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Seed of Destruction


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #1

    DJAbacus

    This is a position I reached in a 45/45 game yesterday. I played 25 Nc6 which was a blunder. However, I am not going to chastise myself too much as this was quite a complicated tactical position. Anyway, the Seed of Tactical Destruction in Black's camp was the discovered attack on the Rook. 

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #2

    LimpSpider

    I think black should play 25...Ra6, because in this position white cannot fork, as white then loses the d pawn.



  • 16 months ago · Quote · #3

    DJAbacus

    25... Rxa5?? is not black's best move, but I think it would be difficult to resist a hanging knight.

    25... Ra6 is better but still not black's best and white wins a Rook for 2 pawns and White is winning.

    See what I mean...tactically complicated position...Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #4

    LimpSpider

    Yeah, black's backrank is a big problem. I tried several variations to the fork

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #5

    DJAbacus

    Nicely spotted, 'Weak Back Rank', another one of DHs 'SoTDs'. The more seeds the more chance of finding a winning tactic.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #6

    Mir14

    i think 28. dxc8=Q Rxc8 29. Bd5 is better in 25. Ra6 variation.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #7

    DJAbacus

    Yes, I agree...thanks for posting..Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #8

    kantifields

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #9

    DJAbacus

    Yes Kants, 25...Bxe6 is the best for black after 15 d6 !! Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #10

    Mir14

    29. Rb6 is a winning move for white 29.Rb6 Rc8 30.Rb8

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #11

    kantifields

    You are correct Mir

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #12

    Mir14

    Thank you kantifields Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #13

    aggressivesociopath

    In the second puzle 28.dxc8=Q Rxc8 29. Bd5 Re8 30 Nc6 is stronger. Nd4 is threatened and due to the weak back rank, breaking the pin with Kh8 is impossible.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #14

    kantifields

    black is better

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #15

    Mir14

    26. Rf1+


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