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Q & A on How to Defeat the Computer

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These are mostly games I played against the computer using chess.com level 10 (27 wins so far published here).

I also play premium.sparkchess.com, Boris level, which is more fun and easier than stockfish. Easier to win against a more aggressive player if you know what you are doing.

Boris plays very good tactical chess. You can win however with the right spatial strategy, even without a sacrifice. Boris' end game is not quite as good as a human chess expert. Chess is an art. Chess games can be very pretty when they are well fought by both sides. Stockfish has a very good endgame but you will only draw if you blindly take it's advice.

Sparkchess says Boris is rated at 1700. Sure, this may explain why it is not so hard, but I just enjoy winning without stress! Boris is not so easy either. You cannot make any mistakes.

If you consider that even GMs make lots of mistakes, you have to admit that humans are overrated! If you win when your opponent makes a mistake, does this make you a better chess player? Not at all. So better to play against a computer that does not blunder, at least very often. I find that playing Boris improves my game and Boris is not annoying (unlike many opponents online). The good thing is that when you blunder and lose, your number does not go down, so you risk nothing! I think the whole rating thing makes chess much less fun and distorts people's view of themselves, and others.

I am very interested in the psychology of chess and its players. Chess to me needs a philosophical justification and some major rules of etiquette. Chess should not need arbiters. I see playing chess with people as a way of making friends, not enemies. Who needs more enemies?

I beat the Play Magnus app age 12 with black, which has rating of 2250, but that experience was too stressful and the small screen and harsh colors hurt my eyes, not enjoyable at all. Only crazies would want to play chess on a phone. I looked at the Play Magnus website. They are looking for a UX engineer. You would have to move to Oslo. Coldsville! Hope they find one soon and port the app it to the chromebook!!!

So far, reviewing these games, I notice that what wins is not very subtle chess, but hard hitting aggressive tactics. Whatever side the Boris puts his K on, that is where you have to attack -- with overwhelming force. In game 16, Boris keeps attacking with his queen until he gives it up. You have to use all your pieces in the attack. Concentrate fire power where the K is. Look for the mating net. Game 19 is a good example of an overpowering attack on weakened K side.

Use caution before trading a B for a N. Knights are better in the opening but bishops are more useful in the end game, especially if you coordinate a pair of them. Destroy your opponent's B-pair or you will never win the endgame! Today I watched a GM willingly give up a B for a N and he wound up with a lucky draw, being a pawn down. He also did not focus his attack where the K was.

You have to go after the K! Don't be timid. Don't just look for the draw. Just waiting for a mistake to win is not a good way. This is why it is important to practice beating an engine, because it does not make tactical mistakes.

When you play a computer engine, it is like playing Bobby Fischer in 1972. Every move counts. You cannot sit back and relax although your game will be better if you do not get nervous. Stay calm and concentrate.

Position your Ns to neutrlaize those of your opponent. Trade them off if opponent gets into your territory. Tempt your opponent to trade a B for a N. Do this by placing your Ns as forward and center as possible. The B is better in the end game. Very important to keep Boris' Ns out of your territory in the opening!

Just managed a win against chess.com level 10 using the London system. See game 23. Watch the following video to learn some tricks for this sytem.

IM Eric Rosen on the London system tricks.

This is good for beginners through chess.com level 10.

Do not change your move just because the computer rates your position as slightly negative. If you play by just watching score, you will always lose.

How strong is chess.com, which uses stockfish? One person calculates ratings in link below. Says level 10 is 3000+ It is certainly hard to beat, so I would believe this! This only means that you can iprove your game by learning how to beat your stockfish friend: chess.com level 10. Don't be afraid (???)

The Rating of The Chess.com Computer Levels

Do ratings mean anything? After all, when you play a computer you can take back moves, but then so does the computer in a sense. It sees many moves ahead, many more than a human possibly can. So it is only fair to be able to take back moves when playng a computer. Just being able to take back moves will not help you win of course. You will just get frustrated tring to play over your skill level. Even grandmasters make mistakes, which casues them to lose games and lower their ratings.

I do not play any rated games because I do not believe in assigining people numbers. I prefer to play in Washington Square park, or NYC Chinatown if playing XiangQi. I would rather play someone I know than someone on the internet, especially fast games. Speed chess just teaches you all the wrong things. If both players are good, they will play fast enough anyway. When teaching chidren chess, having a clock helps them to focus, but I ignore the time on the clock.

You can probably see some XiangQi style in Chinese GMs, such as Ding Liren, such as avoiding trading -- to play for the win. Often, it is not advantageous to accept a trade. Otherwise, it would probably not be offered.

My purpose in playing chess is purely for mental improvement, as well as creating beautiful games. Chess is as much art as science. Chess will improve your concentration and thinking ability in general, ie, intelligence, and can do so for any age level. It is also fun to know people through the game, unless they try to badger or insult you of course.

In addition to playing chess engines, you should watch the youtube chess videos and maybe read a good chess book or two. There are books for XiangQi as well, written in Chinese of course, but you can follow the game notation fairly easily. Visit your local Chinatown bookstore. I still teach children Chinese Chess, and sometimes International Chess, at our Chinese School.

Saint Louis Chess Club ChessGames.com WCC at chessgames.com

Play Boris at SparkChess Chess.com

Here is a link for learning and improving your chess:

chessonly.com

https://twitter.com/chessonly

Everything You Need to Know About Chess: The Endgame!

Crush the Sicilian with 2.Nc3 | Games to Know by Heart - IM Eric Rosen

Have been playing "tactics" at chess.com. Good exercises but don't like that they take off points when you miss one. Makes my heart jump, so I stopped doing that. Maybe I will try them with a real board instead of just in my head (77% pass rate of the 96 puzzles attempted) to make sure I don't miss any at all. Don't like point penalties. Of course, doing them in your head is a better exercise.

Below is a picture of a young Ray Robson playing a conservative opening of Chinese Chess against Eric Spurgeon at our Chinese School, maybe 1999. Eric usually lost to Ray, who I said, at the time, played chess like a "little computer." Ray had perfect concentration as well as high intelligence. Ray loved to play chess. His dad started taking him to chess clubs and tournaments and he became a GM at a young age and plays in international chess tournaments today. As he was growing up, his mom would bring him by at least once a year to play me a game of Chinese chess, while she watched. I would only play him Chinese chess, and he had yet to beat me, so it was a challenge for him. That was until he went away for chess college in St. Louis. The last game of Chinese chess he won, btw.

A nice game by a still very young Ray Robson 2006

Notice the head in hands posture of Ray. Probably means he was born to be a chess player. I noticed that Ray really concentrates and considers what every piece on the board can do, and also every square. To play chess, you really do need to consider every peice at every move, and your opponent's pieces as well!

Below are some interesting games I won against chess.com level 10.

Click on the link below to load the chess.com analyzer in another window. Paste the pgn code into the viewer analyzer. Use the arrows to click through the game.

https://www.chess.com/analysis-board-editor

Make sure you copy the headers (game info) or chess.com analyzer will not load game.

