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Friday, September 30, 2005

Ideas ????



In this position, I am white and it's my move. I wanted to take the bishop rXh6. Mouseslip however put me my rook to h5 ugh. My Fritz analysis "is on the fritz" so I am asking for help understanding what happens if I were to take it. I feel compelled to take the bishop to relieve the pressure and feel there may be some tactics available to me after this is done. Thoughts?



Thanks everyone.

5 Comments:

  • At 9:06 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said…

    1. Rxh6? Rxh6 and White's options are limited.

     
  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger Jim said…

    I'm assuming you want to play 1.Rxh6 Rxh6 2.Qg5+ King move and then QxB.

    You would be up point 1.25 points in the exchange and take the pressure off the d1 Rook and free to move the light squared Bishop out and move the Rook to h1.

    But what do I know? So I ran I ran the position though Fritz and he says:

    1.Rxh6 Rxh6 2.Bd3 Bxd1 3.Qg5+ Rg6 4.Bxg6 fxg6 5.Qe7+ Kh6 6.Qxb7 Bxc2 7.Kxc2 Qa4+ 8.Kc3 c5
    +- (1.53)

     
  • At 5:45 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Jim
    Sunday AM coffee in hand and board setup in front of me.Life doesn't get much better than this!

    "I'm assuming you want to play 1.Rxh6 Rxh6 2.Qg5+ King move and then QxB."
    you are correct in assuming this. However upon review after 2.Qg5+
    its blocked by 2...Rg6 which I would of followed up with 3.Qe5+ with the possible response of 3....Rf6. Then I move my rook out of harms way.

    Fritz has an interesting line.I think you have to be a GM to have seen that one. I am curious now if
    white were now to play the greedy QXa8 does he fall into a mating net by black?
    I appreciate your running this through Fritz. Very interesting. Also how do I interpet +-(1.53) does this mean white is up almost 2 pawns?

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger King of the Spill said…

    Difficult position. I couldn't figure it out, although it looked like you could connect your rooks and attack the square in front of the King with Bd3. It looks wrong to play it immediately, but sadly I did not come up with that line. I just was too worried about White going down material. Definitely an interesting line.

    +- 1.5 does mean White is winning, up approximately a pawn and a half. It may be better to think a pawn + your opponent with slightly less active pieces and a more vulnerable King for the half pawn.

     
  • At 2:36 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    I was able to run a Fritz analysis after Jim's Line
    1.Rxh6 Rxh6 2.Bd3 Bxd1 3.Qg5+ Rg6 4.Bxg6 fxg6 5.Qe7+ Kh6 6.Qxb7 Bxc2 7.Kxc2 Qa4+ 8.Kc3 c5.

    White is able to play the greedy RXa8 and it is considered the best
    move which after a half dozen moves white is up 3 pawns. all other moves white loses ground.

     

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