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Old 2014-02-22, 18:06   #18
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[QUOTE=LaurV;367544]I think I will play Nc5 now[/quote]Fine.
[quote]cut deeper into their wounds while they are already in the sink hole :razz:[/QUOTE]Few would think of that combination.

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If 21 ... Ra8 or Rb6, Black would be indicating reluctance to move the B, so we could do something other than 22 Nxa6 immediately, because the B/a6 probably won't run away if it's already passed that up once.

We could then play 22 Bd2 (I've seen the light about ... bxc3, Bxc3 now, LaurV!) & 23 Ne3 first, then 24 Nxa6 & 25 Nxc4. Of course, I've skipped Black moves 22 and 23 there, so have to consider what Black could do on 22 and 23 to prevent (not just delay, such as ... bxc3) 25 Nxc4.

22 ... h5 and 23 ... Bh6, that's what.
[b]21 ... Ra8 (or Rb6) 22 Bd2 h5 23 Ne3 Bh6 24 Nxa6 Bxe3+ 25 Bxe3 Rxa6[/b]

So, attack c4 a different way: 22 Rf2, 23 Bf1, 24 Nxa6, 25 Bxc4
What can Black do on 22 and 23 to prevent (not just delay) 25 Bxc4?

21 ... Ra8, then bring over the other knight with 22 ... Nc8 and 23 ... Nb6 -- except for our 23 Bxc6+ interruption of [i]that[/i] scheme.

Oh, here it is:

[b]21 ... Bb7 22 Rf2 Nd5 23 Bd2 a5 24 Bf1 Nb6 25 Ne3 Bh6[/b] but we've succeeded in bringing two attacking pieces to bear on c4 versus one defender. [b]26 Nxc4[/b]. We got it.

Then maybe :-) 26 ... Bxd2 27 Nd6+ Ke7 28 Rxd2 Ba8 29 Na6 Rd8 30 Bb5 Na7 ... and I don't know what.
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