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View Poll Results: Move 8 options
a6 with no conditional move 5 62.50%
a6. If 9. Na3, then 9...b5 3 37.50%
something else (post your choice) 0 0%
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Old 2016-10-19, 22:28   #1
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Default 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:
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=21664
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Old 2016-10-21, 04:30   #2
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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.

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Old 2016-10-21, 05:29   #3
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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.
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.
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Old 2016-10-21, 11:19   #4
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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.
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Old 2016-10-21, 15:55   #5
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I do not feel this is one of those moments.
Agreed with Gary. See my post in the "disco" thread.
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Old 2016-10-22, 01:55   #6
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If anyone who already voted wants to change their vote
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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