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- - By Hamster (**) [at] Date 2013-05-09 16:40
I made a mistake and played a Caro Kann Mainline (badly?) against a "weaker" (lower Elo of about 1800) opponent to win a game in a positional manner. Sadly, it was enough for him to use Komodo5 for about 2 minutes per move (that is my guess looking at his moves) to get in the following
drawn position.

3r1rk1/p4pp1/1pp1pb1p/8/1PqPR2P/2PN4/PRQ2PP1/6K1 b - - 0 26




Is there anything that Black can do to try to win such a position?  Start an attack on the king somehow?
How much drop in the evaluation is reasonable to risk for making the game more complicated (dropping from +0,00 to +0,20?)?
Maybe use Om's Stockfish with aggressive settings to get into some wild position?
Or is it all too late?
Parent - By Bloodbane (**) [fi] Date 2013-05-09 17:26
There's absolutely no way to start an attack on the king, and the only chance i see to do anything about the position is e5 or c5(not now obviously), and c5 just seems bad as it creates weaknesses and opens lines for White, while e5 is most likely never going to happen, and even if it did it would lead to massive trades on e5. So, it's a draw.
Parent - By Weirwindle (***) [us] Date 2013-05-10 15:33 Edited 2013-05-10 15:38
If you were really looking for a way to keep this game going, I would have tried
something like this.

26... a5 27. bxa5 bxa5 28. g3 Rb8 29. Nc5 Qd5 30. Rb3 Rxb3 31. Qxb3 Be7 32.
Re5 Qf3 33. Ne4 Qg4
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