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General Course Errata

Post by Blue Devil Knight on May 28th 2009, 8:12 pm

If you find any errors in the course material, post them here. This is not the place to post complaints, general questions about the course, something you are confused about or don't understand, or subtle suggestions for improvement in the course. This thread is only here to list obvious errors in the ICS course material such as that the board is drawn wrong, typos, and such. That is, it is the errata thread. Put everything else in the appropriate thread. I will delete it otherwise.


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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Blue Devil Knight on May 29th 2009, 11:03 am

In Month 1, figure 6 of the document 'Making Decisions in Chess' white is a piece down, and they evaluate it as better for white because of a space advantage without mentioning the material difference. It seems they have left a piece off for white from the diagram.

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Re: General Course Errata

Post by hoopy on September 16th 2009, 6:05 pm

Month 4 Board visualisation. You are supposed to give the next move blindfold.

1) d4 Nf6 2)Bg5 e3

How is ..e3 possible?.... clearly not. I'm surprised nobody mentioned this before (or like me does everyone find the Board visualisation so boring that they skipped it).If anyone has emailed ICS could they post response. Otherwise I will next week.
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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Blue Devil Knight on January 7th 2010, 5:53 pm

#7 Problem for month 1.

"22...Nd7 White was threatening to gain a pawn by Nxf6 and Nxe4."

It should be Bxf6 and Nxe4.

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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Tweety on January 14th 2010, 11:06 am

Month 1. Annotated game 1 Drazic - Anand. Move 4 variation follows Anand - Karpov game, where the 29th white move must be 29. Rc1 not Rd1 that hangs the white knight on c3.
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Re: General Course Errata

Post by hoopy on January 15th 2010, 3:31 pm

Correct.

Excellent Spot.
I was lasy I just asumed there was something complex I was missing that these super grandmasters could see!!


Here is the game in full.
Anand-Karpov(Game 2 tie-breaker)

1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 h6 3. Bh4 c6 4. Nf3 Qb6 5. b3 Bf5 6. e3 Nd7 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8. Qxd3 e6 9. c4 Ne7 10. c5 Qa5 11. Nc3 b6 12. b4 Qxb4 13. O-O Nf5 14. Rfc1 bxc5 15. Rab1 c4 16. Qc2 Qa5 17. Rb7 Qa6 18. Rcb1 Bd6 19. e4 Nxh4 20. Nxh4 Rb8 21. Rxb8 Bxb8 22. exd5 cxd5 23. Ng6 fxg6 24. Qxg6 Kd8 25. Qxg7 Re8 26. Qxh6 Qa5 27. Qg5 Kc8 28. Qg6 Rf8 29. Rc1 Qb6 30. Ne2 e5 31. Qh5 Qf6 32. Rf1 Rh8 0-1
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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Bilbo on January 24th 2010, 12:03 am

Month 2 Soos vs Geller

ICS give a saving line for Black after White plays 15.Nh4!?

The line they give as leading to a draw by perpetual is as follows;

15...Nfxd5!! 16. Nxf5 Bxf5 17. Bxf5 Nxc3 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Qh5+ Kg8 20. Qxf7+ Kh7 and White has no more than perpetual check.

This is poor analysis however as 17...Nxc3?? is a clear howler from Black as White need not sacrifice the bishop with Bxf7 but rather just immediately play Qh5+! and Black has no defence.

You won't even need to use an engine to see this now it's pointed out although of course I didn't notice until my trusty Rybka engine showed me first Very Happy

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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Blue Devil Knight on March 8th 2011, 11:18 pm

From pawncustodian:

Month 8:

Timman - Jussupow, Riga, 1995

Lesson pdf shows: 17...fg6; 18.Qd2, Nf4; which is not possible.

Checking the databases the game should read: 17...hg6; 18.Qd2, Bf4;

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Re: General Course Errata

Post by Chess? on June 30th 2012, 3:26 pm

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Re: General Course Errata

Post by PawnCustodian on July 1st 2012, 10:35 am

It would probably be a good idea to send corrections directly to ICS. It's good to have the thread, but we won't see corrections ICS is not aware of...

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