interesting position from SSDF

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interesting position from SSDF

Post by jdart » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:32 pm

From a recent match Arasan 21.2 - Komodo Dragon:

Black has just offered a pawn with .. b5. If White takes, he can get two minors for a Rook after 1. Bxb5 Rxc3 2. Rd7 Qe8 3. Rxb7.

Arasan took the pawn (Bxb5) and lost. The longer-term consequences of the pawn capture are foreseeable, but you have to go quite far into the PV before it starts to look bad for White.

Best move appears to be Ne5.

The game:

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