Problem p14852
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2012-06-21 13:25:09Garryback1679
2015-10-03 21:55:29Bisonratte1501
2017-10-07 00:58:27midn1ght1605
2017-10-08 22:08:10grom431821

2015-10-03 21:56:25Bisonratte1501stockfish says nothing about 3.Bh4, the natural move. after 3.Nfe5 i saw 3...h5 coming and had no idea what comes next. 
2017-10-07 03:58:13midn1ght1605@Bisonratte, both 3.Nfe5 and 3.Bh4 are initially about +0.7 according to the computer. But after 3.Nfe5 h5 4.Be2(!) Bg4 5.Bxg4 hxg4 6.Qxg4 fxg5 7.0-0-0, white is well ahead. The problem is Be2 can't be tested since Bd3 is also pretty good. 
2017-10-07 03:58:38midn1ght1605So I give 4 stars for complexity, but lack of clarity. 
2017-10-07 21:05:06Bisonratte1501@ midn1ght, u are right about 3...h5. better is 3...Qe7 4.Qh5+ Kd8 and white is a pawn up with initiative. But according to CTS the initial move must be better than 2 pawns. so, both moves 3.Nfe5 and 3.Bh4 are okay, but we have to decide which one is... 
2017-10-07 21:06:13Bisonratte1501... better than the other. that was my point, i guess. but believe it or not, now 2 years later i would prefer 3.Nfe5 
2017-10-08 22:11:08grom431821I think this must be a dual. But it is pretty (Nfe5 opening the d1-h5 diagonal, pinned f-pawn, etc). Easy to miss Bisonratte's initial point: 3.Bh4 is possible due to 3...dxc4? 4.QxQ+ then Bxf6+ to win. 

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