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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 20 Nov '06 12:36
    1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qd8xd5 3. Nb1c3 Qd5a5 4. d4 Ng8f6 5. Ng1f3 Bc8g4
    6. h3 Bg4h5 7. Bf1c4 e6 8. Bc1d2 Bf8b4 9. a3 Bb4xc3 10. Bd2xc3 Qa5b6
    11. Qd1e2 O-O 12. g4 Bh5g6 13. Nf3e5 Bg6e4 !?

    I was playing as white
    Can u give the best move for white.I had to spend around 10 minutes to calculate the variations and find the best move here.It 's quite tricky
  2. 20 Nov '06 12:38
    can you put it on a board, or if some kind soul is reading could they, I don't know how to
  3. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    20 Nov '06 13:37 / 1 edit
    Let's try this:



    Edit: I love WinBoard.
  4. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    20 Nov '06 15:07
    At a glance I'd play f3 and castle long... ?
    Can't see anything wrong with that.
  5. 20 Nov '06 15:18
    Maybe 14.g5 Bxh1 15.gxf6 gxf6 16.Ng4
  6. 20 Nov '06 15:23
    White's development advantage has to be exploited as fast as possible, before black can catch up. The exchange sac g5 looks very strong to me. If Bxh1 gxf6, I don't see how black can defend against the long castling coming as well as the queen. All white's pieces are active against a shattered castle structure. And if black declines the sac with Nc6, hoping to exchange some pieces, then f3 wins a piece.
  7. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    20 Nov '06 15:24
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Maybe 14.g5 Bxh1 15.gxf6 gxf6 16.Ng4
    Wow! Nice!
  8. 20 Nov '06 15:47
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Maybe 14.g5 Bxh1 15.gxf6 gxf6 16.Ng4
    Or even better 16.O-O-O! (threatens 17.Rg1+ and 18.Qg4 with mate in 2.). Can't see a satisfactory continuation for Black.
  9. 20 Nov '06 16:07
    Originally posted by ilywrin
    Or even better 16.O-O-O! (threatens 17.Rg1+ and 18.Qg4 with mate in 2.). Can't see a satisfactory continuation for Black.
    Good point. I'd overlooked that the g-file was open after 15.gxf6 gxf6. That seems like a pretty convincing line.
  10. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    20 Nov '06 16:35
    presuming black plays gxf6 of course, which is dreadful for black!
  11. 20 Nov '06 17:30
    G5 for me
  12. 20 Nov '06 18:59
    Good one Fat Lady. I don't think anything can top that (if you include the Rg1+ etc.)
  13. 21 Nov '06 04:32
    yeah right g5 followed by continuation given by ilywrin.
    all of u r so good in tactics!!