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  1. 27 May '06 08:46
    if it had been played to a finish? and why?

    Game 1835059
  2. 27 May '06 09:40
    23.e6+ looks winning for white
  3. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    27 May '06 15:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    23.e6+ looks winning for white
    yip, he'd be another rook up two moves later.(rook bishop exchange, anyway)
  4. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    27 May '06 17:20 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    yip, he'd be another rook up two moves later.(rook bishop exchange, anyway)
    Bxa7 Rf8
    Bb6 Rc8
    Qd6+ Ke8
    Bc5
  5. 27 May '06 17:39
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Bxa7 Rf8
    Bb6 Rc8
    Qd6+ Ke8
    Bc5
    I don't think so. After 23.Bxa7 follows Qf5 24.Qd6+ (24.QxQ gxQ would favour black, despite one pawn less, but with open g-file and two connected passed pawns) Ke8 and if Qc5, then f6 and black still has defensive chances.

    23.e6! is stronger and pretty forced:

    a) Bxe6 24.Bb6+ and mate in a few moves

    b) fxe6 24.Qg7+ Kc8 25.Rb1! wins

    c) Kc7 24.Qe7+ Kb8 25.Rb1 wins

    d) Kc8 24.e7! Rde8 25.Rfe1 and now
    - Rhg8 26.Qd6 with the threat Be5 wins
    - Kd7 26.Be5 wins