Press CTRL F5 to refresh analyzer to paste a new game.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.29"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D02"]

[CurrentPosition "4Q1k1/8/6K1/5B2/3b4/8/8/2q5 b - - 7 131"]

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bf4 g6 4.Be5 Nbd7 5.e3 Nxe5 6.dxe5 Ne4 7.Nc3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bg7 9.Qd4 c6 10.Bd3 f6 11.O-O Qc7 12.c4 fxe5 13.Qb2 Bf6 14.e4 d4 15.Rab1 O-O 16.c5 Qa5 17.Qb4 Qxb4 18.Rxb4 a5 19.Ra4 Kg7 20.Rb1 Ra7 21.Nd2 Be6 22.Bc4 Bg4 23.Bd3 Be6 24.Bc4 Bc8 25.Nb3 Bd7 26.Rxa5 Rxa5 27.Nxa5 Ra8 28.Nxb7 Ra4 29.Bb3 Rb4 30.Na5 Rb5 31.Nc4 Rxc5 32.Nb2 Bg4 33.a4 Bg5 34.Kf1 Bc8 35.Ke1 Ra5 36.Ra1 Ba6 37.Kd1 h5 38.g3 h4 39.Bc4 Bc8 40.Ke2 Bg4+ 41.f3 Bd7 42.Nd3 Bf6 43.Bb3 Bc8 44.Bc4 g5 45.Nc1 hxg3 46.Nb3 Ra7 47.hxg3 g4 48.a5 gxf3+ 49.Kxf3 Kf8 50.g4 e6 51.Ke2 Bg5 52.Rh1 Kg8 53.Rh5 Bf4 54.Kf3 Kg7 55.Rh1 Bg5 56.Ra1 Kf6 57.a6 Ke7 58.Nc5 Kd6 59.Nd3 Bd8 60.Ra3 Bg5 61.Ke2 Bf6 62.Ra1 Bg5 63.Ne1 Bd7 64.Nf3 Bf4 65.Kd3 Kc5 66.c3 dxc3 67.Kxc3 Be3 68.Re1 Bf4 69.Rh1 Kb6 70.Rb1+ Kc7 71.Kb4 Be8 72.Ka5 Bg6 73.Bd3 Kd6 74.Rb8 Be3 75.Rb7 Be8 76.Bc2 Bg6 77.Rb3 Bf2 78.Rb7 Be3 79.Rb3 Bf2 80.Rb1 Be8 81.Bd3 Be3 82.Rb3 Rg7 83.Bf1 Ba7 84.Nd2 Bg6 85.Bd3 Rh7 86.Nc4+ Kc5 87.Nb2 Be8 88.Rb4 Bg6 89.Rb3 Kd6 90.Rb7 Kc5 91.Rb4 Rh3 92.g5 Rh7 93.Na4+ Kd6 94.Nb6 Kc7 95.Nc4 Kc8 96.Nxe5 Be8 97.Bc4 Rh1 98.Rb7 Ra1+ 99.Kb4 Bd4 100.Bxe6+ Kd8 101.a7 Bxe5 102.Rb8+ Ke7 103.a8=Q Rxa8 104.Rxa8 Bf4 105.Bf5 Bxg5 106.e5 Bh5 107.Ra7+ Kf8 108.e6 Be7+ 109.Kc4 Bf3 110.Kd4 Bf6+ 111.Kc5 Be7+ 112.Kd4 Bf6+ 113.Ke3 Bh5 114.Kf4 Bd4 115.Rh7 Be8 116.e7+ Kg8 117.Kg5 c5 118.Bg6 Bd7 119.Rh3 Kg7 120.Rf3 c4 121.Rf7+ Kh8 122.Bf5 Be8 123.Be6 c3 124.Rf8+ Kg7 125.Rxe8 c2 126.Rg8+ Kh7 127.Bf5+ Kxg8 128.e8=Q+ Kg7 129.Qe7+ Kg8 130.Kg6 c1=Q 131.Qe8# 1-0

51. 19th win over Chess.com level 10

Shifting the K and R back and forth to see where a successful attack could be made.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.27"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A13"]

[CurrentPosition "3Q4/2R5/3k3p/5K1P/8/8/8/8 b - - 6 92"]

1.Nf3 e6 2.c4 b6 3.Nc3 Bb7 4.Qc2 c5 5.a3 Nf6 6.e3 Be7 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Bd3 h6 11.b3 Bf6 12.Bb2 Nd7 13.Ne4 Bxb2 14.Qxb2 Qe7 15.Ng3 Rfd8 16.Rfe1 Rac8 17.Rad1 Qf6 18.Qb1 Qe7 19.Qb2 a6 20.Bb1 b5 21.Rc1 N5b6 22.Nh5 e5 23.e4 c4 24.Ng3 Nc5 25.Nf5 Qf6 26.Qxe5 Qxe5 27.Nxe5 Re8 28.f4 Nxb3 29.Rc3 Rc7 30.Rg3 f6 31.Nf3 Kf8 32.Rg6 Nc8 33.Bc2 Rd7 34.d4 Nd6 35.Nxg7 Rxg7 36.Rxf6+ Nf7 37.Kf2 Rd8 38.d5 Rd6 39.Rxd6 Nxd6 40.e5 Nf7 41.Rd1 a5 42.f5 Rg8 43.e6 Nd6 44.f6 Nc5 45.Rd4 Nd3+ 46.Bxd3 cxd3 47.f7 Nxf7 48.exf7 Kxf7 49.Ne5+ Kf6 50.Nd7+ Ke7 51.Nc5 Ba8 52.d6+ Kd8 53.g4 Rf8+ 54.Ke3 Rf3+ 55.Kd2 Rf2+ 56.Kxd3 Rf6 57.d7 Rc6 58.Rd5 Rg6 59.Rf5 Rg8 60.h3 b4 61.Kc4 bxa3 62.Rf7 Kc7 63.Ne6+ Kd6 64.d8=Q+ Rxd8 65.Nxd8 a2 66.Rf1 Ke7 67.Ra1 Kxd8 68.Rxa2 a4 69.Rxa4 Bg2 70.Ra3 Ke7 71.Kd4 Kf6 72.h4 Kg6 73.Ra6+ Kg7 74.h5 Bf1 75.Rg6+ Kh7 76.Ke3 Bb5 77.Rd6 Bf1 78.Kf4 Bb5 79.Rd5 Ba4 80.Rc5 Kh8 81.Rc8+ Kg7 82.Rc7+ Kg8 83.Kf5 Bd1 84.g5 Kf8 85.g6 Ke8 86.g7 Kd8 87.Rc4 Ke7 88.g8=Q Bg4+ 89.Kxg4 Kd6 90.Kf5 Ke7 91.Rc7+ Kd6 92.Qd8# 1-0

