Thursday, November 25, 2010

Asian games

Here. Looking at China vs Kazakhstan I wonder if the team strategy is to draw all and win on 3rd board to prevent upset?


  1. Unlikely. Usually, since all the players are of considerable strength, they will hop over to the other boards and form a quick evaluation of their teammates position before deciding to play for a win/draw. The decisions tend to be made on the fly and not really before the game as there are too many variables at play during the game (for example, a novelty, or a blunder etc.).

  2. Yes, there are always blunders and surprises in operations. But I think there is an objective evaluation on probable outcomes based on past/current form evaluations and best and worst case scenarios.