Friday, 15 February 2008

The Hawk v RoW

After The Rest of the World played 13...Bd7,
The Hawk replied with 14 Bd3

What would you play for Black now?

See: http://www.chesslinksproject.btik.com/sh/documents/edititem.ikml?id=50505

...for further details!

4 comments:

Bill said...

Not sure what I'd play, but I had to investigate Nxc3, as i knew there was some idea that i wasn't seeing there.

14... Nxc3 15. O-O Ne4 16. Bxe4 Qxc5 (16... dxe4?? 17. Qxe4+ Kd8 (17... Be6 18. Nxe6
fxe6 (18... Rg8 19. Rad1) 19. Qxe6+ Kf8 20. Rad1 Rh7 21. Qd6+) (17... Kf8 18.
Qe5) 18. Qe5 {double attack on rooks}) 17. Qxc5 Bxc5 18. Bxd5 *

Turns out it just loses a pawn for black if he tried to keep the extra material!

I had to use fritz to find the 15. O-O move :(, very interesting idea !

Nxc3 looks bad after something like:

14...
Nxc3 15. O-O Qa4 (15... Ba4 16. b3 Bxc5 17. Rac1) 16. bxc3 Qxc2 17. Bxc2 Bxc5
18. Rfd1 *

Black ends up with a weak isolated D pawn that will fall sooner rather than later.

Sean Marsh said...

Thanks for the analysis and thoughts, Bill. I'll post the new moves tomorrow; perhaps we shall see your lines played out soon!

Bill said...

[Event "Budapest FS12 GM-A"]
[Date "2005.12.08"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Erdos, Viktor"]
[Black "Porat, Shi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2522"]
[BlackElo "2444"]
[EventDate "2005.12.03"]


14... Ba4 15. Qxa4+ Qxa4 16. Bb5+ Qxb5 17. Ndxb5 Rc8 18. Rc1 Rxc5 19. Ke2 Bxc3 20.
Nxc3 Nxc3+ 1/2-1/2

I guess I'm too late to vote, but I'd go for 14... Ba4 expecting to follow the game above.

I've joined the forum, looks interesting :)

Sean Marsh said...

Well we'll soon see if your analysis happens in real life, Bill - The Rest of the World has indeed plumped for 14...Nxc3 !