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Bulldog Chess with Witch (HorribleTomato vs. CM thegreatauk)

  • #201

    Yeah but it's the closest you can get.

  • #202
    thegreatauk wrote:

    Well Qe5 win's the knight and I actually in the final position I can't see how white can win with perpetual check idea's and weak pawn's

    You're right, I hadn't noticed. That said, given the knight is already lost, perhaps white can abandon it in favour of using the extra tempo to advance the g-pawn.

    I'm not sure if white can dodge the checks, but the pawn structure is fine. The pawns are racing, white already has the edge, so black can't waste any more tempi. There's no time to grab weak pawns. It's just a question of whether white can dodge the checks, which I'm unsure about.

  • #203

    Yes that is correct, The guard is basically useless in this position as I don't have the time to activate it. 

  • #204

    Yeah the guard is badly out of position and as such white can afford to give up the knight if it means he promotes faster.

    White can save the knight after Qe5 with Qi1, but that is a really bad square for the queen and it's very probably drawing. After Qe5, Qi3+ followed by g5 is the most ambitious line I can find for white, just give up the knight and get that pawn moving. Black doesn't have time to get his pawn (or guard) moving, so he has to go for the perpetual check. I think if white's queen stays close, then he can dodge. The queen exchange is always going to work for white, since his pawn promotes first.


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