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Old 2014-01-23, 11:12   #15
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[QUOTE=WMHalsdorf;365205]If 18 ... bxa4 then 19. Nd2 Ba6 20. Rxa4 Bb5 21. Ra2 followed by Ne4[/QUOTE]Yummy.

Could Black at some point decide to sac a piece for our two advanced pawns?

From the position after 21 Ra2 above:

21 ... Bxe5 22 dxe5 Nxe5 23 Bf4 N7c6 24 Bxc6+ Bxc6 25 Bxe5
or 23 ... f6 24 Re1 N7c6 25 Bxc6+ Bxc6 26 Bxe5 fxe5 27 Rxe5

21 ... Nxe5 22 dxe5 Bxe5 23 Rxa5 B/e5 retreats somewhere (not 23 ... Nc6 24 Bxc6+ Bxc6 25 Rxe5) because of threats like 24 Re1 and 25 Bxh6 to win a pawn or 24 Nxc4 Bxc4 25 Rxe5 Bxf1 26 Kxf1 and White has two bishops for the rook (and 2 connected passers vs. only 1 passer for B).

(Now I'll go back to analyze possible Black sacs of piece for our d- and e-pawns earlier.)

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