Game of the Week: Stockfish vs Komodo

by Merijn van Delft
4/8/2020 – Obviously, there are no top tournaments running at the moment, but the talk of the town this week was an amazing bishop endgame, which looks like chess from another planet. Endgame expert Karsten Müller took and Merijn van Delft takes a close look. | Merijn is on air from 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) and the show is free to watch, and available on-demand for ChessBase Premium account holders (but FREE for a limited time!).

Komodo Chess 13 Komodo Chess 13

Komodo 13 thinks like no other chess program. Inspired by AlphaZero, Komodo developers GM Larry Kaufman and Mark Lefler have reinvented their engine from scratch over the last two years. The result speaks for itself: The new Komodo 13 MCTS ("Monte Carlo Tree Search") searches for candidate moves in an incredibly innovative way and finds solutions most engines never see!

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Game of the Week #407

Our top endgame expert GM Karsten Mueller provided us with analyses. Watch and see how Stockfish managed to break Komodo's fortress, with hardly any material left on the board.

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Warming-up question: What would you play here with White?

 

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Rules of thumb are the key to everything when you are having to set the correct course in a complex endgame. In this final DVD of his series on the endgame, our endgame specialist introduces you to the most important of these rules of thumb.


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Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands who lived in Hamburg for many years and is currently based in Amsterdam. After scoring a GM norm in 2017 he is eager for more. His ChessBase show on Wednesday evenings has been running for over ten years now.