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Can black win


  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #261

    Irontiger

    A1Rajjpuut wrote:
    (...)

                  Since no one took on the challenge; and since I feel the position is known fully with all its key truths by me and that my little shocker by claiming 1.5 pt. value (that created such hate and discontent among the many detractors) for the Black trio is proven  -- so I'm calling it quits.  Remember when in doubt . . . f3!

                 Good luck to all, talk to you later. 

    You skillfully dodged my challenge in #249, I see.

    Afraid of something maybe?

    Irontiger wrote:

    OK. Scottrf managed to draw this.

    If is A1Rajjpuut up for another round, I would take the position of #104, and instead of 14...c3?? which I suspect to be responsible for the draw, play the (much better) 14...f5. This should win (slowly, but should win). Your move.

     



  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #262

    A1Rajjpuut

       Lots of Caucasions are born in India every year.  Far, far more Whiteys live in India at some time in their lives.  So this obvious prejudice (talking about Indian-flag trolls) toward Indians is what caused Wounded Knee???    :    )

  • 2 weeks ago · Quote · #263

    LongIslandMark

    A1Rajjpuut wrote:

       Lots of Caucasions are born in India every year.  Far, far more Whiteys live in India at some time in their lives.  So this obvious prejudice (talking about Indian-flag trolls) toward Indians is what caused Wounded Knee???    :    )

    ??? Wounded Knee was Native Americans - The nonsense post about the India flag is folks living on the other side of the world. 

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #264

    A1Rajjpuut

              Long Island Mark seems to have missed my smiley-face indicating that I was being humorous and deliberately confusing Indians w dots and Indians w feathers for comic effect.  

              Unbelievably, IronTiger above recommends f5 as an improvement in the play for Black -- the whole point of everything I said in this long forum was based on the fact that Black's three Kingside Pawns were absolutely worthless following best-play by White.  As long as White doesn't deign to move his g-pawn his position is unassailable IF Black is foolish enough to trade Rooks early on.  Since his early attack on my Knight indicated a likely proclivity for such a trade, his game was drawn from that point on.  AMEN

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #265

    PortugalTheMan

    Black could even exchange off his bishop for the knight and be winning, a pawn up with this structure and he will win with decent technique. For example: 1...Bc5 2.Re1 Rxe1+ 3.Kxe1 Bxd4 4.cxd4 Kf8 5.Ke2 Ke7 6.g4 Kd6 7.Kd3 a5 8.b3 b6 9.h4 f5 Sacrificing a pawn to make progress on the kingside 10.gxf5 Ke7 11.Ke3 c5 12.h5 Kf6 13.Kf4 cxd4 14.h6 d3 15.Ke3 Kg5 16.Kxd3 Kxh6 simple endgame technique by both sides, but Black is completely winning. However, as humans, we would not be so quick to give up the bishop, as there are pawns on both sides of the board. Black should win if he retains the bishop as well. (I should note that Bc5 intending to give up the bishop was the first choice of Stockfish 5). 

     

    Example: 1...Kf8 2.Re1 Re5 3.g3 Ke7 4.f4 Rxe1+ 5.Kxe1 Bc5 6.Nf5+ Ke6 7.Ng7+ Kd6 8.Ke2 b5 9.b4 Bg1 10.Nf5+ Ke6 11.Ng7+ Kd7 12.h3 d4 13.cxd4 Bxd4 14.Kd2 Bb6 and Black will generate a passed pawn on the queenside

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #266

    Scottrf

    Obviously black will go into a pawn endgame if white lets him. 2. Re1 is a huge and obvious error.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #267

    LongIslandMark

    A1Rajjpuut wrote:

              Long Island Mark seems to have missed my smiley-face indicating that I was being humorous and deliberately confusing Indians w dots and Indians w feathers for comic effect.  

    [...]

    Sorry - did miss the smiley face ":   )" v. ":)" - it just didn't register.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #268

    PortugalTheMan

    Scottrf wrote:

    Obviously black will go into a pawn endgame if white lets him. 2. Re1 is a huge and obvious error.

    I think Black will win whether or not White plays Re1, but it seems like the omission of Re1 leads to a better game for White (than with Re1)

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #269

    Scottrf

    What I mean is Re1 immediately without first moving the knight is even worse.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #270

    Awesome_Gymnast

    the civel war? lol

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #271

    -waller-

    Golden thread :) Guy's nonsensensical jabber reminds me of winnersp and his "system".

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #272

    -waller-

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #273

    Scottrf

    Either winnersp is the best, most elaborate troll ever or he's genuinely mentally insane.

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #274

    -waller-

    Well if he's trolling he's completely and utterly fooled me.

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #275

    Irontiger

    A1Rajjpuut wrote:

              Unbelievably, IronTiger above recommends f5 as an improvement in the play for Black -- the whole point of everything I said in this long forum was based on the fact that Black's three Kingside Pawns were absolutely worthless following best-play by White.  (...)

    Then prove it! What's your move?

  • 3 days ago · Quote · #276

    mauve_penguin

    llooll


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