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  1. 13 Sep '09 13:03

    Black to play
    Is that a free e pawn?
    It looks like white can play d5 followed by Qa4+
    However black does get a free e pawn here because he can play Qa5+ after white plays d5
  2. 13 Sep '09 13:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    [fen]r1bqkb1r/pp2pppp/2np1n2/8/3PP3/5N2/PP2BPPP/RNBQK2R[/fen]
    Black to play
    Is that a free e pawn?
    It looks like white can play d5 followed by Qa4+
    However black does get a free e pawn here because he can play Qa5+ after white plays d5
    Does not seem too convincing to me
  3. 13 Sep '09 15:34
    Originally posted by National Master Dale
    [fen]r1bqkb1r/pp2pppp/2np1n2/8/3PP3/5N2/PP2BPPP/RNBQK2R[/fen]
    Black to play
    Is that a free e pawn?
    It looks like white can play d5 followed by Qa4+
    However black does get a free e pawn here because he can play Qa5+ after white plays d5
    Hmm... The bishop on f8 is stuck which will delay castling, so the king is for a moment stuck in the center so I don't think that grabbing pawns now is a good idea.