Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rybka solves the King Gambit?

If you know Bobby Fischer's famous article "A Bust to the King's Gambit" (PDF), you might be interested in this ChessBase article.

Alpha nerds discussed the matter in some detail on Slashdot, which is particularly interesting in light of this followup article (which certainly changed my attitude!)  Of course, I currently play 1...e5, so I would have an inherent bias.....

4 comments:

ChessAdmin said...

Thanks for posting this up. While there are some meta-implications regarding the attempt to "solve" a small portion of chess, for me it boils down to:

1) White to play and draw. Exciting!

2) Fischer using his own brain was fundamentally right about the King's Gambit line and the author (albeit debatably) of Rybka calls it "luck". ("Elementary, my dear Watson!")

Bill Brock said...

Kindly note the date of the interview with Rajcich.

ChessAdmin said...

Yay! I'm stupid. Although for how many more years?!?...

I prefer the old April Fools, like the Bionic Interface.

Bill Brock said...

You were not alone. I bought it hook, line, and sinker for over an hour....