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  1. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Apr '08 04:07
    so heres a position from a game i got timed out in (1/0) today.. lost 25 or so points.. oops
    anyway, i think i (white) am a little better.. where would you move?

    Game 4784043
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Apr '08 04:08
    Originally posted by irontigran
    so heres a position from a game i got timed out in (1/0) today.. lost 25 or so points.. oops
    anyway, i think i (white) am a little better.. where would you move?

    Game 4784043
    and heres the board position

  3. 04 Apr '08 04:13
    h4 maybe? and follow up with h5 and then f5 - its a bit of a dodgy idea but it is aggressive at least.
  4. 04 Apr '08 04:27
    I was thinking h4 also.
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Apr '08 04:30
    i was going to do h4 as well.. it would take a while but its not like he could do anything quick to counter..

    he mustve got me at exactly 24 hours
  6. 04 Apr '08 04:58
    I like Be4 here.
    He can't make use of Na2+, it’s a wasted move, and the bishop, I feel is more useful at e4. It will make him think twice about c5. I would have liked to have seen how this game would have played out.
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Apr '08 06:02
    Originally posted by VanHuss
    I like Be4 here.
    He can't make use of Na2+, it’s a wasted move, and the bishop, I feel is more useful at e4. It will make him think twice about c5. I would have liked to have seen how this game would have played out.
    thats a good idea..

    you could send it as a set piece to a friend and finish it the fen is in my post..
  8. 04 Apr '08 06:19
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    h4 maybe? and follow up with h5 and then f5 - its a bit of a dodgy idea but it is aggressive at least.
    i like h4 too... the pawn battering ram opens up the kingside with promise. The bishop move is good, however its current placement isn't incorrect in any way.

    Be4 may be a good move, but I don't see it required soon.

    i push the pawn, h4.
  9. 04 Apr '08 06:51 / 1 edit
    What about Kd2 followed by Bd3, Ra1 and Kc3, thus moving activity to the queenside and make a breakthrough there...?
  10. 04 Apr '08 07:43
    The position is unbalanced enough for an interesting endgame. Black has at least equal chances in my opinion. Almost regardless of white's move he will play a4 and create himself chances.

    h4 for white doesn't do much. The knight on g7 protects f5 and h5, so that would give black plenty of opportunity to go on with his own plan.

    Kd2 seems ok, but not with the intention of Bd3. If black plays a5, I would rather play Kc3 or Be4 to delay black's initiative. Or first Be4 which may lead to similar variations.
  11. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    04 Apr '08 08:44
    Originally posted by irontigran
    and heres the board position

    [fen]r2r3k/pp3pnp/2p1p1p1/4P1R1/1nPP1P2/1P3P2/4N2P/1BK3R1 w - - 7 23[/fen]
    This is hardly clear cut for white and black certainly has chances.

    h4 - h5 seems the most logical plan. The black N can get itself decently posted on f5 although I don't think I'd offer to exchange a N for the white B as if the board can be closed down and the white B made bad the 2Ns will be better than N&B.

    So whites plan must be to open things up and create lines for the B whereas black wants to get those white Ps on white squares and then cause havoc with his Ns.
  12. 04 Apr '08 11:58
    I would definitely not play h4-h5, or even aim to play that. First of all, it simply loses the h-pawn if carried out without preparation. Secondly, if you make some preparatory moves (like Ng3) it takes too long and black can start a massacre on the queenside with a5, b5 etc.

    I would play Kb2-c3 or Be4 (in no particular order) and then move the rooks over to the a-file. Ofcourse this all depends on whether black will try to break open the queenside as soon as possible or not.