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Basil
17-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Black has just played 25... Re8

2r1r1k1/1b3qp1/pp2p2p/4P2P/3NpPQ1/1P6/PKP5/3R3R w - - 2 25

1. Who stands better? Why?
2. What should white play now? (Regardless of who is better).

No engines. Black text immediately OK.

Desmond
17-10-2009, 11:37 PM
White looks better. He has the pawn break f5 and his attack on the king looks more advanced than Black's.
f5. if ...exf5 Nxf5 looks like it's winning the exchange (on d6).

Oepty
18-10-2009, 01:35 AM
White looks better. He has the pawn break f5 and his attack on the king looks more advanced than Black's.
f5. if ...exf5 Nxf5 looks like it's winning the exchange (on d6).

Qc7 might defend after this because it threatens taking on c2 that I think draws and taking the e5 pawn. Nxh6 doesn't seem to go anywhere for white.
Qxg7 seems to win a pawn but the e5 looks undefendable so it is only temporary
Scott

Edit: Can someone please remove the angry face title, it was accidental