50. 18th win over Chess.com 10, AlphaZero Opening

This is a pretty easy opening to play. A lot of flexibility. Following the AlphaZero idea of pushing pawns and sacrificing a knight to push pawns forward.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.15"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D99"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/6K1/8/2kQ4/8/1Q6/8 b - - 8 81"]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.Nf3 g6 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qb3 Nb6 7.d4 Bg7 8.e4 Bg4 9.Be3 O-O 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.d5 Ne5 12.Be2 Nxf3+ 13.gxf3 Bh5 14.Kf1 Qc8 15.Kg2 c6 16.Rd2 cxd5 17.exd5 Rd8 18.Rhd1 Qd7 19.Ne4 Nc8 20.d6 Nxd6 21.Nxd6 exd6 22.Rxd6 Qxd6 23.Rxd6 Rxd6 24.Qxb7 Rad8 25.Bg5 Bf6 26.Bxf6 Rxf6 27.Qxa7 h6 28.Qa5 Rdd6 29.a4 Kh7 30.b4 Rd2 31.Qb5 g5 32.Bd3+ Kg7 33.Be4 Bg6 34.Bxg6 fxg6 35.Qe5 Rd3 36.f4 gxf4 37.b5 f3+ 38.Kh3 Rd1 39.a5 Rf1 40.b6 Rb1 41.a6 Rxb6 42.Qc7+ Kf8 43.a7 Ra6 44.Qc8+ Kg7 45.Qb7+ Kg8 46.Qc8+ Kg7 47.Qb7+ Kg8 48.a8=Q+ Rxa8 49.Qxa8+ Rf8 50.Qe4 Kh7 51.Qb7+ Kg8 52.Qb3+ Kg7 53.Qb2+ Kh7 54.Qb7+ Kg8 55.Qd5+ Kh7 56.Qd7+ Kg8 57.Kg4 Rf5 58.Qe6+ Kg7 59.Qxf5 gxf5+ 60.Kxf5 Kf7 61.Kg4 h5+ 62.Kxh5 Ke6 63.Kg4 Kf6 64.Kxf3 Kg5 65.Kg3 Kf5 66.f4 Ke4 67.Kg4 Kd4 68.Kg5 Ke4 69.f5 Kd5 70.Kg6 Ke5 71.h4 Kd4 72.h5 Kc3 73.h6 Kb2 74.h7 Ka1 75.h8=Q+ Kb1 76.f6 Kb2 77.f7+ Kc1 78.f8=Q Kc2 79.Qf2+ Kb3 80.Qfb2+ Kc4 81.Qhd4# 1-0

49. Win 17 over Chess.com 10 Gruenfeld Defense, Russian, Smyslov

Black trades Queen for 2 Rooks. White trades Queen for Rook, but ends up with 2 Queens to checkmate. Interesting game.

Gruenfeld Defense: Russian, Smyslov, Main Line, 9...Nb6 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.d5 Ne5

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3 dxc4 6.Qxc4 O-O 7.e4 Bg4 8.Be3 Nfd7 9.Qb3 Nb6 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.d5 Ne5

White wins 47%, Black 22.9%

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.14"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E10"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/8/8/8/R7/2K5/k7 b - - 36 99"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nf3 b5 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 a6 7.Nc3 axb5 8.Nxb5 d5 9.e3 Be7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Ne4 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Ba6 14.a4 Nd7 15.Bxa6 Rxa6 16.e4 dxe4 17.Qe2 Qa8 18.Nd2 Nf6 19.a5 Rxa5 20.Rxa5 Qxa5 21.Nxe4 Nxe4 22.Qxe4 Qa6 23.Bf4 Bf6 24.Be5 Qa8 25.Qg4 Qd5 26.Bxf6 Rxf6 27.Qe2 Rf8 28.Rd1 Qf5 29.Re1 h5 30.Qxe6+ Qxe6 31.Rxe6 Ra8 32.g3 Ra3 33.c4 Rc3 34.Re5 Rxc4 35.Rxh5 g6 36.Rg5 Kg7 37.Kg2 Kf6 38.h4 Rc3 39.f4 Rc1 40.g4 Rc2+ 41.Kf3 Rc3+ 42.Ke2 c4 43.f5 gxf5 44.Rxf5+ Kg6 45.Rg5+ Kh6 46.Rh5+ Kg6 47.Rc5 Rh3 48.h5+ Kf6 49.Rc6+ Kg5 50.Rg6+ Kf4 51.h6 Ke4 52.Kd1 Kd3 53.Rd6+ Kc3 54.Ke2 Rh2+ 55.Ke3 Kb4 56.Kd4 Rh4 57.Rb6+ Ka5 58.Kc5 Rxg4 59.Rb8 Rg5+ 60.Kxc4 Rh5 61.Rh8 Kb6 62.Kd3 Rh4 63.Ke3 Kb7 64.Kf3 Ra4 65.Rh7+ Kc6 66.Kg3 Ra1 67.Rh8 Rh1 68.Kg4 Kb7 69.Kg5 Kc6 70.Kg6 Rg1+ 71.Kh7 Ra1 72.Rd8 Kc7 73.Rg8 Kd6 74.Kg7 Rg1+ 75.Kh8 Rc1 76.Rg6+ Kc5 77.h7 Kd4 78.Kg8 Rc8+ 79.Kg7 Ke5 80.h8=Q Rxh8 81.Kxh8 Ke4 82.Kg7 Kd4 83.Kf6 Ke4 84.Rg5 Kd4 85.Re5 Kd3 86.Kf5 Kd4 87.Kf4 Kd3 88.Re4 Kd2 89.Re3 Kc2 90.Ke4 Kd2 91.Kd4 Kc2 92.Rd3 Kb2 93.Rc3 Kb1 94.Kd3 Kb2 95.Kc4 Ka2 96.Rb3 Ka1 97.Kc3 Ka2 98.Kc2 Ka1 99.Ra3# 1-0

48. My 16th win chess.com 10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit

If you take the program suggestions, you can only draw as it only shows you good moves, not the winning ones.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.10"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C50"]

[CurrentPosition "8/kQ6/6K1/3B1P2/5P2/8/8/8 b - - 12 79"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d4 d6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Bxd8 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Be3 Be7 9.O-O-O a6 10.Kb1 Bd6 11.Bg5 O-O 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Nd5 Kg7 14.h4 Ne7 15.Nb6 Rb8 16.Nxc8 Rfxc8 17.h5 h6 18.Nh2 Rd8 19.Ng4 b5 20.Bd3 Bc5 21.c3 Rd6 22.Kc2 Rbd8 23.f3 Bb6 24.Be2 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Rxd1 26.Bxd1 Nc8 27.Kd3 Bg1 28.b4 c5 29.bxc5 Bxc5 30.Bb3 Bg1 31.c4 Nd6 32.cxb5 Nxb5 33.Bc4 Nd4 34.Bxa6 Ne6 35.Kd2 Bb6 36.Ne3 Ba5+ 37.Kc2 Bb6 38.Nf5+ Kh7 39.Bc4 Nd4+ 40.Kd3 Nxf5 41.exf5 Kg7 42.a4 Kf8 43.Bb5 Ke7 44.Kc4 Kd6 45.Be8 Ke7 46.Kb5 Bf2 47.Bc6 Be3 48.a5 Kd8 49.a6 Bf2 50.Bd5 Be3 51.Kc6 Kc8 52.Bxf7 Kb8 53.Bc4 Ka7 54.Kd6 Kb6 55.Ke6 Bg5 56.Bd3 Kc6 57.Be4+ Kb6 58.Bb7 Ka7 59.g3 Kb6 60.f4 exf4 61.gxf4 Bh4 62.Kf7 Kc7 63.Kg6 Bg3 64.Kxf6 Bf2 65.Kg7 Be3 66.Kxh6 Bd4 67.Kg6 Be3 68.h6 Kb6 69.h7 Bd2 70.h8=Q Bb4 71.Qd4+ Bc5 72.Qxc5+ Kxc5 73.a7 Kb4 74.a8=Q Kc5 75.Bd5 Kb4 76.Qc6 Ka5 77.Qc5+ Ka6 78.Qb4 Ka7 79.Qb7# 1-0

46. 15th win against Chess.com level 10. Italian Game.

