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Chess Engine Challenge: Chess System Tal 2 (Game 3)

FINALLY I have finished my challenge with the infamous chess program Chess System Tal 2!

I have just played the last game from this 3 game challenge match (here are games 1 and 2) and unfortunately, I lost again after a tough fight

Brendan J. Norman vs Chess System Tal – Game 3:

Excellent defense by Tal 2 huh?

I’m actually not that disappointed though.

For the most part, I played my normal chess (no anti-computer strategies or b.s like this), played aggressively and sacrificially and still reached a winning position against a master strength, human-style computer AI within 20 odd moves.

Great progress.

Next step is to improve my calculation and conversion of winning positions.

Anyway, let’s  have another look at some of the key moments of this game.

Key moment 1: I sacrifice my e-pawn for light-square control.
Key moment 1: I sacrifice my e-pawn for light-square control.

 

I found the idea of 12.Nd5 rather quickly and never wavered once finding it. Interestingly, GM Stockfish and his colleagues also seem to like this anti-materialistic idea!

Key Moment 2: I play the flashy, but unnecessary exchange sacrifice and reject the winning continuation 21.d4!
Key Moment 2: I play the flashy, but unnecessary exchange sacrifice and reject the winning continuation 21.d4!

 

As we have seen in the past, I am a fan of the exchange sacrifice. One move 21 I sacrificed an exchange, when a much safer and more logical continuation (21.d4 e4 22.Ne5+-) leads to a position which is simply winning for white.

Key Moment 3: Chess System Tal starts to defend brilliantly after I missed my chance on move 21.
Key Moment 3: Chess System Tal starts to defend brilliantly after I missed my chance on move 21.

 

Still more amazing defense…killing my co-ordination and mobility.

Key Moment 4: CST plays ...Rf5 and ...Qc4 and snuffs out all of my attack. Should be called "Chess System Petrosian!" haha
Key Moment 4: CST plays …Rf5 and …Qc4 and snuffs out all of my attack. Should be called “Chess System Petrosian!” haha

 

I was very impressed with the way Chess System Tal just found so many nice defensive moves once I missed my chance on move 21.

I soon became disheartened and blundered, which freed me from the misery.  😆

Key Moment 5: In my punch drunk state, I blunder a piece and soon resign.
Key Moment 5: In my punch drunk state, I blunder a piece and soon resign.

 

I played 31.Rc1 and soon realized that I’d blundered. Chess System Tal almost immediately played 31…Rxe4! winning a piece.

Here are the final results of the 3 game challenge:

Final Scores:

Game 1: Draw
Game 2: Win for Chess System Tal 2
Game 3 (this post): Win for Chess System Tal 2

 

Downloads:

Download Chess System Tal

 

  • Aaromal R.S says:

    Hey Brenden!! Can you please send me the download link for the “chess system tal 2 game 3”? I just can not find any link to the download!!

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