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MooMoo2 2016-10-19 22:28

Stockfish game: "Move 8 poll", not "move 3.14159 discussion"
 
Here's the poll for move 8. It closes in 3 days, and the discussion can be found at:
[URL]http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=21664[/URL]

gd_barnes 2016-10-21 04:30

I thought that it was agreed that we wouldn't have if-then moves last game. BUT...that said...I am whole-heartedly in favor of conditional moves where there is a decently forced sequence of moves. But I do not feel this is one of those moments. Therefore I have voted against it in this case because 9...b5 is not really forced by us. WMHalsdorf started a discussion about this with move 8.

I strongly recommend against immediately playing 9...b5 with this move 8 without further analysis by some of our engines. I think that it will probably be our best move but it deserves further analysis.

Let's save a good if-then sequence for a truly forced set of moves.

MooMoo2 2016-10-21 05:29

[QUOTE=gd_barnes;445480]I thought that it was agreed that we wouldn't have if-then moves last game. BUT...that said...I am whole-heartedly in favor of conditional moves where there is a decently forced sequence of moves. But I do not feel this is one of those moments. Therefore I have voted against it in this case because 9...b5 is not really forced by us. WMHalsdorf started a discussion about this with move 8.

I strongly recommend against immediately playing 9...b5 with this move 8 without further analysis by some of our engines. I think that it will probably be our best move but it deserves further analysis.

Let's save a good if-then sequence for a truly forced set of moves.[/QUOTE]
Valid point. If anyone who already voted wants to change their vote, I'll count the changed vote if you post here before the poll closes.

henryzz 2016-10-21 11:19

I do think that I will want to do the conditional move, however, I do also have reservations about conditional moves when it isn't forced.
I think that that we should possibly discuss the ninth move further.

LaurV 2016-10-21 15:55

[QUOTE=gd_barnes;445480]I do not feel this is one of those moments.[/QUOTE]
Agreed with Gary. See my post in the "disco" thread.

axn 2016-10-22 01:55

[QUOTE=MooMoo2;445482]If anyone who already voted wants to change their vote[/QUOTE]

I don't want to change my vote for the conditional move, but if this thing ends up a tie, then (and only then), you can consider my vote to have changed to the unconditional a6.


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