Thread: Move 36 & 37
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Old 2014-07-21, 14:26   #7
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[QUOTE=WMHalsdorf;378662]If 37... Nb3 then 38. Ra6 threatening 39. Be6+[/QUOTE]
That is very interesting too, but after 38...Rg7 he defends the pawns and we are in the same situation, we either do Ra7, Kf7 and we repeat the position, or we move the bishop. So, let's concentrate in moving the bishop :razz: Still can't take that pawn immediately.

They can defend the pawn right now, with either Nb3 or Nc4.

Nc4 is bad because after Bf1, they must move the horse, d2 or e3 does not work as our bishop is defended by the king, so the pawn is lost for free, and we get an unblocked pawn. This is sure win for us.

So, Nc3 is left, and here Bf1-Bc4 is shadowed by Nd2, we need to move the bishop and they can bring Bb4. Then we can't take that pawn so easy. [edit: I mean 37...Nc3 38 Bf1 Kf6 39 Ra6+ Kg7 40 Bc4 Nd2 41 B somewhere or R defends B, ten Bb4, and we have some trouble. Moving 38 Ra6 doesn't help, as said above, after Kg7 we are in the same position and have to move the bishop or repeat. Repeating moves is not in our advantage right now].

It should be better if we can attack the horse from a position where black can't threat the white bishop, like from [U]d1[/U], or [U]d5[/U]. But d5 is difficult to reach, if Bg2, then Ke6 and we lose them.

Therefore, the remaining variant is also how we win:
37...Nb3 38 [B]Bg4![/B] (threatening Bd1!). Now, if 38... Kf6 (threatening to fork the rock with Bc5) then 39 Ra6+ Kg7, seems like the same story, but after 40 Bd1, black loses the pawn, and the game.

So, we won. This game is played, as I said. :smile:

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