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This is Judit Polgar - Sukh Singh after 27.Rf1-c1 Rf8-c8 Hastings, 1988 (Sicilian Defense Scheveningen, Classical Variation B84)
Black has now 3 units (Q+2R) attacking White's P@c6 and White has only 2 units defending (Q+R).
Is White's c-pawn doomed? Can White save the pawn? What is White's best move here?
I cannot find a win for white here.
Maybe 28.Rb7, since the c6 pawn is taboo, but Black is still kicking after 28...Qd6.
I wracked my brain on this one. I liked 28.Rb7, but I couldn't see a decisive continuation after 28...Qd6. White stood better, I thought, but no forced win.
And I think I was right! After 28.Rb7, Singh unwisely took the pawn 28...Qxc6, Now 29.Bxd5 yields a win in every variation. 29...Nxd5?? 30.Qg7 mate! 29...Qxc3 30.Bxe6+ Kh8 31.bxc3 with an extra rook. Or the game continuation 29...Qxd5 30.Qxc8+ and Black's position is hopeless
I see that while I was slowly typing my response, IM pfen beat me to it, and in far fewer words!
In any case the best move was asked for and Rb7 is surely it. White should win, maybe by taking the a-pawn or just pushing the b-pawn.
In any case the best move was asked...
No, it wasn't. The OP changed the subject (see that large EDIT on the title).
Also, I cannot find anything concrete- maybe a moderate white advantage at best, but nothing close to a winning position.
Ok, my bad. I'll trust your judgement on that one of course.
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