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  1. 01 May '09 17:18 / 1 edit



    in this game im playing as white and my opponent gets disconnected so i want to know from a strong player what they predict for black

    black to move
  2. 01 May '09 17:23
    Was the game lost for him due to his disconnection?
    Else it would be funny if your opponent also read this forum.
  3. 01 May '09 17:26
    yeah , this games goin in my collection as 1-0

  4. 01 May '09 18:31
    Define strong.

    Anyway, I think i would just castle threatening nxn
  5. 01 May '09 19:46 / 1 edit
    strong? well i was hoping that maybe an elite could offer an opinion

    i'll settle for less

    this to me is an interesting position for black...*sniff* i can smell something diabolical about it

    my first thought was castleing
  6. 01 May '09 19:47
    Originally posted by morphywasthebest
    [fen]r2qk2r/pp3pbp/3pbnp1/2pN4/2P1PP2/2QB3P/PP4P1/R1B1K2R b KQkq - 5 13[/fen]


    in this game im playing as white and my opponent gets disconnected so i want to know from a strong player what they predict for black

    black to move
    I think white is in a weaker position. White's king is open, especially after f4, and h3. Queen h4 checking the white's king.

    White's queen is in a very bad place, same diagonal as black's bishop. If you do not notice, Nxe4 could happen after castling or so, or just Nh5 this gives room for blacks queen to go to --> h4 after the Knight movement where white needs to defend its queen from the black's bishop
  7. 01 May '09 22:05
    If its a blitz game i would play ...Nxe4
  8. 01 May '09 22:11
    Originally posted by Emashi
    I think white is in a weaker position. White's king is open, especially after f4, and h3. Queen h4 checking the white's king.

    White's queen is in a very bad place, same diagonal as black's bishop. If you do not notice, Nxe4 could happen after castling or so, or just Nh5 this gives room for blacks queen to go to --> h4 after the Knight movement where white needs to defend its queen from the black's bishop
    Yeah, I agree. I think black's two best choices are 0-0 or Nh5. I'd probably just 0-0, unless there's something good after 1... Nh5 2. Qc2 Qh4+ 3. Qf2.
  9. 01 May '09 22:33
    Originally posted by morphywasthebest
    [fen]r2qk2r/pp3pbp/3pbnp1/2pN4/2P1PP2/2QB3P/PP4P1/R1B1K2R b KQkq - 5 13[/fen]


    in this game im playing as white and my opponent gets disconnected so i want to know from a strong player what they predict for black

    black to move
    Hi



    I'd take the d5 Knight with the Bishop it's too good.
    It's going to have to come off sooner or later.

    Then look at the position again.

    Idea are Nh5 holding the g7 Bishop and perhaps the Q+ on h4.

    Also Nh5-g3 must come into it. It stops White castling.

    1...Bxd5 2.exd5 opens the e-file for Black so it's 2.cxd5,

    would not worry too much about the check on b5 by the Bishop
    as it's then on an unprotected square and Qa5+ is there.

    I would then see where the Queen goes after Nh5 then have another
    think to allow the check or 0-0.

    Prefer Black.
  10. 02 May '09 06:46
    Thanx for the analysis guys!

    I see how Nh5 would be a good move for black and begin turning the tide of the war , leading to a frustrating battle for white.

    btw it was a 30 minute game so plenty of time to make artistic blunders!