Flawless performance

by Oliver Reeh
5/5/2017 – 21.Nf6! in the diagram position is a good idea since the knight cannot be captured. But how to continue if Black declines the sacrifice with 21...h6 then? Try to reproduce GM Markus Ragger's model attack from the Bundesliga - with splendid moves galore ...

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ChessBase Magazine #177 (April/Mai)

The editor’s top ten: 

1. Finally winning Wijk! Wesley So presents his game against Wojtaszek and explains why victory in the classic tournament in the Netherlands was so important to him. 
2. An “oddball” idea: Levon Aronian explains how with 8.Na3 in the Catalan he achieved a brilliant win against Giri.
3. French aggression: attack together with Simon Williams "Move by Move“ – just like Ju Wenjun did in her victory over Hou Yifan!
4. Spanish temptation: let Rainer Knaak show you how to entice your opponent into the 7.Ng5 trap with 6...d7-d6.
5. “Raving Rooks”: along with Oliver Reeh light some tactical fireworks with double threats and multi-purpose moves (interactive video).
6. For and against the Bogo-Indian: GM Postny sums up the trends of recent years and shows you what is at present recommended.
7. „Portuguese Scandinavian“: let Petra Papp show you how best to meet the gambit 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4.
8. A "mad way to win“: Anish Giri explains how he got Andreikin into trouble with the Scotch and what brilliant engine move he missed at the end.
9. Fantastically shattered: enjoy Rapport's brilliancy against So in Daniel King’s video analysis.
10. Surprise in the Queen’s Indian: let top Swiss player Yannick Pelletier unravel Aronian's 9.Be1 (video).
 

 

 

 



Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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Frozen_Princess Frozen_Princess 5/8/2017 02:13
Very nice and tactical position. Thanks to Oliver Reeh for such a fantastic position!
Gwaihir Gwaihir 5/5/2017 11:40
22. Rd4 also looks crushing. For example, 22...Be7 23. Rh4! Bxc5 (23...Rd8 24. Rc1 is also winning for White) 24. Qg5 followed by 25. Rxh6+.
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