Author Topic: A Queen Trap in Capablanca's Chess  (Read 101 times)


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Re: A Queen Trap in Capablanca's Chess
« on: March 26, 2018, 10:15:47 am »
It could very well be that black is already lost in this position because of the awful placement of his Chancellor. But that doesn't mean he has to make things worse by giving away his Queen on top of it.

Playing out the game between us would do very little to prove the value of the position, because if you win, it could simply be that this is because you are a much stronger player, who would be able to beat me from an inferior position. It would be more revealing to continue the game from that position in computer self-play, where we know both sides are played by an equally strong player, and then see how it ends. Preferably the win/draw/loss statistics from a couple of hundred games.

Yes, but if you take the side I say is winning, and you beat me defending the losing side, what would that say?