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Super Mondial II stomps a stronger foe

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Super Mondial II stomps a stronger foe Reply with quote

Well, this was amusing and unexpected. The victim was the Fidelity Designer 2325 Master, mugged and mated on a full board by an alert Schroder program rated 100 points or so lower, depending on your preferred measure. The game is genuinely picturesque. A few highlights below:

[Date "2017.05.29"]
[Round ""]
[White "Designer 2325"]
[Black "Super Mondial II"]
[ECO "B17"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bc4 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6
7.Nf3 e6 8.O-O



We're in a book position from the Caro Kann. The Mondial II varies first.

8 ...b5 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.a4 b4 11.Bd2 Bd6 12.Qe1 Qe7 13.Ne5
O-O 14.Nc4



Here's where things start to get hairy. White transfers his N to the Q-side, exposing the King's field. Mondial II responds in kind. 2325 misses the best defense at move 15, then waits too long to snap off Black's bishop. Five moves later, White is lost.

Ng4 15.g3? Rfd8 16.a5? a6 17.Ra4 c5 18.h3??



The first howler. This allows Qh4! - Black doesn't see it yet. Survival still possible for 2325, but no...

18. ...Bc6 19.Ra1?? Qh4 20.f3, and now look at the board...shiny...pretty...



Let the bloodletting commence. Black's Bishops are devastating archers.

20...Qxh3 21.Qe2 Bxg3 22.dxc5? Bh2+ 23.Kh1 Bd6+ 24.Kg1 Bxc5+
25.Be3 Nxe3 26.Nxe3 Bd4? 27.Ra2? Rd5 28.Bxh7+? (desperation) Kh8 29.Bf5 Rxf5 30.Qg2 Bxe3+ 31.Rf2



A good death here - a quick death - would be 31. ...Rg5, but Mondial II prefers to let the Queens go hand to hand.

31. ...Qxf3 32.Qxf3 Rxf3 33.Kf1 Rxf2+ 34.Ke1 Bb5 35.c4
Bxc4 36.Kd1 Rd8+ 37.Ke1 Rf1# 0-1

Here lies 2325, slain by priests and cathedrals.



- R.
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