Analysis said I made 2 inaccuracies and 1 blunder! But I easily won. Very easy game in fact. Computer says it made no mistakes, but then why did it lose? I would say losing a pawn is a mistake. Stockfish does not care enough about its pawns. So go after them! I think 28. .. c5, pushing its pawn 2 spaces only to trade it was a mistake for black. It should have kept more pawns on the dark squares as it had a dark square bishop. White then ate the pawns on the light squares with its light square bishop.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.09"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A53"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/P7/1P6/2R5/1k1Q4/8/K7 b - - 10 86"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 Bf5 5.f3 e4 6.h3 Nh5 7.Qd4 Ng3 8.fxe4 Bg6 9.Rh2 Be7 10.Bf4 Nh5 11.g3 Nd7 12.Nf3 Bf6 13.Qe3 O-O 14.O-O-O Re8 15.Nd2 a5 16.Bg2 a4 17.a3 Nc5 18.Kb1 Bxc3 19.Qxc3 Nf6 20.Ka2 Bxe4 21.Nxe4 Nfxe4 22.Qc2 Ra6 23.Rd4 Qe7 24.h4 Nf6 25.Bf3 Nfd7 26.g4 Ne5 27.g5 Rb6 28.Rf2 Nxf3 29.exf3 Rb3 30.Bd2 Qd7 31.Bb4 Rbe3 32.Bxc5 dxc5 33.Re4 b5 34.Rxe3 Rxe3 35.Qd2 Re5 36.Qc3 Re8 37.Rc2 c6 38.dxc6 Qxc6 39.cxb5 Qxb5 40.Qc4 Rb8 41.Qxc5 Qb3+ 42.Kb1 Rd8 43.Qc8 Qd3 44.Qc4 Qd7 45.Ka2 g6 46.Qc6 Qxc6 47.Rxc6 Rd4 48.b4 Rxh4 49.b5 Rh2+ 50.Kb1 Rf2 51.Rf6 Rd2 52.Rf4 Kf8 53.Rxa4 Ke7 54.Rc4 Kd7 55.a4 Rd6 56.Kc2 f6 57.Kc3 fxg5 58.a5 Rd1 59.a6 Ra1 60.Kb4 Kd6 61.Rc6+ Kd7 62.Rf6 Ke7 63.Rb6 Kd7 64.Rb7+ Kc8 65.Rxh7 Kb8 66.Rg7 g4 67.fxg4 Ka8 68.Rxg6 Kb8 69.Rg8+ Ka7 70.Rg7+ Kb8 71.g5 Ka8 72.g6 Kb8 73.Rf7 Rg1 74.g7 Rg4+ 75.Ka5 Rg1 76.Rf8+ Kc7 77.g8=Q Ra1+ 78.Kb4 Rb1+ 79.Ka3 Ra1+ 80.Kb2 Kd6 81.Kxa1 Kc5 82.Rf5+ Kd4 83.Qd5+ Kc3 84.Rf4 Kc2 85.Rc4+ Kb3 86.Qd3# 1-0

44. 14th win against chess.com level 10

A very interesting game. Old Indian Defense. Don't trade automatically if you want to win! After winning the pawn on 41. Qxc5, white just wants to trade queens. As much fun as recent GM games.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.06"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A45"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/4P3/5P2/8/1K6/8/k3Q3 b - - 9 72"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 d5 4.c4 Bb4+ 5.Nd2 c5 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 Ne4 8.Qc2 Qa5+ 9.Ke2 Nc6 10.f3 Nf6 11.dxc5 Qxc5 12.Kf2 O-O 13.b4 Qe7 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Bd3 Nxf4 16.exf4 a5 17.bxa5 g6 18.a6 Rd8 19.Ne2 bxa6 20.Qxc6 Qa7+ 21.Kg3 Rxd3 22.Rhd1 Bd7 23.Qe4 Rxd1 24.Rxd1 Rc8 25.Qe5 h5 26.h3 Be8 27.Nc3 h4+ 28.Kh2 Qc7 29.Ne4 Qxe5 30.fxe5 Bb5 31.Rd4 Rc4 32.Rxc4 Bxc4 33.g3 hxg3+ 34.Kxg3 Bd3 35.Nc5 Bb5 36.a4 Bc4 37.a5 Kg7 38.h4 Bb5 39.f4 Kf8 40.Kg4 Ke7 41.Kg5 Be2 42.Kh6 Kf8 43.Kh7 Ke7 44.Kg7 Bb5 45.Ne4 Bd3 46.Ng5 Be2 47.Nxf7 Bh5 48.Nh8 Kd7 49.Nxg6 Kc6 50.Nf8 Kb5 51.Nxe6 Kxa5 52.f5 Bg4 53.Kf6 Kb4 54.Nf4 Kb3 55.e6 Bf3 56.h5 a5 57.h6 a4 58.h7 a3 59.h8=Q a2 60.Ke7 Be4 61.Qa1 Kc4 62.Qxa2+ Kc3 63.Ne2+ Kb4 64.Kd6 Bf3 65.Nc1 Kc3 66.Qb3+ Kd2 67.Qxf3 Kxc1 68.Qe2 Kb1 69.Kd5 Kc1 70.Kc4 Kb1 71.Kb3 Ka1 72.Qe1# 1-0

40. 12th win over Chess.com level 10

In this end game the knight proved superior to the bishop. I used a straightforward strategy here of putting all my pawns on a dark squares and using the K and N to destroy all the black pawns. A beautiful ending!


