The World Champion at work...

3/5/2010 – ... the German chess fans had the pleasure of watching at the last Bundesliga weekend in Heidelberg, when Vishy Anand's club OSG Baden-Baden had to acknowledge their first defeat of the season versus title contender Werder Bremen. This is his white game from Sunday. How would you assess the situation after 23...Qxe5? A) White is in trouble since the bishop f7 can't move; B) this piece can be unpinned, but Black has no problems whatsoever; C) White wins by force. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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A) White is in trouble since the bishop f7 can't move;
B) this piece can be unpinned, but Black has no problems whatsoever;
C) White wins by force.

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