Monday, November 27, 2006

Strategy Lessons

I great opportunity is watching the Kramnik-Fritz match live in the internet, broadcast by Spiegel online, with live comments of grandmasters. Great, great. Kramnik, of course, avoids tactical positions, so there is much strategic talk there. And also endgame talk, because Kramnik is very strong in endgame and will try to beat Fritz there. Next broadcast is today, 3 p.m. CET.

Wow, it was not only strategy, but tactics, tactics, tactics. Kramnik overlooked a mate in one. Deep Fritz won with a move of CTS 1300 level. Incredible! This tells me that I should, while looking at strategy and endgames, NEVER stop my CTS training. Never, never ...


At 9:03 PM, Blogger transformation said...

hello jim!

i had to take a break from CTS, and instead focus on CTArt3.0, which i did slowly, very slowly and concertedly. then it was time to start playing, since i had not played any chess since march. after 25,000 tactics, it was and is time to play. so i blasted out 500 games, 400+ bullet the last ten days, since i was home sick and needed to be occupied... now review of the non-bullet remainder and chessBase9.

just to let you know ive checked in on you, in rank order from my links, after tempo and wormstar, now you... :)

sweet odes to the muse.


At 4:52 AM, Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Personally, i don't think Kramnik tries to outplay DF in the endgame. That would be very wishfull thinking. No disrespect to Kramnik's endgame ofcourse, but nowadays computer's play near perfect endgames with their installed endgame tablebases, which make it near impossible to outplay them in that field.


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