Originally posted by Ramned
White to move.
(A) Who is BETTER off? [b]Justify with possible lines.
(B) Identify whether or not this position is possible and justify.[/b]
a) White has a Rook and Bishop for the Queen [slight material disadvantage], and Black's Na8 is out of play and his pieces are more passive. I'm inclined to like white, but I'm not fully sure how I'd continue. Probably 1.Be6+ Kh7 2.e5, with the idea that a Rook enters on the 7th if black takes.
b) The position is possible in the sense that it is legal. Black made at least two pawn captures [exf6 and fxg6], but white is missing 4 units. White made at least 2 pawn captures [f3xe4xd5], but black is missing 5 units.