Meanwhile in Florence: Radjabov vs Deep Junior

12/5/2006 – With the eyes of the world trained on the national Art Gallery in Bonn and the match Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, the Festival della Creativita in Florence, Italy, staged a rapid chess game between GM Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan and the Israeli program Deep Junior, which you can buy in the ChessBase Shop. The former annotated the game for us. Guess who won.

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Radjabov,T - Deep Junior [D43]
90'+25"/10, 03.12.2006 [Annotations by Radjabov]
Game played at a rate of ninety minutes for all moves plus 25 seconds increment for each move executed on the board. Deep Junior was using 73 MByte hash tables.

GM Teimour Radjabov, the world's best under-20 player and number 11 in the world rankings

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 9.Be2 Bb7 10.0-0 Nbd7 11.Ne5 h5 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.Be5 Rh6 14.Qc1 Nh7N. The new move, played by the computer. 14...g4 15.Rd1 0-0-0 16.b3 and White is better. 15.f4 Be7 16.Qe3 0-0-0 17.Rad1.

17...f6 18.fxg5 fxe5 [18...fxg5 19.d5 and White is better.] 19.gxh6 exd4 20.Qg3 Qe8

21.Qg7! Rd7 [21...dxc3 22.Rxd8+ Qxd8 23.bxc3 and White is winning] 22.Rf7 Ng5! [22...Bf6 23.Rxd7 Bxg7 24.Rxg7 dxc3 25.bxc3 and White is better] 23.Rxe7 [23.Bxh5 Nxf7 24.Bxf7 Bc5-+ and Black is winning] 23...Qxe7 24.Qxe7 Rxe7 25.Rxd4 Rh7.

26.h4! [26.e5 Rxh6 27.Rh4 Nf7 28.Rxh5 Rxh5 29.Bxh5 Nxe5 30.Ne4 and Black is better.] 26...Nf7 27.Bxh5 Ne5 28.Be2 c5 29.Rd1 [29.Rd6 Rxh6 30.Nxb5=] 29...Bc6 30.g4 b4 31.Nb1 [31.g5 bxc3 32.bxc3 Bxe4 33.Kf2=] 31...Rxh6 32.h5 Rh8 33.Kf2 [33.Nd2=] 33...Bxe4 34.g5 Bd3 35.h6 [35.Rh1] 35...Bh7 36.Rg1 Rd8 37.Bh5 Ng6 38.Bxg6 Bxg6 39.Rh1 Kd7! 40.Nd2 c3 41.bxc3 bxc3 42.Nc4 c2

43.Ne3? Ke7 44.h7 Rh8 45.Ke2 Be4 0-1. [Click to replay]

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