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  1. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    15 Jun '08 17:06 / 1 edit
    I just finished Game 5018607, and even though my opponent was rated relatively low, I thought it worked quite well. Obviously my opponent messed up, but what do you think about this line. Is Kf1 better than Kxf2?

    Edit: And as we have estabilished that Bxf7 is better for white, we dont even have to argue about that.
  2. 15 Jun '08 19:40
    Originally posted by clandarkfire
    ...Is Kf1 better than Kxf2?...
    Palkovi:
    6.Kxf2
    So White is undertaking the complications. The more common move, 6.Kf1, will be surveyed in the next line
    ...
    6...Nxe4+
    7.Kg1

    Relatively the best, after which the fight usually ends in perpetual check.
    (Then Palkovi gives the stem line)
    7...Qh4
    8.g3 Nxg3!
    9.Nxh8! d5
    10.Qe1
    etc

    .........

    6.Kf1
    For the time being White does not wish to go on a long journey with his king, but it's not going to be left in peace on f1, either, as after sacrificing his h8 rook Black will obtain a strong attack.
    (then gives stem line with much analysis)
    6...Qe7
    7.Nxh8 d5!
    8.exd5 Bg4!?

    or
    8...Nd4
    (& then it starts getting very complex!)