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    15 Jun '06 15:16
    Most beneficial to lower rated players.

    History: White has sacrificed 3 pawns for early pressure and threat to Black's castled King. Black has just played Ne5f3+ and White finds himself over extended.

    Find the relatively safest move for white which also reduces the amount of material loss that will be incurred.
  2. 127.0.0.1
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    15 Jun '06 16:061 edit
    Edit - teh game is over now. My apologies.
  3. back in business
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    Kf1

    might hold it...or not...
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    Interesting choice!

    I assume you considered that Kf1 places the K and R in position to be forked?
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    15 Jun '06 17:041 edit
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    Interesting choice!

    I assume you considered that Kf1 places the K and R in position to be forked?
    yes I did.
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    The interesting thing about Kf1 is it allows Black two options.
    1). Nd2+ spliting the K and R, to which White has the defense of Bxd2.
    Which results in Black having a pawn on d2. Leaving White with the critical defense against the pawn.

    or

    2). Nxf4 which accomplishes several things. First removing the protection against the fork. and secondly threatening the Q.
    White is left with two options, unless he wants to lose the Q.
    Qxf7+ which grabs a pawn and supplies an insufficient threat to the K who retreats to f7. With the N protecting the critical g6 and h5 squares white will be unable to complete the mate. However gains a tempo allowing the R ook to move out of danger.
    or Qg4 threatening to recapture the N.
    In this line White will lose a R with Kf1
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    so do you have better move than Kf1?
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    Sadly no! you were right! Kf1 is White's best option

    White must accept the loss of the Bishop or Rook as his best option for movement.

    As Ke2 results in Nxf4 resulting in the unrecoverable loss of the B and the Q!

    And Kd1 Black responds with Rd8+, forcing the K to, e2 with the loss of the B and Q (mentioned above), or to c1 which is unavoidable mate in 2 with Qa3+, Rb2, Qxb2#

    If anyone else has anyother thoughts, please share them.
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    15 Jun '06 20:51
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    Sadly no! you were right! Kf1 is White's best option

    White must accept the loss of the Bishop or Rook as his best option for movement.

    As Ke2 results in Nxf4 resulting in the unrecoverable loss of the B and the Q!

    And Kd1 Black responds with Rd8+, forcing the K to, e2 with the loss of the B and Q (mentioned above), or to c1 which is unavoidable mate in 2 with Qa3+, Rb2, Qxb2#

    If anyone else has anyother thoughts, please share them.
    Other thoughts? Resigning is probably white's best move. His K in stuck in the center, he has no attack against black's King, and he's losing even more material.
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