White to move! How should white proceed?
Black’s focus on e1 with White’s back rank issue gives Black a strong advantage unless White can diffuse things.
The sequence 1. Rxe7 Rxe7 2. Bxf6 gxf6 3. Qg4+ followed by 4. Qxa4 & 5. Kf1 is a nice way to snag Black’s knight and calm things down.
- Rxe7 Rxe7
- Bxf6 gxf6
- Qg4+ Kf8
- Qxa4 Qxa4
- Nxa4 Rae8
In my opinion it is a draw