Test your IQ(P) II

12/30/2010 – Openings with isolated queen pawns often lead to dynamic play from the start. Sometimes even top grandmasters are not invulnerable to mistakes. In this position from the European Rapid Chess Championship, White's 13.Bg5 created the threat 14.Bxf6 followed by 15.Qxh7 mate. Which is the right move to counter this? A) 13... g6 B) 13... h6 C) 13... Nxe5 The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Test your IQ(P) II

Openings with isolated queen pawns often lead to most dynamic play from the very start in which sometimes even top grandmasters are not invulnerable to mistakes. In this position from the European Rapid Chess Championship, White's 13.Bg5 created the threat 14.Bxf6 followed by 15.Qxh7 mate. Which move is the right one to counter this?

A) 13... g6
B) 13... h6
C) 13... Nxe5

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