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  1. 16 Nov '12 16:38 / 3 edits
    gentle reader take a moment to ponder the position, evaluate. White to move, what
    would you play?

    Zhukova v Koneru


  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    16 Nov '12 18:06 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    gentle reader take a moment to ponder the position, evaluate. White to move, what
    would you play?

    Zhukova v Koneru
    [fen]2bqr1k1/5rn1/n2p1bp1/pNpPpp1p/P1P1P3/5PP1/2QBBN1P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

    [pgn][Event "FIDE WCh Women World Cup"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk RUS"] [Date "2012.11.15"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Zhukova, Natalia"] [Black "Koneru, Hump 40.Rg8+ Ke7 41.R3g7+ Kd6 42.Rxa7 Be4+ 43.Rg2 1-0[/pgn]
    Bxa5 obviously.

    P.S. I was right!
  3. 16 Nov '12 21:14
    Wow, that comes out of nowhere.
  4. 16 Nov '12 22:52
    Originally posted by HikaruShindo
    Wow, that comes out of nowhere.
    this is some tournament, three of the very top seeds gone already!
  5. 16 Nov '12 23:03
    Originally posted by HikaruShindo
    Wow, that comes out of nowhere.
    thats what i thought when i first looked at it, but in retrospect its seems perfectly obvious, the deflection of the queen, the position of the two rooks.
  6. 17 Nov '12 01:06
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Bxa5 obviously.

    P.S. I was right!
    But why would you play such a move? The exchange is bishop and knight for rook and two pawns. Genrally speaking this is considered equal. Looking at this OTB why would one choose this line over another? What are the other factors that one should consider in the position?
    Bxa5 - I'm not even sure that is the best move. Sure it may be cute and worthy of analysis - but in general I like the two pieces instead of the Rook and two pawns...psychologically speaking of course :>😉
  7. 17 Nov '12 01:43
    I think you forget the monster passer on d6?
  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    17 Nov '12 02:20
    Originally posted by kbear1k
    But why would you play such a move? The exchange is bishop and knight for rook and two pawns. Genrally speaking this is considered equal. Looking at this OTB why would one choose this line over another? What are the other factors that one should consider in the position?
    Bxa5 - I'm not even sure that is the best move. Sure it may be cute and worthy of analy ...[text shortened]... like the two pieces instead of the Rook and two pawns...psychologically speaking of course :>😉
    Correct! Psychology does play a part in my playing such a move. Perhaps psychology also played a part in this woman playing that move as well. The position is put up for one to find the move. In such a situation, I look for a tactical shot and I only see one and so I play it. Simple as that.
  9. 17 Nov '12 02:29
    Originally posted by HikaruShindo
    I think you forget the monster passer on d6?
    yes, its positionally sound! thats what i was thinking as well 😀
  10. 17 Nov '12 02:31
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Correct! Psychology does play a part in my playing such a move. Perhaps psychology also played a part in this woman playing that move as well. The position is put up for one to find the move. In such a situation, I look for a tactical shot and I only see one and so I play it. Simple as that.
    oh plueeeeeze, spout this psychological jive talk elsewhere, you are a fan of Fischer, 'I
    am not interested in psychology, i am interested in good moves'.
  11. 17 Nov '12 04:46
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