Originally posted by adam warlockSomething's wrong with the diagrams; in the first, white has only one Knight; in the second, he has two. My guess is Pf3 is supposed to be a Knight in the first diagram.
In a recent chess game I was playing black and achieved the following position (black to play):
[fen]r3k2r/ppp3p1/4qn2/2b1pp1p/2Pn2b1/P2P1P2/1P2B1PP/RNBQ1R1K b KQkq - 0 13[/fen]
What is your assessment of the position? What plans would you take as white and as black?
Me, as a patzer, I think that black is winning: white is underdeveloped in th ...[text shortened]... ctually ended by the way:
[fen]2k4r/ppp3p1/4q3/2b1p3/1PP3p1/P2P2K1/3Nn1P1/RNB5 w - -[/fen]
Originally posted by adam warlockI think if I were white I would resist the temptation to capture the Bishop and instead kick the Bc5 away with b4. I'd follow this up with Bb2, trying to trade off Black's nice N on d4.
Here it is as it should have been.
Originally posted by SwissGambitOk. But do you agree with my assessment that black is winning?
I think if I were white I would resist the temptation to capture the Bishop and instead kick the Bc5 away with b4. I'd follow this up with Bb2, trying to trade off Black's nice N on d4.
Originally posted by adam warlockAfter 14.Nb3 followed by 15.Be3, I don't think Black is quite winning yet. Sure, his position is better.
Ok. But do you agree with my assessment that black is winning?
I think that capturing the bishop is indeed taboo and opening up the h file really is asking for all kinds of trouble.
But this is what really happened in the game:
[pgn]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d3 Bg4 6.Be2 f5 7.c4 Qe6 8.a3 Nf6 9.Nfd2 Bc5 10.O-O h5 11.Kh1 Nd4 12.f3 ...[text shortened]... .Kh4 Nxf4+ 20.Kg3 Nxe2# 0-1[/pgn]
Edit: After taking my bishop I think that 15. g3 was best.