Monday, February 8, 2010

White to Move: What would you play?

10 comments:

Pat Rat said...

Im not positive but I think the answer is...
1.Qg4+ kh7, 2.Qg7+ Qxg7, 3.hxg7 Rxf1+, 4.Rxf1 Rxf1+, 5.Kxf1 Kxg7. White sacs a pawn but white gets ride of the nasty mess and is left with a pawn up in the endgame.

if 1...Kh7, 2.Qg7+ Qxg7, 3.hxg7+ Kxg7, 4.Rxf2 and white is a rook up.

If I am correct let me know.

Christian said...

How about the simple Bg2?

Tora said...

maybe 1.Qg4+ kh7, 2.Be4+ ... winning a rook for a bishop.

Pat Rat said...

yes tora i dont think youd get a rook with the bishop but you will get a a hung rook for a pawn. it would force blacks king to h8. forcing a trade of queens.

Gary said...

There is probably a few lines after 1.Qg4+ Kh7 2.Be4+ Rf5, there is the immediate 3.Bxf5+ exf5 4.Qf4 and white can have a comfortable game up 2 pawns and the exchange; but Bxf5+ exf5 Qf4 will basically come either way.

Or there is the possibility of something like 1.Qg4+ Kh7 2.Be4+ Rf5 3.Rae1 Kxh6 4.Bxf5 exf5 5.Qh4+ Qh5 6.Qf4+ Qg5 7.Qxc7 Qg6 8.Qxa7 where white is now up 3 pawns and the exchange, if this line indeed happened.

ßetas said...

Im thinking Bg2 is going to give yout he best results here

ßetas said...

Actually scratch that Bg2. forcing the queen trade would be beter.

Michal M. said...

According to me best is Qg4+ which in the worst case eventually wins the rook in exchange for bishop.

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jamesjohnston said...

H7