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Thursday, 05 January 2012
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Who is better in this position? Please support your opinion with variations.

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1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 18:36 05 2012 .
 
 
Black are better
I'd play Qxb2. It capture a strong rook threats mate and keeps the white queen under fire: 
 
Qxb2 Qxe8+ Nxe8 Rxb2 Nxb2 and black is a piece up 
other replies : 
Qxb2 Nf7+ Kg8 and Rxb2 is impossible because mate in 1, while the white queen remains under fire... 
 
I'm 1381 so I'd glad to have other advices ;) 
 
Cheers from Belgium
 
2. Written by Andrey on 21:21 05 2012 .
 
 
Black are better
Natalia, it is really bad to repeat myself but I really like your 'Tactics' section :) 
 
It is not hard to spot 1..Qxc2 with every possible threat but it seem to fail against 2. Qxe8+: 
 
1.. Qxc2?! 2. Qxe8+!? Nxe8 3. Rxc2 Nxd6  
2. Rxc2? Nxb5 -+ 
 
Here I was thinking about R + N vs B + N + N endgame, but to my biggest surprise, I've discovered (after setting up the board :( ) that Ne5 and Rc2 are attacked simultaneously.  
 
4. Nf7+ (moving rook is not good for any reason) Kg8 (4..Nxf7 5. Rc8+ Bf8 6. Rxf8+ leaves Black with N + N vs R + pawns -- i will not bet on any horse in this race) 5. Nxd6 Nxc2 and black has extra bishop but only two pawns... 
 
Looks like it would be rather hard to convert it... And N + B vs N is dead draw, should White succeed in their 'sell 5 for 2' affair.
 
3. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 13:36 06 2012 .
 
 
better of black
QXc2, Rxc2, Nxb5,......... :roll
 

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