[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.11.18"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D02"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/8/6K1/3B4/3Q4/5P2/2k4R b - - 4 89"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d5 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Qb6 6.dxc5 Qxb2 7.Rb1 Qa3 8.Bb5 e6 9.c4 Bxc5 10.Ne5 O-O 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bxc6 Ba6 13.Bxa8 Rxa8 14.O-O Rc8 15.Qb3 Qa5 16.Rfd1 h6 17.Bg3 Be7 18.cxd5 Nxd5 19.Ne4 f5 20.Nd6 Bxd6 21.Bxd6 Qc3 22.Qb2 Qxb2 23.Rxb2 Nc3 24.Ra1 g5 25.Bb8 Ne2+ 26.Kh1 Nc1 27.Bxa7 Nd3 28.Rd2 Kf7 29.a4 h5 30.Rad1 Rc3 31.Bb6 e5 32.Kg1 g4 33.h3 Bc4 34.Ba5 Ra3 35.Rc2 Bd5 36.Rc7+ Ke6 37.Bc3 e4 38.Rb1 Kd6 39.Rc8 Kd7 40.Rbb8 Bc6 41.Bd4 gxh3 42.Rd8+ Ke7 43.Rh8 Ra2 44.gxh3 Rc2 45.Rbg8 Nc5 46.a5 Kd6 47.a6 Ne6 48.a7 Ra2 49.a8=Q Rxa8 50.Rxa8 Bxa8 51.Rxa8 f4 52.Ra5 fxe3 53.Bxe3 h4 54.Kg2 Ng7 55.Bf4+ Ke6 56.Re5+ Kf6 57.Rxe4 Kf5 58.Ra4 Kf6 59.Be3 Nf5 60.Re4 Kg6 61.Rg4+ Kf7 62.Bg5 Nd6 63.Rxh4 Kf8 64.Be3 Nf7 65.Bd4 Ke7 66.Rf4 Kf8 67.h4 Kg8 68.Rg4+ Kf8 69.h5 Ke7 70.Rf4 Ke8 71.Kg3 Nd6 72.Kg4 Nc8 73.h6 Ne7 74.h7 Ng6 75.Rf6 Nh8 76.Rf5 Ng6 77.Kg5 Ne7 78.h8=Q+ Kd7 79.Rf7 Ke6 80.Qf6+ Kd5 81.Qe5+ Kc4 82.Qc5+ Kd3 83.Rf3+ Ke2 84.Qc3 Nd5 85.Qd3+ Ke1 86.Rh3 Ne3 87.Qxe3+ Kd1 88.Qd3+ Kc1 89.Rh1# 1-0

23. At last a win against chess.com 10. Yes!

Went back and changed a move in game 22 to get a winning advantage. In the end, black was reduced to a King. I love to take all the pieces.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.11.21"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B23"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/8/8/Q4P2/6P1/k1K5/8 b - - 14 79"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Ba4 Qa5 5.Bb3 b5 6.d3 Nxb3 7.cxb3 e6 8.Nf3 b4 9.Ne2 Bb7 10.O-O Ne7 11.a3 d5 12.Be3 bxa3 13.bxa3 dxe4 14.dxe4 Bxe4 15.b4 Qa6 16.Bxc5 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Nd5 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 19.Qc2 h5 20.Rfc1 Qb6 21.Qc5+ Kg8 22.Qxb6 axb6 23.Rc4 Ra4 24.Nc3 Nxc3 25.Rxc3 Kh7 26.Rc6 Rb8 27.Kg2 Kg6 28.Kg3 Kf5 29.Rc7 Kf6 30.Rc6 b5 31.Rc5 g6 32.f4 Ke7 33.Kg2 Rb7 34.Ra2 Ra8 35.Ra1 Kf6 36.Ra2 Rd8 37.Re2 Ra7 38.Re3 Rd5 39.Rec3 Rf5 40.Rxf5+ exf5 41.Re3 Re7 42.Rxe7 Kxe7 43.Kf3 Kd6 44.Ke3 h4 45.Kd4 f6 46.Kc3 h3 47.Kb3 Kc7 48.a4 bxa4+ 49.Kxa4 Kb6 50.b5 g5 51.Kb4 Kb7 52.Kc5 Kc7 53.b6+ Kb7 54.Kb5 Kc8 55.Kc6 Kb8 56.Kb5 Kb7 57.Kc5 g4 58.Kd6 g3 59.fxg3 Kxb6 60.Ke6 Kc5 61.Kxf6 Kd6 62.Kxf5 Kd7 63.Kg5 Kc6 64.Kh4 Kd5 65.Kxh3 Kc4 66.Kh4 Kd5 67.Kg5 Kc4 68.Kf5 Kb3 69.h4 Ka2 70.h5 Kb3 71.h6 Ka2 72.h7 Ka1 73.h8=Q+ Kb1 74.Ke4 Kc2 75.Qd4 Kb1 76.Kd3 Ka2 77.Kc2 Ka3 78.Qe4 Ka2 79.Qa4# 1-0

27. Yea! My 3rd win against chess.com 10, 11-22-18

Traded rooks and used split pawns to win the end game with a King attack. Stockfish can't count.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2018.12.31"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A20"]

[CurrentPosition "6Q1/1PP4R/7k/8/8/8/2K5/4r3 b - - 18 71"]

1.c4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Qe3+ Be7 6.Nd5 O-O 7.Nf3 d6 8.Qd3 Ng4 9.e4 Nge5 10.Nxe5 dxe5 11.Be3 f5 12.O-O-O f4 13.Bd2 Bc5 14.f3 Be6 15.Bc3 Bd4 16.g3 Bxc3 17.Qxc3 Bxd5 18.exd5 Nd4 19.Kb1 b6 20.Bd3 g6 21.Be4 Rb8 22.Rde1 Qe7 23.Bxg6 hxg6 24.Qxd4 exd4 25.Rxe7 Rbc8 26.g4 Rfe8 27.Rhe1 Rxe7 28.Rxe7 c6 29.dxc6 Rxc6 30.b3 d3 31.Rxa7 Re6 32.Kc1 Re3 33.Rb7 Rxf3 34.Kd2 Rf2+ 35.Kxd3 Rxa2 36.Rxb6 Kf7 37.h4 Rg2 38.g5 Rh2 39.Rf6+ Ke7 40.Rxf4 Rh3+ 41.Kc2 Ke6 42.b4 Ke5 43.Rf6 Rxh4 44.Kb3 Rg4 45.Rxg6 Kf5 46.Rg7 Ke5 47.b5 Rg1 48.Kb4 Kd6 49.c5+ Kd5 50.Rd7+ Ke6 51.Rd6+ Ke7 52.g6 Rb1+ 53.Ka5 Ra1+ 54.Kb6 Rf1 55.Kc6 Rf8 56.b6 Rc8+ 57.Kb5 Rb8 58.g7 Re8 59.b7 Kf7 60.c6 Ke7 61.Rd7+ Kf6 62.c7 Re1 63.g8=Q Rb1+ 64.Kc4 Rc1+ 65.Kb3 Rb1+ 66.Kc2 Re1 67.Qf8+ Ke5 68.Qe8+ Kf6 69.Rf7+ Kg6 70.Qg8+ Kh6 71.Rh7# 1-0

54. 21st win against Chess.com 10

An interesting opening. The queen comes out. English Opening: King's English Variation.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.01"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A34"]

[CurrentPosition "R3Q2Q/6k1/8/8/8/8/8/2K5 b - - 6 108"]

