A vis-à-vis in the e-file...

4/23/2010 – ... Black had produced here with 22...Rfe8 in order to restrict the enemy's possibilities on the kingside due to his back rank weakness. How would you evaluate the situation now? A) despite White's optical superiority the position is balanced; B) there is a combination, but Black can bail out into an endgame with a minus pawn; C) the first player wins. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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How would you evaluate the situation now? (White to move)
A) despite White's optical superiority the position is balanced;
B) there is a combination, but Black can bail out into an endgame with a minus pawn;
C) the first player wins.

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