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  1. 17 Sep '15 10:02
    Would someone mind putting this position in Fritz, Shredder, Houdini or something else good to see if white can win. Let white have the 1st go in this position.

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  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    17 Sep '15 19:35
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    Would someone mind putting this position in Fritz, Shredder, Houdini or something else good to see if white can win. Let white have the 1st go in this position.

    i[fen]r2q3r/5pkp/p1np1p1b/1p1NpQ2/4P1PP/2P5/PP3P2/R3KB1R[/fen]
    1.Rg1 looks good to me, with 2.g5 to follow.
  3. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    18 Sep '15 15:16
    Can white still castle long? Right now it's not possible because of the bishop on a6, but if BigDogg's Rg1, g5 idea is played it could be useful to be able to get the other rook in quickly.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    18 Sep '15 21:08
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    Can white still castle long? Right now it's not possible because of the bishop on a6, but if BigDogg's Rg1, g5 idea is played it could be useful to be able to get the other rook in quickly.
    g5 is also to show that the B on h6 lacks squares.
  5. 19 Sep '15 02:48 / 2 edits
    Houdini likes 1. b4 (+1.4) following up with a4 attacking black's Q-side and also 1. Rg1 (+1.2 - 1.3). 1. a4 (+1.3) and 1. g5 (+1.1) are also good. Hard to say which is best. White is better but isn't immediately winning.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    19 Sep '15 15:18
    Originally posted by geo86012
    Houdini likes 1. b4 (+1.4) following up with a4 attacking black's Q-side and also 1. Rg1 (+1.2 - 1.3). 1. a4 (+1.3) and 1. g5 (+1.1) are also good. Hard to say which is best. White is better but isn't immediately winning.
    The thing I like best about b4 is that it asks Black, "do you even have anything productive to do now?"