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Basil
11-03-2009, 11:09 AM
Black to play.
What would you play?
How do you assess the position?
Answers in black! (or white if you prefer).

2rq1rk1/1b3p1p/p3p2Q/1p3p2/3P4/P2B4/1P3PPP/4RRK1 b - - 5 24

Desmond
11-03-2009, 11:34 AM
don't play ...f4

Zwischenzug
11-03-2009, 11:36 AM
Black looks better. Qd5 and then try to use the g file for rook.

Capablanca-Fan
11-03-2009, 12:10 PM
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.

Desmond
11-03-2009, 01:22 PM
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.

Igor_Goldenberg
11-03-2009, 01:52 PM
1...Qxd4 2.Re3 Kh8 3.Rg3 Rg8 or 3. Rh3 Qg7
Assessment - extra pawn for black with technical difficulties.

ER
11-03-2009, 02:11 PM
don't play ...f4

Classic Boris!!! straight and to the point!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Basil
26-05-2009, 07:42 PM
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.


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.


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

And for the pitiable real-life enactment for the morbid:

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 O-O 9. O-O Qc7 10. Qe2 a6 11. a3 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Bg5 Nbd7 14. Rac1 Rac8 15. Nd5 Qd6 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Ne5 Qd6 18. Nxd7 Qxd7 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Qg4+ Kh8 21. Qh4 f5 22. Qf6+ Kg8 23. Rce1 Qd8 24. Qh6 Qd5 25. Qg5+ Kh8 26. Qf6+ Kg8 27. Be4 fxe4 28. Re3 Rfd8 29. Rg3+ Kf8 30. Rg7 Qh5 31. g4 Qg6 32. Rxg6 hxg6 33. h4 Rd5 34. Re1 Rd7 35. h5 gxh5 36. gxh5 e3 37. fxe3 Rc2 38. e4 Rd2 39. Qh6+ 1-0