Why is this position evaluated so?

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:59 pm

What trade?

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:05 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What trade?


You have played .. Bg7, your opponent plays Bh6, or the other way round. You either then play Bxh6 yourself, or allow them to play Bxg7.

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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:46 am

Why is Black's position evaluated as winning in:
[FEN "8/pp3pkp/8/8/n1Pp3P/5PK1/P5P1/5B2 w - - 0 34"] [SetUp "1"] * with White to move, even though pawns are at both sides and the center is not closed?

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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:49 am

Not really sure to be honest. The knight is good and the d pawn obviously rather dangerous but winning?

Seems rather strong really. You'd expect quite a bit of analysis backing it up in a book.

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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:52 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Not really sure to be honest. The knight is good and the d pawn obviously rather dangerous but winning?


I'd suspect there's a line where Black wins the a pawn by force. But as suggested, concrete lines needed.

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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:00 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Not really sure to be honest. The knight is good and the d pawn obviously rather dangerous but winning?

Seems rather strong really. You'd expect quite a bit of analysis backing it up in a book.

I found this position in a game analysis in Megaa database . Chessbase gave this position a "-+"!

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Re: Why is this position evaluated so?

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:40 am

Ah. I get the impression that you often don't need the same sort of evidence for doing that as you'd ask of a book :)

If it is -+ then it definitely isn't trival - sillicon not universally great in endings but Stockfish's immediate evaluation is that white is up half a pawn after Kf4. The tactics to do with Nc5/d4,d3,d2 etc seem to work out fine for white and it isn't obvious what else black can do.


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