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Basil
09-02-2009, 02:05 AM
What would you play as white (to move)?
Why?
Answers in white please?

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ER
09-02-2009, 03:36 AM
I would play Nd5! It wins the exhange for a Pawn. If Black plays ... e3 ch, 2. Ke2 blocking the Pawn and continuing the attack!

MichaelBaron
09-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Several good options :)

Igor_Goldenberg
09-02-2009, 10:41 AM
1.Nd5 wins the exchange. It might even be the strongest move from computer point of view. But I wouldn't play it. After 1.Nd5 Rxd5 2.cd5 Rd8 black has an excellent chance to hold the position.
My preference is 1.c5 followed by d5-d6

Saragossa
09-02-2009, 12:18 PM
b4-c5-d5-d6-b3 run the knight over to the hole in b6 (probably a light square would be better) and keep rolling the d pawn the game essentially wins itself. P.s. I would also play h4 at some point to hold down any kingside conterplay.

Basil
09-02-2009, 11:54 PM
What would you play as white (to move)?
Why?
1. Nd5 does indeed win the exchange. The silicon beast gives the resultant position approx +.3 for white. As has been pointed out, white's pawns become 'orrible and black's bishop will enjoy space.

1. c5 (was played) is rated approx +.8 by the same beast. As also pointed out, the pawn roller plays itself.