|Tue Nov 4 2003 5:12PM | edited: 5:25:18 | MsgID: 267611|
27...Nc2+? loses to 28.Kd2
Our only chances are 27...Nxb5 or 27...Qf4. See my last posts for evaluations.
27...Nxb5 will involve us in an ending with Queens.
27...Qf4 will involve us in an ending without queens.
Both lines White should win, but it's hard to decide which one is harder for White to win.
27.Nb5± Qf4 [27...Nxb5 28.Bxb5 Rad8 (28...Rf5 29.Bc4+- Qd6 30.Qe3 Raf8 31.Rd2 Rf3 32.Rxf3 exf3 33.Qe6+ Kg7+-; 28...Rf7 29.Bc4–+ Qd6 30.Qe3+-) 29.Bc4 Qd6 30.Qe3 e5 31.Kf1 Rf4 32.Rd2 Rdf8+- (maybe not easy for White to win))] 28.Qg3 Nxe2 29.Kxe2+- Qf6 30.Nc3 Qa6+ 31.Ke1 Qxa5 32.Qe5 Rf7 33.Kf1 Qa6+ 34.Kg2 Qd6 35.Qxd6 exd6 36.Nxe4 Rd8 (also maybe not easy for White to win) 37.Ra3 b6 38.h4 h6 39.Rg1 Kg7 40.Kh2 Re7 41.Re3 Rf8 42.f3 [42.Rgg3 Rf4 43.Nxd6 Rxh4+ 44.Kg2 Rxe3 45.Rxe3 Rd4 46.Re5 Kf6 47.Re6+ Kg7 48.Ne8+ Kf7 49.Re5 a5 50.Kg3 Rd2 51.Nd6+ Kf6 52.Nc4 Rd3+ 53.Re3 Rxd5 54.Nxb6 Rd2] 42...Re5 43.Rd1 Rd8 44.Kg3 Rd7+-
I think 27...Nxb5 (NxN) is our best try.
Regards, Bro. Rick