Mega Dog Tournament Round 2 - Bulldog with Witch - Bad_Dobby_Fischer vs captaintugwash

captaintugwash

Just for clarity, is that a resignation? 

rychessmaster1
I have a few things to say about this game..
Bad_Dobby_Fischer

yes

captaintugwash

Thanks dobby, gg.

Final position...

White resigns, black wins.

rychessmaster1
Bad_Dobby_Fischer wrote:

Bh6

Losing. I think white is fine after Bf4

captaintugwash
rychessmaster1 wrote:
I have a few things to say about this game..

Feel free to share your thoughts. 5. f3 and 6. Be3 seemed like inaccuracies to me, these moves led to the pin which caused problems. Even then, white was probably only a pawn down until 11. Bh6, which dumps the bishop, as white is unable to capture on f3 without disastrous consequences. 10. e5 might give white a better game.

captaintugwash
rychessmaster1 wrote:
Bad_Dobby_Fischer wrote:

Bh6

Losing. I think white is fine after Bf4

I should refresh before posting!

Yeah Bf4 is better, but I don't consider the knight pinned. I'd rather not give up the guard for bishop, but if I'm getting a pawn too, well it's more appealing, especially with the witch still on the board, so I can happily play Nxe4.

Martin0

Position mentioned:

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One thing worth mentioning about the "pin" on blacks knight after 11.Bf4. White can temporarily win back the pawn by Bxb8 Rxb8 Rxa7, however this will turn into a "fork" since black can play Bb6 threatening both the rook on a7 and pawn on d4 and additionally the d4 pawn becomes pinned. If white defends with Ra4, then e5 or Ri4 wins the d-pawn since white can not add more defenders.

One line:

11.Bf4 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.Bxb8 Bxd3+ 14.cxd3 Rxb8 15.Rxa7 Bb6 16.Ra4 e5

Black also had the option 16...Ri4 on his last move which might even be stronger with threats of Rf4 or Qxe2 Kxe2 We5+ or just Bxd4. Regardless, this is one way black can win the d4 pawn at the end. All that is just to say that I indeed think black wins a pawn. I don't think white should capture on b8, but I don't see anything good for white. White might need to settle on 11.Bf4 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.0-0-0.