-07  TheSlid: A final comment from the ever reliable F8 - it's only mate in 11 - starting with the brilliant 29..Qxf2+!
Jul-27-07  TheSlid: A fine and efficient performance, here, from Onischuck. Spot on, HSp type performance.
Jul-27-07  Marmot PFL: <How long for the comp to see that the human move 25.bxc4 must just win, trivially? OK about 3 minutes>

I could tell you how long it took Rybka to find the same move but you might not want to know...about as many seconds as your Fritz 8 used in minutes. I can see why they don't want any part of Rajlich's $100K challenge.

Jul-28-07  cotdt: Onischuk is on fire!
Jul-31-07  Major Dude: I don't understand how Van Wely's rating is so high. All I see do is lose games.
Aug-01-07  lonepsycho: <Marmot PFL> To be fair, it is Fritz 8. Not the latest version. And no one questions that Rybka is a stronger engine.
Nov-17-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Onischuk vs Van Wely, 2007.
Your score: 40 (par = 34) <Par is now 35>


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