Originally posted by giantrobot
The problem with engine evaluations is that even though White may be .92 or 1.14 he still has to win the game. Against a bad player I would rather have the extra pawn than the rook.
It is misleading to let computers decide, they play very differently.
Against a human, I would rather be black. I like knights and clear position objectives.
Computers play a lot better against knights than humans, so I would expect more tactical opportunities.
Rooks need open files and with all the pawns, black will need to try to deny these.
White will have much more difficulty to deny black strong outposts on the kingside. The imminent death of his d pawn will mean outposts in the center may appear if he advances his c and e pawns.
Having a full set of pawns against a black squared bishop means that it may be "biting granite" for much of the game.
White is in danger of having serious white square weaknesses on the kingside.