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.Qc2 Nc6 4.e3 Bg7 5.Bd3 Nb4 6.Qb1 Nxd3+ 7.Qxd3 b6 8.Qe4 Ba6 9.Nb5 d5 10.Qxd5 Qxd5 11.Nc7+ Kd7 12.Nxd5 Bxc4 13.Nc3 Bd3 14.b3 Nh6 15.Bb2 Nf5 16.Nh3 Ba6 17.f3 Rac8 18.Nd1 Bxb2 19.Nxb2 f6 20.a4 Rhd8 21.Nf2 Ke6 22.a5 b5 23.Rc1 c4 24.bxc4 bxc4 25.Na4 Nd6 26.Nc3 h5 27.h4 Rb8 28.Ra1 Kf7 29.Ra2 Rb4 30.Ke2 Rb3 31.Rc1 Rdb8 32.Nfe4 Nxe4 33.Nxe4 R3b4 34.Nc3 Ke6 35.e4 Kd6 36.Kf2 Rb3 37.Nd5 f5 38.Nc3 f4 39.Rg1 Bb5 40.a6 Be8 41.Ke1 Kd7 42.Ne2 Rb1+ 43.Kf2 Rxg1 44.Kxg1 e5 45.Kf2 Ke6 46.Nc3 Bd7 47.Ra1 Rb2 48.Ke2 Rb8 49.Ra5 Rg8 50.Ra2 Rb8 51.Ra5 Rg8 52.Kf2 Rb8 53.Ra2 Bc6 54.Ke2 Bd7 55.Kf2 Rb6 56.g3 fxg3+ 57.Kxg3 Rd6 58.Nd5 Bc6 59.Nb4 Be8 60.Kf2 Bd7 61.Ke3 Rb6 62.Nd5 Rb1 63.Rc2 Kd6 64.Rxc4 Re1+ 65.Kf2 Rd1 66.Rc2 Ra1 67.Rb2 Rxa6 68.Rb1 Ra3 69.Nc3 Bc6 70.Ke3 Kc7 71.f4 exf4+ 72.Kxf4 a5 73.e5 a4 74.Rc1 Kd7 75.d4 Ke6 76.Ne4 Bxe4 77.Kxe4 Ra2 78.Rc6+ Kf7 79.Rc7+ Kf8 80.Kd5 Rh2 81.Ra7 Rxh4 82.e6 g5 83.Ke5 Rh3 84.d5 Re3+ 85.Kf6 Rf3+ 86.Kxg5 Re3 87.Rxa4 Ke7 88.Ra7+ Kf8 89.Kf6 Rf3+ 90.Ke5 Rf1 91.Ra8+ Kg7 92.d6 Kh7 93.d7 Re1+ 94.Kf5 Rd1 95.e7 Rf1+ 96.Kg5 Rg1+ 97.Kxh5 Rh1+ 98.Kg4 Rg1+ 99.Kh3 Rh1+ 100.Kg2 Rc1 101.e8=Q Rc2+ 102.Kf1 Rc1+ 103.Ke2 Rc2+ 104.Kd1 Rc1+ 105.Kxc1 Kg7 106.d8=Q Kh7 107.Qh4+ Kg7 108.Qhh8# 1-0

55. 22nd victory over chess.com level 10

English Opening Symmetrical Variation

Automatically simplifying can lose you the game. Complex queen trade here.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.02"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "E93"]

[CurrentPosition "7R/P5P1/2p5/7k/8/8/6RK/8 b - - 2 72"]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.d5 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 Nh6 11.Nd2 g5 12.Bg3 f5 13.f3 Nf6 14.Bf2 Nh5 15.g3 Nf6 16.exf5 Nxf5 17.g4 Nh4 18.Bxh4 gxh4 19.Qc2 b5 20.cxb5 a6 21.O-O axb5 22.Bxb5 Bb7 23.Bc4 Kh8 24.Nde4 Nxe4 25.Nxe4 Bh6 26.Kh1 Be3 27.a4 Rb8 28.Rad1 Bd4 29.b4 Qe7 30.Rc1 Bc8 31.Qb3 Bb7 32.a5 h5 33.h3 Rf4 34.Nc3 hxg4 35.hxg4 Bxc3 36.Rxc3 Qf7 37.a6 Ba8 38.b5 Rg8 39.Qd1 Rf8 40.Qd3 Kg8 41.Rcc1 Qf6 42.g5 Qf7 43.Kh2 Qh5 44.Qe3 Qf7 45.g6 Qg7 46.Qc3 Qh6 47.Qd2 Qg7 48.Qg2 R4f6 49.Bd3 Bxd5 50.Be4 Be6 51.Qd2 Qd7 52.g7 Re8 53.Rg1 d5 54.Qg5 dxe4 55.Qxf6 Qd2+ 56.Kh1 Qe3 57.Rcf1 Qf4 58.Qxf4 exf4 59.fxe4 Bc4 60.Rxf4 Bxb5 61.Rxh4 Kf7 62.a7 Rg8 63.Rf4+ Ke6 64.Rf8 Bc6 65.Rxg8 Bxe4+ 66.Kh2 Bd5 67.Rd8 c6 68.Re1+ Kf5 69.Rf8+ Kg4 70.Rg1+ Bg2 71.Rxg2+ Kh5 72.Rh8# 1-0

56. 23rd win against chess.com level 10

King's Indian Defense: Petrosian Variation. Ended in checkmate without pawn promotion.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.03"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A53"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/8/8/8/3K4/3Q4/3k4 b - - 12 101"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.b4 e5 4.e3 a5 5.bxa5 Be7 6.Nf3 O-O 7.Be2 Nc6 8.O-O exd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.exd4 d5 11.c5 Ne4 12.Qc2 Rxa5 13.Nd2 Bf5 14.Nxe4 Bxe4 15.Qb3 Bf6 16.Bd2 Ra8 17.Be3 Re8 18.Qxb7 Rb8 19.Qc6 Re6 20.Qa4 Bg5 21.Qa3 Bxe3 22.fxe3 Qg5 23.Bf3 Bg6 24.h4 Qe7 25.h5 Be4 26.Bxe4 Rxe4 27.Rab1 Re8 28.Rf3 Rh4 29.Qa7 g5 30.hxg6 hxg6 31.Qb7 Kg7 32.Qxd5 Reh8 33.Kf2 Rg4 34.a4 f5 35.Rf4 Qh4+ 36.Ke2 Re8 37.Rxg4 Qxg4+ 38.Kd2 f4 39.Rf1 Rxe3 40.Re1 Qg3 41.Rxe3 Qxe3+ 42.Kc2 Qa3 43.Qe5+ Kg8 44.Qe6+ Kg7 45.Qe7+ Kh6 46.Qh4+ Kg7 47.Qe7+ Kh6 48.Qxc7 Qxa4+ 49.Kd3 Qd1+ 50.Ke4 Qe2+ 51.Kxf4 Qf2+ 52.Kg4 Qf5+ 53.Kh4 Qf2+ 54.Kh3 Qxd4 55.Qd6 Qb4 56.Qd5 Qb5 57.Kg3 Qb8+ 58.Kf3 Qb5 59.Kf4 Qb4+ 60.Ke5 Qb8+ 61.Qd6 Qb2+ 62.Ke6 Qb3+ 63.Qd5 Qb8 64.c6 Qe8+ 65.Kf6 Qf8+ 66.Qf7 Qd6+ 67.Qe6 Qf8+ 68.Ke5 Qc5+ 69.Qd5 Qe7+ 70.Kd4 Qb4+ 71.Qc4 Qb2+ 72.Qc3 Qb6+ 73.Ke4 Qb1+ 74.Kd5 Qf5+ 75.Qe5 Qd3+ 76.Ke6 Qc4+ 77.Kd7 Qa4 78.Qd6 Kg7 79.Kd8 Qa8+ 80.Ke7 Qf8+ 81.Kd7 Qf5+ 82.Kd8 Kh6 83.c7 Qa5 84.Ke7 Qf5 85.Qd2+ g5 86.Qd6+ Kh5 87.g4+ Kxg4 88.Qe6 Qxe6+ 89.Kxe6 Kf3 90.c8=Q g4 91.Kf5 g3 92.Qc3+ Kf2 93.Qd2+ Kf3 94.Qf4+ Ke2 95.Qxg3 Kd2 96.Ke4 Kc2 97.Qa3 Kb1 98.Ke3 Kc2 99.Qb4 Kc1 100.Kd3 Kd1 101.Qd2# 1-0

