photophore wrote on 04/15/08 at 09:07:20:

My analysis goes on : 12 Rad1 Re8 13 Bd3 Qh5 14 Ne4 and Black finds the unexpected 14...Nf5 after what 15 Neg5 h6 16 Bxf5 hxg5 17 g4 Qh6

18 h4 Nxe5 19 Rd5 , and White wins the Bishop , but at the expense of

3 Pawns

It's truly hard for a "winning" game !

I have had some problems with font!

After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.OO dxc3 8.Qb3 Qf6 9.e5 Qg6 10.Nxc3 Ne7 11.Ba3 OO 12.Rad1 and Black can try:

A) 12 ... b5

!? (Zukertort variation)

A1) 13.Nxb5 Re8 (13 ... Rb8 14.Bxe7! [14.Qa4 is better] Nxe7 -/+ W.Paulsen-Zukertort, Leipzig, 1877) 14.Bd3 Qh5 15.Bxe7 (15.Be4 Rb8 Qa4 a6 17.Na7 unclear) 15 ... Nxe7 16.Qa4 (16.Nbd4 Bb6!) 16 ... Nc6 17.Be4 followed by Na3 is unclear

A2) 13.Bd3 Qh5 (13 ... Qg4! 14.h3 Qe6 15.Nd5 b4 16.Bxh7! Kh8 17.Ng5 +- Young-Zukertort, 1872) 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.Qxd5 b4! 16.Bb2 Rb8 (16 ... Bb7

!?) Taylor-Zukertort, 1872

B) 12 ... a6 (Anderssen variation) 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.Bxd5 (14.Rxd5

!?) Riemann-Anderssen, Breslau, 1874

C) 12 ... Bb6 13.Bd3

!? (13.Nd5

?! Nxd5 14.Bxd5 Re8 -/+; 13.Rfe1

?! Na5!) 13. Qh5 14. Ne4 with the idea 15.h3, 16.Ng3 White is better because the Queen side is not developed and the attack on the castling is very active.

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12... Re8 13 Bd3 Qh5 14 Ne4 Nxe5?! (14... Nf5 is a better move)

15.Nxe5 Qxe5 16.Bb2 Qe6 17.Qa4! Bb6 18.Ng5 is good for White