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To hell with king safety


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    InfiniteFlash

    Here is an extremely sharp position where my intuition tells me black is lost, but houdini tells me im stupid, and i tell houdini that it is stupid.

    In the following position, almost every "natural" move is playable

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qa4, all legal king moves, all legal rook moves are playable.  Have a fun time figuring out this crapshoot of a position.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    Bond-0007

    which way to exit?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    falcogrine

    Rf1 looks good to me. If bishop takes, Qf3. Rook chomps on f7 if not (followed by a rather nasty attack), I don't see how black can get out of this.

     

    Just realized f6, feel dumb.

    Nevermind, Qh5 wins that!!!

     

    Nf6. I'd respond e5, let bishop attack f6, looks good.

     

    I'd let Houdini evaluate this personally, computers are good at sharp tactics. More fun to try and figure out lines by hand though!

    How did this position crop up? One of your games? Who won?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    InfiniteFlash

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    InfiniteFlash

    Tbh I like kd2

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    Mainline_Novelty

    Almost on topic : Isn't 5.Nxd4 good for White?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    RSzgvYzxpizmp

    Mainline_Novelty wrote:

    Almost on topic : Isn't 5.Nxd4 good for White?

    Personally, I think so.

    If 5. Nxd4 cxd4, 6. Qf3 Bb7, 7. Qxb7 Nd7,

    8. exd4

    And white is up two pawns.

    Black has to defend the future attack on the rook before trying to take the knight or win back the pawn.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    UnknownGone

    Knight takes pawn. Bishop takes rook. Queen forces a checkmate.


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