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It seems that, for tactical reasons, White is going to have to give up material to stop Black's attack with best play from both sides. That seems to be why the evaluation is so in favor of Black. After move 16, White owns the e-file and maybe even the 7-rank. Not really. After 16...Qd5, White must defend the mate threat somehow, and Black can then play a ...


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White's actually quite close to busted in that position after 16...Qd5. Of the two points you bring up, note that White doesn't actually control the e-file because Black is ready to play a rook to e8 and drive White's major pieces away. The knight on g5 looks good, but it's also vulnerable to being kicked by ...h6 and it's not threatening anything yet. ...


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c rook is blacks worst piece. Bh6 does little to activate c rook whereas moving the knight immediately starts f rook and once that moves the c rook comes too. And I was surprised to see in solution how quickly it does activate, amazing. Also Bh6 seems dodgy as may be tactical checks onto the now open black king diagonal king and black does have weak pawn. ...


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