17 ( +1 | -1 ) I wonderwhat happens after Bd7? If RxB, Rb7 would seem to be decisive. But I am tired as I write this and could be hallucinating. Is this a problem or a position from actual play?
49 ( +1 | -1 ) Yes...White can obviously win from here since the material is enough for mating, but I guess that wasn't what you wanted to know. So what you ask for is if white can win with best possible play from black isn't it??? Sorry if I was marking words...
The answer to the question you really want to know is that with my little knowledge in the game of chess that it's possible, but I wont tell how it's done since I guess that it's a game that you're still playing isn't it?!?
100 ( +1 | -1 ) Perhaps a solution...Since I can't see that you have an active game with this position I will tell you what I see with my little limited knowledge of chess. The first you have to do is to stop the mate threat black has after Bf5+,g4(forced),hxg4# or Bxg4. After analyzing the position I think 1.Bc4+ looks strong for a start. If the answer will be 1...Ke7 Then 2.Rb7+. From here I can't see a clear way to play though.
Muppymans suggestion seems to be a trap if you look it up in a program though cause after 1.Bd7 1...Rxd7 2.Rb7 just as the suggestion says black can play 2...Bf5+ (3.g4 will only lose one more pawn for white after 3...hxg4) So all left for white would be 3.Kg2 followed up by the fork (doublethreat) 3... Be4+ and white has lost his rook for a bishop and the game is lost for white.
After looking up with a program I'm a little unsure if white can actually win the game. With best play from a chess program it seem to be possible though even it will be a hard fought win.
21 ( +1 | -1 ) magnusI appreciate your comments but I am at a loss to understand how white can play 3.g4 when white does not have a g pawn according to the information given by ecob. white's pawns are on a6, h4, f3. Am I reading that wrong???