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  1. 17 Mar '10 05:02 / 1 edit
    Ok so I'm playing white here, and this position came up.
    who's better here? I got behind in material, but found a few resources and eventually black timed out and I won.Black has a Rook and a pawn for a bishop, up 3 points on the classical material scale, but I have more pressure against his king than he does mine, and e3 can't be touched because then g6 falls. if Rf6, then e4 "defends" the weak e3 square while threatening pawn f5. I think I'm better here, can someone show me what i'm missing?



    Edit: maybe black's best shot comes from the opposite side of the board with ...b5 ... if Qxb5 the Qxe3 looks better for black, if cxb5 then Qxa2+ is good for black, and i haven't figured out what happens if white simply ignores black's move!
  2. 17 Mar '10 05:28 / 1 edit
    1. ... Qg4 doesn't look bad for black. Or am I missing something terribly obvious?

    1. ... b5 2. Rxh5 seems to give you some compensation.
  3. 17 Mar '10 05:33
    can you post the whole game?
  4. 17 Mar '10 06:06
    Qg4 is good and by force [ 1... Qg4 2. Qxg4 hxg4 3. Rh4 Rxe3 4. Rxg4 ]creates the following position:


    I'm pretty sure I'd want to play black here.
  5. 17 Mar '10 07:36
    k thanks guys, i think Qg4 would have been best for black. completely missed it (but then I wasn't expecting to have to crawl out of a material deficit early. no, I don't have the whole game, sorry.
  6. 17 Mar '10 12:59
    I began by wrongly looking at the position with white to move, and even then Rxh5 seems losing after Rh8

    Black is clearly winning as black to play, as rightly posted. Qg4 forces a queen swap (as retreating the queen to b5 would lose the rook to Qxg2+) and any hopes of counterplay sparked by ideas of bishop, rook and queen traps are gone
  7. 17 Mar '10 13:08
    The queen would probably go to d5 with the hope of keeping tricks alive but black would be clearly winning.
  8. 17 Mar '10 13:15
    Fair play, i missed Qd5. Probably the best bet of squeezing some tactics out of the situation
  9. 18 Mar '10 02:33
    It threatens nothing, though. Black can simply take the e-pawn.
  10. 18 Mar '10 03:18
    Originally posted by Big Orange Country
    Ok so I'm playing white here, and this position came up.
    who's better here? I got behind in material, but found a few resources and eventually black timed out and I won.Black has a Rook and a pawn for a bishop, up 3 points on the classical material scale, but I have more pressure against his king than he does mine, and e3 can't be touched because ...[text shortened]... or black, and i haven't figured out what happens if white simply ignores black's move!
    You're winning as the other guy is about to time out. 😕
    Other than that you're screwed Bro. 🙂