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1899 vs. 1475 - Defense


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    yeres30

    White has just played 14.Nf5 threatening to win the B with 15.Nxe7.

    Black defends and threatens to win the e-pawn with 14...Nc5 (B, 2Ns attacking and only N+B defending).

    White defends the e-pawn with 15.Qf3.

    After 15...Nxd3 16.cxd3 what should Black play?

    In the game, Black played 16...Rac8.

    After 17.fxe5 dxe5 18.Bxh6 Rfd8 19.Bxg7 Qd7 20.Nxe7+ Qxe721.Bxh6 Black resigned.

    For example instead of 16...Rac8 was 16...Bc8 better? Or after 18.Bxh6 how about 18...Ne8.

     



  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    Metaknight251

    IMO black is dead lost here.  Maybe Bc8 would put up a bit more resistance but after fxe5 dxe5 Nxh6 gxh6 Bxh6 Rd8 Nd5 Black is busted. 

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    yeres30

    Metaknight251 wrote:

    IMO black is dead lost here.  Maybe Bc8 would put up a bit more resistance but after fxe5 dxe5 Nxh6 gxh6 Bxh6 Rd8 Nd5 Black is busted. 

    You need to specify what move you are refering to with Bc8

    1...Bc8 loses a piece after 2.Nxe7+.

    But after 1....Nc5 2.Qf3 Nxd3 3.cxd3, does not the move 3...Bc8 look better than 3...Rac8.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    Metaknight251

    Yeah, I meant instead of Rac8.  But still white is better/winning. 

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    Cliff86rulz

    I think this is black's best defense, which fails.


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