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  1. 31 Mar '06 00:09
    This is the position:

    What do you do?
  2. 31 Mar '06 00:21
    Drop ten and punt
  3. 31 Mar '06 00:30
    take the knight!
  4. 31 Mar '06 07:29
    Looks like a position in the accelerated dragon where white retreated the knight from d4, instead of playing Be3.I would take the knight on c3 and then Nf6.
  5. 31 Mar '06 08:43
    Yup, taking the knight would offer a positional advantage- it's probabably the best move.
  6. 01 Apr '06 23:53
    What's black's best move here?

  7. 02 Apr '06 01:13
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    What's black's best move here?

    [fen]r1bqk1nr/1p1pppbp/p1B3p1/8/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R b KQkq - 0 7[/fen]
    Resign. He is a piece down and asking for help for a game that may be in course.
  8. 02 Apr '06 01:57
    This isn't a game in progress. I don't know where you would get that idea. Also, black is a piece down only if he DOESN'T take the bishop.
  9. 03 Apr '06 04:09
    take the bishop and attack...what have you got to lose.
  10. 03 Apr '06 12:23
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    What's black's best move here?

    [fen]r1bqk1nr/1p1pppbp/p1B3p1/8/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R b KQkq - 0 7[/fen]
    hmmm.....this is all I got, I don't see anything amazingly powerful

    Dxc6 [This way, you open up a nice diagonal {c8-h3} for your white squared bishop and you make threats on the d4 Knight] Be3 [defends d4....and things are equal]

    Perhaps Dxc6 seems counter intuitive [your taking AWAY from the centre] but it is better than....

    Bxc6 -- This slows down deployment....It will take another pawn move {d6 or d5} to be able to develop the white squared bishop....not only that, It means that the A-pawn has no friendly allies to help or be helped by ...poor thing....
  11. 03 Apr '06 12:28
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    This is the position: [fen]r1bqk1nr/pp1pppbp/2n3p1/8/4P3/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R b KQkq - 4 6[/fen]

    What do you do?
    messing with his pawns does seem like the best move here.....

    although, with the bishop out of the game, after castling, Black's king saftey could have been better {if the Bishop stayed where it was....}

    Anyway? is there some amazing solution we're all missing? or is it a basic question with no real anwser?