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Difficult Position.


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1

    Zalvager

    This is from a real game I played on an external site. White to move.

    What would you do?

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #2

    HenryWS

    Hmm. I'd probably play 1. Qa4 to a) maintain defense on the d pawn, b) to avoid the incoming 1... exd4 2. Bxd4 Rxe1! lines

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #3

    Zalvager

    HenryWS stem

    Hmm. I'd probably play 1. Qa4 to a) maintain defense on the d pawn, b) to avoid the incoming 1... exd4 2. Bxd4 Rxe1! lines

    I looked at the problem for two hours (correspondence match) before I found the move pawn b4. I can't explain it through a message, but after playing with a lot of different variations on my Walnut wood-board, it was the best long term-move I could find. 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #4

    Sunshiny

    Doesn't b4 just give up the d-pawn? 1...exd4, and i don't think white can recapture since 2. Bxd4 Rxe1+ wins a piece. (3. Qxe1 Bxd4)

     

     

    Edit: I'd consider playing d5.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #5

    ezone

    I would also play d5!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #6

    shoopi

    1. Qa4 does look better since if 1. d5 1... e4 seems to be annoying.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    somenon1987

    for me, d5 is the best move. you'll have more tempo with that move if your opponent will not exchange it. If he exchange it, then, your queen would be in great position.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    somenon1987

    you'll have sharp bishops too

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    timon4321

    At first sight it seems that 1.d5 opens diagonal quite dangerous after 2 ... e4 3.Bg4 Bxb2 and takes then in a3. But it is not clear Slshachor advantage that White has d6 strangling the Queen. Position is quite complicated, and it seems that in every case the white pawn lose or losing the lead position.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    dzikus

    I would play 1.d5 and if 1...e4 then 2.d6 to cramp black's position

    1.Qa4 ed4 2.Bxd4 Bxd4 3.Qxd4 Ne5 would be rather annoying. Black trades minor pieces and the resulting endgame is rather drawish

    1.d5 keeps tension and increases white's space advantage. After d6 white has a strong passer which restricts black pieces

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    StampNut

    d5 definitely looks to be the best move.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    TetsuoShima

    shoopi wrote:

    1. Qa4 does look better since if 1. d5 1... e4 seems to be annoying.


    you are the guy that brings up the extremly difficult puzzles and here you just name 2 moves.

    Im highly dissapointed i thought you would be the guy that uncovers all the secrets of the position.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    BigDoggProblem

    TetsuoShima wrote:
    shoopi wrote:

    1. Qa4 does look better since if 1. d5 1... e4 seems to be annoying.


    you are the guy that brings up the extremly difficult puzzles and here you just name 2 moves.

    Im highly dissapointed i thought you would be the guy that uncovers all the secrets of the position.

    It is a very different thing to compose a problem vs. analyzing a position from a game.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    shoopi

    TetsuoShima wrote:
    shoopi wrote:

    1. Qa4 does look better since if 1. d5 1... e4 seems to be annoying.


    you are the guy that brings up the extremly difficult puzzles and here you just name 2 moves.

    Im highly dissapointed i thought you would be the guy that uncovers all the secrets of the position.

    I was wrong. Here, let me name 3 moves...

    1. d5 1... e4 2. d6 is the best continuation for white, giving him a slight edge.

     

    Next time, I will try to uncover all the secrets before commenting, silly me! Smile

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #15

    somenon1987

    to: Timon4321

    when black moved e4 after white pawn pushed on d5, he should push the pawn all the way to d6.. with that, there's a probability that you can isolate black's queen. if b2 is concerning you, that's fine.. you can have good position in exchange of it. plus, Be2 is the best position for the bishop, targeting a6 if black queen moved there..by Rb1 after black bishop X b2.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #16

    timon4321

    somenon1987 wrote:

    to: Timon4321

    when black moved e4 after white pawn pushed on d5, he should push the pawn all the way to d6.. with that, there's a probability that you can isolate black's queen. if b2 is concerning you, that's fine.. you can have good position in exchange of it. plus, Be2 is the best position for the bishop, targeting a6 if black queen moved there..by Rb1 after black bishop X b2.

    Despite what you said, I do not think I would be happy to play this position as I am white ... Smile


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