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Insane chess - puzzle 2

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  • Insane chess - puzzle 2

    White to move.
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  • #2
    You didn't get that one, did you?
    One line goes like this:

    position after 1. a4 Nxe5 2. a5 Qc7 3. b5 Qd7 4. a6 b6 5. c4 Bg7 6. c5 bxc5 7. b6 Rde8 8. bxa7 Qxa7 9. Qa4 Re7 10. Reb1 Kd8 11. Qa5+ Ke8 12. Rb6
    white is winning
    Last edited by stachu71; 05-21-2014, 08:43 PM.
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    • #3
      But there is a better defence:

      position after 1. a4 Nxe5 2. a5 Qc7 3. b5 Qd7 4. a6 b6 5. c4 f6 6. Be4 Ne7 7. c5 dxc5 8. Bxe5 fxe5 9. Qf3 Qc7 10. Rad1 Bg7 11. Qg4+ Kb8 12. Bf3 Rxd1 13. Rxd1 Rd8 14. Rxd8+ Qxd8 15. Qxg5 Qf8 16. Qg4 Kc7 17. Qe4 Qc8 18. Qxh7 Bf6 19. Qe4 Qb8 20. h4
      about equal
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      • #4
        I also think that 1.a4 dxe5 2.a5 Qc7 3.a6 b5 (or b6) is about equal?

        My fav is 1.c4 dxe5 2.c5 Qc7 3.Qg4 that is equal too or a very tiny pull for white.

        I do not see much insanity in this puzzle
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        • #5
          Originally posted by mrmip View Post
          I do not see much insanity in this puzzle
          If you skip the fact that white is a piece down and he's going to sacrifice 3 more pawns (depending on the scenario), then indeed there is none
          Originally posted by mrmip View Post
          My fav is 1.c4 dxe5 2.c5 Qc7 3.Qg4 that is equal too or a very tiny pull for white.
          One line goes like this:

          position after 1. c4 dxe5 2. c5 Qc7 3. Qg4 Nh6 4. Qf3 f6 5. c6 Nb6 6. Qxf6 Nxd5 7. Qe6+ Kb8 8. Bxe5 Bd6 9. Bxh8 Nf7 10. Bd4 Nf4 11. Qe4
          black is slightly better, he was able to generate some counter play. We're going to push both pawns (actually, three), but the order in which we do this is crucial, with 1. a4 being more forceful.
          Originally posted by mrmip View Post
          I also think that 1.a4 dxe5 2.a5 Qc7 3.a6 b5 (or b6) is about equal?
          As you correctly pointed out, 3..b5 would be the best defence for black, so we should disallow it
          One line goes like this:

          position after 1. a4 dxe5 2. a5 Qc7 3. b5 f6 4. b6 Qc5 5. a6 Qxb6 6. Rb1 Qa5 7. Bxb7+ Kc7 8. Qf3 Nd6 9. Qc6+ Kb8 10. c4 Qc7 11. Qf3 Nxc4 12. Rec1 Nd2 13. Be4+ Nxb1 14. Rxc7 Kxc7 15. Bxb1 Nc5 16. Bg3
          about equal, perhaps drawish now
          Last edited by stachu71; 05-26-2014, 05:46 PM.
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