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  • 2 years ago

    kauboy

    no. I'll play bishop takes bishop,and if the rook retakes; play rook takes rook immediately. (intended as a homework response).

  • 3 years ago

    elindauer

    Hmm... 4.Nf1 is a blunder according to Houdini.  4... c4!! prepares Rb3 with unclear consequences, but many lines ending in perpetual check.

     

    Maybe this position was a bit too tough to be a good barometer of expert level calculation?  I doubt many experts would solve it correctly.

  • 3 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    Answer: 1...d5 is wrong move ,because after 2Bg7 Kg7 3.cxd5 Nexf4 black missed very strong inbetween move 4.Nf1 and suddenly there is no sufficent defence and black resign if few moves. Whoever found that move would be an expert very soon! Good Luck!

  • 3 years ago

    vmay1072

    I think this line gives white initiative and fairly strong attack:


    (I wouldn't exchange rooks for a queen in the end - that was just to demonstrate the point that white is up in material... actual continuation could be Qf6, then Ne5, etc.)

    Move 4. d6 is what i think allows white to take back initiative.

  • 3 years ago

    cfhchess

    I can't belive potential world champions would make such obvious blunders

  • 3 years ago

    DrFrank124c

    Always be careful of the snicky moves!

  • 3 years ago

    jocheckoh

    good video!

  • 3 years ago

    RyanMurphy5

    I tried out the hw but got no concrete answer as I flagged on the 15 min interval... I noted that cxd by white is prefered to the exd option due to issues with the opposing rooks that favors black... also ...d5 Bxg7 Kxg7 cxd5 Nxf4 gxf4 Qxg4+ Kh1 Qg3 to pick up the h pawn is all I saw but with the passed d pawn for white and the idea that the connected Q and R provide lateral defense along the  2nd rank I can't help but think white is still better.

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Nice lesson - it's amazing how the top level players find these moves!

  • 3 years ago

    elindauer

    and... I'm totally wrong.  sigh.

  • 3 years ago

    elindauer

    thoughts in diagram:



  • 3 years ago

    ChessSoldier

    qBart, then RxR and the pawn is still pinned.

  • 3 years ago

    shady4life

    thanks for the video.

  • 3 years ago

    Shuffleking74

    d5 is bad because after that sequence the e pawn can go to e5 and block the h2-b8 diagonal, the black knight will be lost and white has two dangerous center pawns.

  • 3 years ago

    qBart

    You could also take the bisshop with your rook on 1:30 

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