Opening the h-file ...

1/9/2011 – ... in front of your own king is something you should always think at least twice about. Here Black had just snatched a pawn with 23...Qh6xh4, intending to answer 24.Rh3 (diagram) with 24...Qxc4+ and after 25.Kg1 to get out of the affair with 25...g6 26.Qf6 Be7. How would you judge the situation after that? This ... A)... wins for White; B)... is good for Black; C)... leads to balanced play. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Opening the h-file in front of your own king is something you should always think at least twice about. Here Black had just snatched a pawn with 23...Qh6xh4, intending to answer 24.Rh3 (diagram) with 24...Qxc4+ and after 25.Kg1 to get out of the affair with 25...g6 26.Qf6 Be7. How would you judge the situation after that? This ...

A)... wins for White;
B)... is good for Black;
C)... leads to balanced play.

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