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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Mamedyarov (2766) - Le Quang Liem (2705), 2013, rapid chess
White to move

a) Try to find Shakhryar's idea, i.e., the best continuation for White
b) Challenge: evaluate the position

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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 14:37 20 2013 .
f5 ?
2. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 22:03 20 2013 .
b) I'd say that the white pieces are still very slightly more active and the black pieces somewhat uncoordinated. Most significantly, the black king is still in the centre. I think this is the determining feature as after, say: 1. Kh1 0-0 black seems fine and about to improve his pieces. Further more, the Bc1 is still stuck. Therefore: 
a) 1. f5 
This was first just a hunch, but it seems either captures is really bad (but I moved the pieces): 
1. ... exf5 2. e6! Ne5 (seems safest) 3. exf7+ Kxf7 4. Bxf5 (a pseudo sacrifice opening up the king with a big initiative.  
1. ...gxf5 2. Nxe6 fxe6 3. Qh5 + Kf8 4. Bh6+ Kg8 5. Bxf5 and this shoudl even win. 
1. ...0-0 since white can't take, he should either castle into security or try to bolster e6. 2. f6 seems interesting enough though complicated after the next few forced moves: 2... Bc5 3. Nxc5 Nxc5 4. Bc4. This might be the best for either side. 
1. ...Nc7 The defensive option, but after 2. fxe6 Nxe5 3. exf7+ Nxf7 4. Bc4 Black still has chance for an attack.

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