Over at chessclub.com (aka ICC), I have been doing some Game of the Days for Chess.FM online broadcasts. I remember way back when Tony Rook started Chess.FM. At some point, I suggested Skype be used. Tony Rook was bought out, new leadership took control of ICC, and … Skype was introduced as a broadcast platform. 🙂 I did Game of the Day for Rounds 9 and 10 of Dortmund 2010 Sparkassen (Naiditsch-Kramnik and Leko-Naiditsch). I learned from a viewer that Naiditsch is pronounced NIGH-ditch not NAY-ditch.
Over at chess.com, I composed some video lectures on “When to Use (and When Not To Use) Computer Engines.
Some reasons so far to use the engines:
1) you play a game or observe a game where the opponent plays an inferior opening and you forget what to do (or, if you are observing, the inferior side “gets away with it” illogically) – check later with a computer!
In Lecture 1, I went over 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Qb6? 6. e5! Bc5 7. Ndb5! as an example to see the comprehensive, computer-backed, refutation.
2) you see a high level game giving an inferior opening some rough treatment and you want to meld that into a complete way of dealing with it – check with the computer! In lecture 2, I went over the Blumenfeld Declined (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5 5. Bg5!) as an example. Why am I the only person who heard of the Dutch Blumenfeld theme tournament?
Chukcha (Russian Eskimo) is going to Moscow and his friends ask him to bring back some butter.
They tell him to find it on sale, simply find the longest line.
He found the Lenin’s Tomb line instead.
When asked why he did not bring back any butter, he said “I found the longest line, but when I got closer, I found out the salesman was dead.”
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