Hikaru Nakamura has long been one of the best blitz chess players online, but can he really defeat a chess engine in three-minute, no-increment chess?! In 2008, he did exactly that as he used an incredible anti-computer strategy of closing the position and offering two exchange sacrifices to convince the top engine, Rybka, to overpress in an effort to avoid a fifty-move rule draw.
* It’s easy to overvalue space.
* In closed positions, what matters is pawn breaks.
* Rooks have no value in closed positions.
* Piece quality trumps piece value, a rough estimate of average quality.
* The Grob sucks. 1…e5 and 2…h5.
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Who is the best blitz player in history? Hikaru in his prime must be in the top 10 ever, right?
I would like to see your analysis about Google Alpha Zero.
i remember Naka on ICC playing the computers i remember a game where Nakamura was mating the pogram with only Nights
This is like watching an episode of Futurama. Proving Human>Machine contrary to what Bender says. Nakamura understanding how the computer works and using that knowledge to bet it at its own game. The analysis is great too, I was able to see the ideas Nakamura was going for and how he achieved them. Awesome stuff.
thanks, Sam. Great game. How is it possible to play 250+ moves in 3min?!? and to have time to humiliate rybka with bishops at the end!
What a finish
Isnt Hikaru still the best in the world at blitz?
Is it really bad sportsmanship? The opponent can just resign
This was truly a superhuman feat. Pulling this off in a 3+0 game and even having the time and chutzpah to BM…simply astounding.
The computer is cheating , he’s using engine
Which version of Rybka??? Rybka 1.0 32-bit is only 2786 elo. Anybody can win that version.
I just finished studying five bishop endgames and YouTube recommends me this video. Scary!