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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-12-23
 Inventor: Sydney  Schultz. Threatened Pawn Chess. Pawns start in threatened positions. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Kirill Kryukov wrote on 2005-02-19 UTCGood ★★★★
This array is fun, but it seems that white can win by 1.exf6. I can't find
a good defense for black. Rook at a8 is locked and can later be taken by
white bishop. In some variants the rook survives, but the black's
position is falling apart anyway. Black is a piece down, or lost rook and
some pawns for a bishop, or something similar in all lines. This is highly
tactical position, so it's difficult to say, too many possible variations.
Can anyone suggest how black should play after 1.exf6 ?

I enjoyed this variant anyway. It is also a good test for chess engines,
many go crazy in this position, especially those having too agressive
search extension on capture.

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