Wednesday, November 29, 2006

See Emily Play #4

Game three of six is over and Kramnik managed another draw. He had white and they played an Open Catalan opening from which he had many attacking opportunities. The computer defended precisely (as they typically do) and managed to hold out for a draw.

So far in the three games, Kramnik has shown excellent preparation and played his openings very quickly allowing him plenty of time for the long ‘thinks’ he needs up to move 40. This has helped him play well in the middle game. Where he has faltered is in the end game where twice in the three games he has missed opportunities to either force a draw in the second game (which he ended up losing), or put a lot of pressure on the computer in the first game.

Score: Kramnik 1.0 – Fritz 2.0

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