57. 24th win over chess.com level 10

Old Indian Defense

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.04"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A49"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/8/8/8/R7/2K5/k7 b - - 22 66"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3 g6 3.Bb2 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.d4 e5 7.dxe5 Nfd7 8.Nc3 dxe5 9.Qd2 Nb6 10.O-O-O Qe7 11.e4 a5 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 a4 14.Rhe1 f6 15.d6 cxd6 16.Qxd6 Qxd6 17.Rxd6 Ra6 18.Ba3 axb3 19.Rxa6 Nxa6 20.Bxf8 bxa2 21.Kb2 Bxf8 22.Kxa2 Be6+ 23.Kb2 Nc5 24.Ra1 Bd5 25.Ne1 e4 26.Bf1 Bc6 27.Bc4+ Kg7 28.Kc1 Na4 29.Bb3 Bb4 30.Bxa4 Bxe1 31.Bxc6 bxc6 32.Ra7+ Kg8 33.Re7 Bxf2 34.Rxe4 Bg1 35.h3 Kf7 36.Kd2 h5 37.g4 f5 38.gxf5 gxf5 39.Ra4 Kg6 40.Ra6 Kg5 41.Rxc6 Kh4 42.Ke2 Kxh3 43.Kf3 Kh4 44.Kf4 Kh3 45.Rh6 Bh2+ 46.Kg5 Kg2 47.Rxh5 Be5 48.Kxf5 Bd6 49.Ke4 Bb4 50.c4 Kg1 51.c5 Ba5 52.c6 Bd8 53.Rh7 Kg2 54.c7 Bxc7 55.Rxc7 Kf2 56.Rc3 Ke2 57.Re3+ Kd2 58.Kd4 Kc2 59.Rd3 Kb2 60.Rc3 Kb1 61.Kd3 Kb2 62.Kc4 Ka2 63.Rb3 Ka1 64.Kc3 Ka2 65.Kc2 Ka1 66.Ra3# 1-0

58. 25th win against Chess.com level 10

Reti Opening: Nimzo-Larsen Variation

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3


[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.05"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D32"]

[CurrentPosition "8/1B6/2P3k1/1Q6/6K1/8/8/8 w - - 0 78"]

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e3 c5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Qc2 a6 7.a3 cxd4 8.cxd5 exd5 9.exd4 Bd6 10.h3 O-O 11.Be2 Be6 12.O-O h6 13.Be3 Qd7 14.Qd2 Rfe8 15.Rad1 Bxh3 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Rxe5 18.Bf4 Be6 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.Bf3 Qd6 21.Ne2 Rc8 22.Rfe1 Bh2+ 23.Kf1 Be5 24.Kg1 Rc4 25.b3 Rc7 26.Qb4 g5 27.Nd4 Bd7 28.Qxd6 Bxd6 29.b4 Rc3 30.Re3 Rxe3 31.fxe3 Be6 32.e4 Bd7 33.exd5 h5 34.Be2 Be5 35.d6 Bxd6 36.Nb3 Bf4 37.Nc5 Be3+ 38.Kh1 Bc6 39.Bxa6 Bxc5 40.bxc5 Ne4 41.Rd8+ Kg7 42.Bc4 Nf6 43.Kg1 h4 44.Rd1 Kg6 45.Rf1 Kg7 46.Bb3 Kg6 47.a4 Ne4 48.Bxf7+ Kg7 49.Bc4 Nd2 50.Bb5 Nxf1 51.Bxc6 Ng3 52.Bxb7 Ne2+ 53.Kf2 Nf4 54.Kf3 Ne6 55.c6 Nc7 56.Kg4 Kg6 57.a5 Kf6 58.a6 Nb5 59.Bc8 Na7 60.Bd7 Nb5 61.Kh5 Kf7 62.Kxg5 Kg7 63.Kxh4 Kh7 64.g4 Kg6 65.g5 Kg7 66.Kh5 Kh7 67.g6+ Kg7 68.Kg5 Nc7 69.a7 Na8 70.Bc8 Nc7 71.Bb7 Ne6+ 72.Kf5 Nd4+ 73.Kg4 Kf6 74.a8=Q Nb5 75.Qf8+ Ke5 76.Qc5+ Kf6 77.Qxb5 Kxg6 78.c7 Kh7 79.Qf5+ Kh6 80.Qf8+ Kh7 81.Be4# 1-0

60. 26th win against chess.com level 10

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6

Black's attack failed, then just trading off pieces.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.06"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A40"]

[CurrentPosition "8/6K1/8/8/4B3/8/2Q5/2k5 b - - 2 80"]

