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Old 2014-03-13, 13:55   #7
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[QUOTE=WMHalsdorf;368884]24. Bf4 Rb6 or Ra8[/QUOTE]Not 24 ... Rb6 25 Bc7 and the rook is not merely Embarrassed -- it's Exchanged. But we must not let Black distract us at this moment: 25 ... Nxd4?! 26 Bxb6 (NOT 26 cxd4?? Bxd4+).

[QUOTE=LaurV;368866]< snip > This looks terrible for black, after 25 Ne4.[/QUOTE]Just to be clear, [B]23 exf6 Bxf6 24 Bxh6 Rf7 25 Ne4
[quote]They lose at least a figure.[/quote]If 25 ... Nd5 26 Nd6+ Ke7 27 Nxf7 Kxf7 28 Bxd5 exd5 29 Bg5 (and the B/f6 is pinned)

[quote]Better (for black) would be 24...Rh8, where we can exchange the bishops and we take another pawn in e6.[/quote][B]23 exf6 Bxf6 24 Bxh6 Rh8 25 Rxf6 Rxh6 26 Nxe6 Rh8 [/B](to prevent 27 Rf8+ Kd7 28 Nc5+ Kd6 (if ... Kc7 29 Na6+) 29 Rf6+ Kc7 30 Na6+ Kb6 (and now the N/c6 is pinned) 31 Nxb8 or 30 ... Kb7 (and now the N/c6 is pinned the other way) 31 Nxb8 Kxb8 32 Bxc6 and we still haven't developed our N and R on our first rank)

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