Originally posted by sonhouse
What about a line starting with Be6 Re5 THEN g4+ K moves, B-f5. I like that because, 1) you save the pawn, 2) bishop-pawn selfprotects,
3) the bishop attacks the pawn at h7 so it seems he would have to push the pawn giving black some breathing room. Don't have a board handy thats all the further I took it but that bishop looks a lot better on f5 than b3.
Well I put the position into Deep Fritz 8 and it gave me the line Bc2....
I tried some other moves but Bc2 seem like the best move for white. The idea is to attack the e4 pawn again. 1.Bc2 d5 is bad because the rook is on the bishop diagonal and white can play f3 and open the position up and then play Rd6 and black pawn drops and suddenly white's rook is very active.
Black central pawns are annoying and white has to destroy them to activate his rooks.
Still it's a diffucult position to play.
I wonder what solution the book gives. It's from Reinfields 1001 combination book. Problem 25 I think. It's says White to move and win. I think the solution the book gives would be g4+ since it's a combination/tactic but white is not winning after that.