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  1. 18 Dec '06 00:42 / 1 edit
    White to move.

    This is a position from one of my games in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon and it occurred in the 4. Qxd line rather than Nxd. I think both sides played the best moves to reach this position. The game ended in a loss for me, but I don't think it is the opening. I think Black has some compensation for the Bishop pair.

    How is Black doing? Is this equal? Any feedback would be appreciated because this is key positionin the Qxd line.
  2. 18 Dec '06 00:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    [fen]r2r2k1/ppq1ppbp/2n2np1/8/Q7/2N1B3/PPP1BPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 14[/fen] White to move.

    This is a position from one of my games in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon and it occurred in the 4. Qxd line rather than Nxd. I think both sides played the best moves to reach this position. The game ended in a loss for me, but I don't think it is the opening. I think ...[text shortened]... Is this equal? Any feedback would be appreciated because this is key positionin the Qxd line.
    Looks equal to me with a slight edge to white, maybe += (+ over =), how about posting the whole game.
  3. 18 Dec '06 00:58 / 1 edit
    I'm embarrassed of posting the whole game because I made a really stupid move to lose. However, here's what was played up to that position:

    1. e4 c5
    2. Nf3 g6
    3. d4 cxd4
    4. Qxd4 Nf6
    5. Nc3 Nc6
    6. Qa4 d6
    7. e5 dxe5
    8. Nxe5 Bd7
    9. Nxd7 Qxd7
    10. Be3 Bg7
    11. Be2 O-O
    12. O-O Qc7
    13. Rfd1 Rfd8

    I think this is the toughest variation for Black in the Qxd line (unless there is an improvement) and I'm not sure how Black is doing. I've only had one game and have no plans, or ideas.
  4. 18 Dec '06 00:59
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    I'm embarrassed of posting the whole game because I made a really stupid move to lose. However, here's what was played up to that position:

    1. e4 c5
    2. Nf3 g6
    3. d4 cxd4
    4. Qxd4 Nf6
    5. Nc3 Nc6
    6. Qa4 d6
    7. e5 dxe5
    8. Nxe5 Bd7
    9. Nxd7 Qxd7
    10. Be3 Bg7
    11. Be2 O-O
    12. O-O Qc7
    13. Rfd1 Rfd8

    I think this is the toughest varia ...[text shortened]... the Qxd line and I'm not sure how Black is doing. I've only had one game and have no plans,
    Well that was the point - I wanted to see where you messed up so it can be improved upon.
  5. 18 Dec '06 19:20
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    [fen]r2r2k1/ppq1ppbp/2n2np1/8/Q7/2N1B3/PPP1BPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 14[/fen] White to move.

    This is a position from one of my games in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon and it occurred in the 4. Qxd line rather than Nxd. I think both sides played the best moves to reach this position. The game ended in a loss for me, but I don't think it is the opening. I think ...[text shortened]... Is this equal? Any feedback would be appreciated because this is key positionin the Qxd line.
    Nb5 seems like it could win a pawn because it attacks the queen and the a7 pawn. If black retreats the queen to b8 in order to defend the pawn you can play RxRd8 and black will have to move one of the pieces defending the a7 pawn in order to recapture the rook... But then once you take the a7 pawn black will have that piece pinned to your queen so you would have to find some way out of that, or else do something completley different... I dunno, it looks pretty even.
  6. 18 Dec '06 19:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    Nb5 seems like it could win a pawn because it attacks the queen and the a7 pawn. If black retreats the queen to b8 in order to defend the pawn you can play RxRd8 and black will have to move one of the pieces defending the a7 pawn in order to recapture the rook... But then once you take the a7 pawn black will have that piece pinned to your queen so you wo ...[text shortened]... ome way out of that, or else do something completley different... I dunno, it looks pretty even.
    That plan strikes me a duboius; the reason being, you are giving away lots of tempo for the pawn and run the risk of having the B/N skewered.

    Eg. If Nxa7, then Ng4? -- aiming to trade N for B --- which would leave the Queen tied to the Knights defence.



    EDIT: - scrap that --- Nb5 is bad because of Qe5.

    a) Bxa7?? Rxd1+ Rxd1 Qxe2

    b) Nxa7?? Rxd1+ Rxd1 Rxa7 Bxa7? Qxe2
  7. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    18 Dec '06 19:48
    Originally posted by ChessJester
    Nb5 seems like it could win a pawn because it attacks the queen and the a7 pawn. If black retreats the queen to b8 in order to defend the pawn you can play RxRd8 and black will have to move one of the pieces defending the a7 pawn in order to recapture the rook... But then once you take the a7 pawn black will have that piece pinned to your queen so you wo ...[text shortened]... ome way out of that, or else do something completley different... I dunno, it looks pretty even.
    Nb5 doesn't actually win anything. The Ra8 and Nc6 both cover a7. So black can move his queen to b8 and white has nothing, since Rxd8 doesn't do anything.