Luck or Knowledge


Luck or Knowledge?

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Wolfgang Utesch    (2008-07-14)
Luck or Knowledge?

WCH-KO-Final 2: Ingersol - Utesch I'd just lost all my hope for winning the last game and the match - but now (after 89....g5??) !? In my opinion is chess a game of luck!!! Harry had been much better in most games of the match, but failed in last game - I won't be very proud on this match win.

Andrew Stephenson    (2008-07-14 21:41:51)

I remember you previously posted about this game having, after many hours, found a problem like win. It sesm that this was wrong! I guess that 89 ...Be7 followed by g5 holds the draw and white just got the order of moves mixed up and played g5 first. It happens.... On the other hand 25 ..Bd3 seems unecessarily risky while 25 ...Ra5 looks fine for black. Still you kept up the pressure and often you make your own luck :))

Thibault de Vassal    (2008-07-15 01:15:34)
Not luck

Anyway a chess tournament is just like a poker championship, everything can happen, probabilities and any knowledge factor sometimes look like chance, but at the end when you watch all your games, everything takes sense... and vice versa.

Wolfgang Utesch    (2008-07-15 17:51:16)
@Stephenson: ELO 3000

When I've read your comments I'm thinking, you must have ELO 3000!

Andrew Stephenson    (2008-07-15 22:46:50)
@ Rybka ELO 3000

Yes - I agree I think Rybka has about ELO 3000 :))

Wolfgang Utesch    (2008-07-16 17:36:57)
@Stephenson: I'm waiting for you ...

... on my level about 2.500! ;-)