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Old 2013-12-02, 23:19   #10
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It's not that I thought 16 Nxe5 is necessarily better ... it's that I wanted to explore it more. Now that we have explored 16 Nxe5 I, too, prefer 16 fxe5

[QUOTE=LaurV;360918]< snip >

For 16 fxe5, I think Nxe5 is their best reply.[/QUOTE]Maybe, but we could try a pawn sac:

17 Bf4

which threatens to win the Exchange:

Not 17 ... Nxd3?? 18 Bxb8

If instead 17 ... Nxf3+?? 18 Bxf3 then Black loses either the Exchange or a bishop (18 ... Bxf3 19 Bxb8 or if 18 ... R/b moves 19 Bxb7)

Best for Black may be 17 ... N7c6

Then it could go: 18 d4 Nxf3+ 19 Bxf3 e5 (if R moves 20 dxc5) 20 Bxc6+ Bxc6 21 Bxe5 Bxe5 22 dxe5

But this could just lose a pawn for nothing, so after 16 fxe5 Nxe5, safer might be 17 Bxc5
or 17 Nxe5 Bxe5 18 Bxc5

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16 fxe5 - 5
16 Nxe5 - 1

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