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  1. 23 Sep '08 03:46
    White to play and win from the final position. More info a bit later.

  2. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    23 Sep '08 07:34 / 2 edits
    After a 10 second look, fxe5 seems to look good followed by the Exchange sacrifice (i.e. RXe5 regardless of whether BXe5 or fxe5)
  3. 23 Sep '08 07:52
    Have only looked a few seconds, but Rxe5 springs to mind.
  4. 23 Sep '08 09:33
    Originally posted by Dragon Fire
    After a 10 second look, fxe5 seems to look good followed by the Exchange sacrifice (i.e. RXe5 regardless of whether BXe5 or fxe5)
    I was looking at the same thing too. at the end, white should have 3 pawns + piece for the rook if I'm correct.
  5. 23 Sep '08 11:55
    What's the line after 1.fxe5 Bxe5 2.Rxe5 fxe5?
  6. 23 Sep '08 12:01
    Originally posted by DawgHaus
    What's the line after 1.fxe5 Bxe5 2.Rxe5 fxe5?
    That would be a gross blunder because of 3.Rd2.

    e.g.

    3. Rd2 Qxd2
    4. Qxe5+ Kh6
    5. Qf4+ Kh5
    6. Be2+ etc

    I keep trying to play the Rd2 sac in the other lines, but I can't find anything which works.

    I think the simple exchange sac must be the answer. White doesn't have a forced win, but all his pieces are wonderfully placed (his remaining rook will end up on d7).
  7. 23 Sep '08 12:39
    I assume you mean Rd7 - yes that looks like the most powerful followup. 3.Qxe5 also wins, which is what my opponent (Cinco) played.

    1.fxe5 Bxe5 2.Rxe5 fxe5 3.Rd7!! Qxd7 4.Qxe5+ Kf8 5.Qh8+ Ke7 6.Bf6+ Kd6 7.Qf8+ Kc6 8.Qc5#

    The game just ended; I've not yet checked this combination with a computer. Maybe there's a hole somewhere.

    Now comes the tricky part - where did I go wrong? At this point I suspect 6 ... d5.

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