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Move 9
« on: Jul 25th, 2007, 9:47pm »
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I think we are on the right track to worry about an EMH attack.  Chessandgo is doing it to me in our postal tournament game, and it is giving me fits.  That success will give him all the more reason to try it against the Mob too.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #1 on: Jul 25th, 2007, 10:07pm »
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Any predictions as to what chessandgo's move will be?
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26th, 2007, 7:13pm »
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chessandgo plays 9w Mc5s Ed5w Mc4s Ec5w.  It looks like he's after a rabbit pull.
 
Let's plan on a vote beginning Tuesday morning.  Voting to end Wednesday morning if 10 or more votes, Wednesday evening otherwise.
 
Rabbit pull can be blocked by hb6w rb7w cc7w xxxx (md7w?), but the result is awkward for silver.
 
If we continue to play with the camel by eb5e ec5w Mc3n xxxx (gold can't pull the rabbit right away and must tend the camel again.  I see only equality in that line.
 
eb5e ec5e Mc3n xxxx centralizes our e, but leaves the a4 H unattended and our b6 h unprotected.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26th, 2007, 11:02pm »
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A possibility based on ten seconds of analysis:
 
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n rb7w
 
A judgment based on a further fifteen seconds of analysis:
 
His threat to pull a rabbit is hollow with so many pieces in danger.  He would again have to retreat with three steps.  Then it is a question of who can best use the 4th step to make progress.  I still like our position slightly better, although my suggested 4th step is not very constructive.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #4 on: Jul 26th, 2007, 11:56pm »
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An alternate 4th step could be hg6e. This puts it one step closer to the h-file rabbits, which we could threaten on subsequent moves by slipping to h3 when plausible. From h6, it can always be put back on g6 if necessary.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #5 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 2:07am »
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I thought about  
 
 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n ce7n (with the plan to move our camel to the left wing - step by step if necessary - while gold E and M are busy on the right one).
 
Alternatively more aggressive: 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s (but it seems to be risky)
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #6 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 4:46am »
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on Jul 27th, 2007, 2:07am, UruramTururam wrote:
I thought about  
 
 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n ce7n (with the plan to move our camel to the left wing - step by step if necessary - while gold E and M are busy on the right one).
 
Alternatively more aggressive: 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s (but it seems to be risky)

 
Ururam, I like your idea to move our camel to the left wing with your 4th step suggestion ce7n. (but 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s is too risky, indeed).
 
 
Thus so far 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n ce7n would be my first choice.  
 
Second choice (first proposal!):  9b eb4e ec4e Mc3n rb7w
. centralize e + the idea of future hb6w cc7w md7w xxx
 
Third choice: 9b hb6w rb7w cc7w md7w
 
Fourth choice:  9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n rb7w
 
Fifth choice (first proposal!): 9b eb4e ec4e Mc3n hg6e
 
Sixth choice: 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n hg6e
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #7 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 8:33am »
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on Jul 27th, 2007, 2:07am, UruramTururam wrote:
Alternatively more aggressive: 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s (but it seems to be risky)

From my first look at this move I also thought it was too risky.  But now I don't remember what I was afraid of.
 
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s
10w Eb5e Ec5e Ed5w md6s (the only potent tactical threat)
10b ce7s ce6s md5n ce5n
11w Mc4s Ec5e Ed5e md6s
11b dd8s dd7s md5w mc5n
 
leaves the gold horse on a4 in serious strategical danger.  Of course there are many other lines to examine, including  
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s
10w Eb5e Ec5e md6e Ed5n
but for the moment I rather like UruramTururam's move.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #8 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 4:51am »
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on Jul 27th, 2007, 8:33am, Fritzlein wrote:

From my first look at this move I also thought it was too risky.  But now I don't remember what I was afraid of.
 
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s
10w Eb5e Ec5e Ed5w md6s (the only potent tactical threat)
10b ce7s ce6s md5n ce5n
11w Mc4s Ec5e Ed5e md6s
11b dd8s dd7s md5w mc5n
 
leaves the gold horse on a4 in serious strategical danger.  Of course there are many other lines to examine, including  
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s
10w Eb5e Ec5e md6e Ed5n
but for the moment I rather like UruramTururam's move.

 
Yes, you are right, now I cannot see any danger for us too. Anyway this move will be only my fifth choice (thus current fifth and sixth choices will be sixth and seventh choices respectively).
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #9 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 9:06am »
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UT's advance of the camel looks OK to me.  Variations where gold goes after the m usually end up with silver threatening to win an exchange, H for c, for example.  Gold will not go that far but will return the E to protect the H (and the D).
 
In the short term we get a more flexible camel that is still centralized.  Gold will probably pull the rabbit on 10w.  How will we respond?
 
This shows the value of mentioning moves that seem to have problems at first glance, but might be solved by others upon examination.
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #10 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 1:52pm »
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on Jul 30th, 2007, 9:06am, RonWeasley wrote:
Gold will probably pull the rabbit on 10w.

I doubt chessandgo will pull the rabbit after UT's move.  Gold's position looks awful (at least at first glance) after
9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n md7s
10w hb6e Eb5n Eb6s rb7s
10b Mc4n eb4e md6s dd8s
 
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This shows the value of mentioning moves that seem to have problems at first glance, but might be solved by others upon examination.

Absolutely.  The Mob can easily shrug off the effect of wrong ideas that are contributed.  What we can't compensate for is good ideas that aren't contributed.  Keep talking, everyone!
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #11 on: Jul 30th, 2007, 2:46pm »
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on Jul 27th, 2007, 4:46am, arimaa_master wrote:
Thus so far 9b eb4e ec4w Mc3n ce7n would be my first choice.

What's the point of moving the cat forward?  What does that gain us?  An exposed cat is all that I can see!
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #12 on: Jul 31st, 2007, 5:29am »
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on Jul 30th, 2007, 2:46pm, 99of9 wrote:

What's the point of moving the cat forward?  What does that gain us?  An exposed cat is all that I can see!

 
 
 Grin Funny that I am not the only one mind manipulated here - maybe Ururam Tururam is some kind of magician Smiley coz I was about to write very similar comment to this move (like you did) - actually this comment was written (but I didn´t send it finally) - coz I suggested in my not-sent-comment to not expose the cat and that it will be better to not block e6 point to leave open space to our camel to get quickly to the other wing but then suddenly I realize that ce7n - is from the gold's side so "north" is our "south" - so the cat move is the "good one" Smiley
 
And what it will gain to us? Read UT's comment  Cool
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #13 on: Jul 31st, 2007, 6:25am »
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Oh, sorry, you're right - I mixed up north and south.  It's better now, but I still don't like it much, because it will be a little slower to bring the cat into the game later.  If we're really trying to get our camel across, let's move the camel now.  (Moving the camel now does not force us to cross sides with it, so even though I haven't decided whether to swing the camel across, I still like this move.)
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Re: Move 9
« Reply #14 on: Jul 31st, 2007, 7:10am »
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Coincidently, I wrote, then erased, a comment about the exposed cat and realized, just before posting, that the cat went backward and not forward.  Great minds think alike!
 
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