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    So You Think You Can Assess - 02

    Black to play.
    What would you play?
    How do you assess the position?
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    don't play ...f4

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    Black looks better. Qd5 and then try to use the g file for rook.

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    ZZ: if Black really is better, then he won't prove it by 1... Qd5, because White can immediately force perpetual with Qg5+/Qf6+. Try 1... Qxd4 2. Re3 Kh8.
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    I like the look of ...f6 for some reason. takes away the perpetual from white, and allows a rook to swing over to the g-file by way of the 7th rank.

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    1...Qxd4 2.Re3 Kh8 3.Rg3 Rg8 or 3. Rh3 Qg7
    Assessment - extra pawn for black with technical difficulties.
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    that's an assessment!

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    don't play ...f4
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    I just realised that this wasn't properly concluded. Jono and Igor hit the button. My 1700 opponent (white) has allowed this position which allows black to approach +1. However, as has been pointed out elsewhere, black is a clown.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    if Black really is better, then he won't prove it by 1... Qd5, because White can immediately force perpetual with Qg5+/Qf6+. Try 1... Qxd4 2. Re3 Kh8.
    Box agrees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    1...Qxd4 2.Re3 Kh8 3.Rg3 Rg8 or 3. Rh3 Qg7
    Assessment - extra pawn for black with technical difficulties.
    Box agrees.

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