1.d4 e6 2.Bf4 d5 3.Nf3 Bd6 4.e3 Bxf4 5.exf4 Nd7 6.Bd3 c5 7.O-O Ne7 8.c3 Qb6 9.Qc1 O-O 10.Re1 Qc7 11.Qe3 b6 12.a4 h6 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.fxe5 Bb7 15.Bc2 Rac8 16.Nd2 Ba6 17.Nf3 Nc6 18.Rad1 Qe7 19.Qf4 Kh8 20.g3 Na5 21.g4 cxd4 22.Nxd4 Rfd8 23.Qg3 Nc6 24.h4 Nxd4 25.Rxd4 Rc4 26.Red1 g6 27.Qf4 Kg7 28.g5 hxg5 29.hxg5 Rh8 30.Qf6+ Qxf6 31.gxf6+ Kg8 32.Kg2 Rh5 33.f4 Rxd4 34.Rxd4 Be2 35.Rd2 Ba6 36.Bd1 Rf5 37.Rd4 g5 38.Bc2 Rxf4 39.Rxf4 gxf4 40.Kf3 Kf8 41.Kxf4 Ke8 42.Ke3 Bf1 43.Kd4 Ba6 44.Bb1 Kd7 45.Ba2 Be2 46.b3 a5 47.c4 dxc4 48.bxc4 Bg4 49.c5 Kc6 50.cxb6 Kxb6 51.Bb3 Kc6 52.Bc2 Bh5 53.Be4+ Kb6 54.Bd3 Bd1 55.Bg6 Kc7 56.Bxf7 Kd7 57.Kc5 Bxa4 58.Kb6 Bd1 59.Kxa5 Bb3 60.Kb4 Bd1 61.Kc3 Ba4 62.Kd4 Bc2 63.Ke3 Ba4 64.Kf4 Bc2 65.Kg5 Bh7 66.Kh6 Bf5 67.Kg7 Kc6 68.Be8+ Kd5 69.f7 Kd4 70.f8=Q Bb1 71.Qb4+ Kxe5 72.Qxb1 Kd4 73.Qb4+ Kd3 74.Bg6+ Ke3 75.Qe4+ Kd2 76.Qe5 Kd1 77.Qe3 e5 78.Qf2 e4 79.Bxe4 Kc1 80.Qc2# 1-0

61. 27th win playing chess.com level 10

Queen's Pawn Opening: Horwitz Defense, 2.Bf4

1.d4 e6 2.Bf4

Won the ending with equal pieces. A simple stratagem that Stockfish could not fathom.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.09"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "A02"]

[CurrentPosition "8/8/7P/1K3P1k/8/8/6Q1/7R b - - 3 86"]

1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 d5 5.d4 Bg7 6.Bd3 O-O 7.O-O Bf5 8.Nc3 Na6 9.a3 e6 10.b3 Rc8 11.c5 Ne4 12.Bxe4 Bxe4 13.Ne5 Nc7 14.h3 Qe7 15.Nc4 dxc4 16.Nxe4 f5 17.Nd6 c3 18.Nxc8 Rxc8 19.Ra2 Nd5 20.Rc2 b6 21.cxb6 axb6 22.Qd3 Rd8 23.Qc4 Qe8 24.Rd1 Qd7 25.Qd3 Qb7 26.Kh2 b5 27.Re1 Re8 28.Rce2 b4 29.axb4 Qb5 30.Qc4 Bf8 31.Rc2 Kf7 32.e4 fxe4 33.Rxe4 Ra8 34.Ree2 Bxb4 35.Ra2 Qb7 36.Ra4 Be7 37.g3 Rxa4 38.bxa4 Bb4 39.Re1 Qd7 40.Qe2 Nc7 41.g4 Qd5 42.Qe4 Qd7 43.Re2 c5 44.Be3 Qd5 45.Qe5 Qxe5 46.dxe5 Nd5 47.Bc1 Nb6 48.Ra2 Nc4 49.Kg3 Ke7 50.Kf3 Kd7 51.Be3 Kc6 52.Ke4 Ba5 53.Ra1 Bb4 54.Bf2 Nd2+ 55.Kd3 Kd5 56.a5 c4+ 57.Kc2 Bc5 58.Bxc5 Nb3 59.Rd1+ Kxc5 60.a6 Kb6 61.Rd6+ Ka7 62.Kxc3 Nc5 63.Kxc4 Nxa6 64.Rxe6 Nc7 65.Re7 Kb6 66.Rxh7 Kc6 67.Rg7 Ne6 68.Rxg6 Kd7 69.f5 Nc7 70.h4 Na8 71.h5 Kc7 72.h6 Nb6+ 73.Kb5 Nd7 74.e6 Ne5 75.Rg7+ Kd6 76.e7 Kd5 77.e8=Q Ke4 78.Re7 Kf4 79.Rxe5 Kg5 80.Qg6+ Kf4 81.Re1 Kg3 82.Qh5 Kf2 83.Qh1 Kg3 84.Rf1 Kxg4 85.Qg2+ Kh5 86.Rh1# 1-0

62. 28th win chess.com 10 Bird's Opening

Stockfish gives up rook exchange for protected passed pawn. The key to winning is 11. c5 rather than trading off pawns in the center. The idea of this opening is to command the center.

[Site "Chess.com"]

[Date "2019.01.11"]

[Event "Vs. Computer"]

[Round "1"]

[White "tomlacey"]

[Black "Computer Level 10"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B22"]

[CurrentPosition "8/2K5/8/1P6/8/8/1Q6/2Rk4 b - - 8 79"]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Bd3 cxd4 5.cxd4 e5 6.d5 Na6 7.Nc3 Nc5 8.Bc2 a5 9.Be3 Bd7 10.a4 Rc8 11.h3 Be7 12.Rb1 Qb6 13.Nge2 h6 14.O-O O-O 15.Kh1 Nh7 16.f4 Bf6 17.f5 Bg5 18.Bf2 Be7 19.Re1 Qd8 20.Nb5 Na6 21.Nec3 Nf6 22.Rc1 Kh7 23.Bb1 Nb4 24.Kh2 g6 25.Be3 gxf5 26.exf5 Rg8 27.g4 Kh8 28.Qf3 Qf8 29.Rg1 Qg7 30.Rcd1 Nh7 31.Qe2 Bxb5 32.axb5 Bg5 33.Ne4 Bxe3 34.Qxe3 Nf6 35.Nxd6 Rc7 36.Qf3 Rd7 37.Nc4 Nbxd5 38.Nxe5 Re7 39.g5 Rxe5 40.gxf6 Qf8 41.Rxg8+ Qxg8 42.Rxd5 Re1 43.Qg4 Qxg4 44.hxg4 Rxb1 45.Rd2 Re1 46.Rd8+ Kh7 47.Rf8 Re2+ 48.Kg3 Rxb2 49.Rxf7+ Kg8 50.Rxb7 a4 51.g5 hxg5 52.Kg4 Rh2 53.Ra7 a3 54.f7+ Kf8 55.Kxg5 Kg7 56.f8=R+ Kxf8 57.Rxa3 Rb2 58.Kg6 Ke8 59.Ra8+ Kd7 60.f6 Rg2+ 61.Kf7 Kc7 62.Ra6 Kd7 63.Kf8 Rg1 64.f7 Rg4 65.Ra7+ Kd6 66.Ra6+ Kc5 67.Ke7 Rf4 68.Rf6 Re4+ 69.Kd7 Rd4+ 70.Kc7 Rc4 71.f8=Q+ Kd5+ 72.Rc6 Ra4 73.Qf5+ Kd4 74.Qf4+ Kd3 75.Qxa4 Ke3 76.Rc3+ Kd2 77.Qc2+ Ke1 78.Qb2 Kd1 79.Rc1# 1-0

63. 29th win chess.com 10 Sicilian Alapin

Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation

1.e4 c5 2.c3

16. f4 and 17. f5 were key moves to pursue the advantage. Also having an advanced doubled pawn leads to easy win in the end game by blocking the Black king..

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