An unblocked passer ...

1/18/2011 – ... is always dangerous, particularly after having reached the 6th rank already. The second player was well aware of this when he went for 34...Be5 in this position, expecting a certain deflection move whereupon his queen is to stay in the e-file. What do you think? This... A)... loses for Black; B)... leads to an approximately balanced position; C)... gets Black the advantage. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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An unblocked passer ...

... is always dangerous, particularly after having reached the 6th rank already. The second player was well aware of this when he went for 34...Be5 in this position, expecting a certain deflection move whereupon his queen is to stay in the e-file. What do you think? This ...

A)... loses for Black;
B)... leads to an approximately balanced position;
C)... gets Black the advantage.

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