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  1. Standard member Fleabitten
    Love thy bobblehead
    26 Aug '09 16:58
    Can someone tell me why black would have resigned in this position? White has just advanced their pawn to d6. Black to play.

  2. 26 Aug '09 17:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Fleabitten
    Can someone tell me why black would have resigned in this position? White has just advanced their pawn to d6. Black to play.

    [fen]2r3k1/1pp1qp1p/1n1P2pB/4P3/3b4/PQ3R1P/1P6/1K3B2 b - - 1 30[/fen]
    because he loses his knight. 1... cxd6 2.Qxb6. 1...Qe8 2.dxc7 Qe6(2...Rxe7 3.e6!) 3.Rd3!
  3. 26 Aug '09 17:10
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    because he loses his knight. 1... cxd6 2.Qxb6. 1...Qe8 2.dxc7 Qe6(2...Rxe7 3.e6!) 3.Rd3!
    2. ... Bxb6
  4. 26 Aug '09 17:12
    It is fairly difficult for Black to hold on to f7, i.e. 1. ... cxd6 2. cxd6 Qd7 3. Bb5

    But if it is actually lost after 1. ... Qe8, not sure, let's see.
  5. 26 Aug '09 17:12
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    2. ... Bxb6
    d'oh. didn't even put that on the board.
  6. 26 Aug '09 17:13
    Who plays White? Who plays Black?
  7. 26 Aug '09 17:16
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    It is fairly difficult for Black to hold on to f7, i.e. 1. ... cxd6 2. cxd6 Qd7 3. Bb5

    But if it is actually lost after 1. ... Qe8, not sure, let's see.
    well now that i have the bishop on board it seems that perhaps black was seeing ghosts and thought 1...Qe6 was forced?
  8. 26 Aug '09 17:22
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    It is fairly difficult for Black to hold on to f7, i.e. 1. ... cxd6 2. cxd6 Qd7 3. Bb5

    But if it is actually lost after 1. ... Qe8, not sure, let's see.
    no its still not enough the only thing i see for black is 2... Qe1+
  9. Standard member Fleabitten
    Love thy bobblehead
    26 Aug '09 17:57
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    Who plays White? Who plays Black?
    This was a game I was watching on another site. Two highly ranked players (on that site). That's why it caught my interest. I think white has the better play, but I don't see what (if anything) compels black to resign at this point.