Everyone agrees for saying that the Boris’s (Walnut, Master, Diplomat) are poor chess players. On my own WEB site, I explain all their weaknesses:
But, when we are affirming that today Boris has his place only in one museum are we good judges? Us who pass much time to speak about chess and to analyze programs and machines? In true life, today, Boris, on his lower level: 0 second on the meter, can he give good challenges to beginner’s players? Would Boris still have his place in the living room of occasional chess players?
In order to answer this question, I decided to conduct a little experiment by disputing 20 chess games between Boris “Walnut” (0 seconds on the meter) and beginner’s Internet players. Each game "is analyzed" (at the best of my weak knowledge) and is commented in French and English.
Here are the rules of the matches:
You will be surprised to note that after a difficult start; 2 defeats in 3 games (including one humiliating defeats in 9 moves in game number 3) Boris finishes his series of games with the White with a score of 8 - 3. With the Blacks, Boris did not disappoint either with a splendid score of 7 - 2!
Finally, it is obvious that Boris is not a good example for a beginner and this, in particular opening and finale phases of the game. However, the beginner will learn something very important from Boris: never leave pieces without monitoring...
Enough discussion now let us revives these epic battles!
1 - Click on the link bellow
CAUTION - Some browsers require additions of modules or plugin and sometimes you need to adjust the Java security settings to see the games (for me Internet Explorer works well, but Chrome, Firefox and Edge require settings).
2 - Select the game you want to see by clicking on the button "Choose game..."