Automatic recapturing...

8/2/2010 – ... is a reflex which often is hard to resist. Here White following 24...bxc3 surprisingly played 25.Rh7 in order to target the point f7 after 25...cxb2 with 25.Qh5 How would you judge this continuation? A) White gets a decisive attack; B) nice idea, but only enough for a draw; C) Black can successfully parry the threats with a return sacrifice and get a new queen afterwards. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Automatic recapturing is a reflex which often is hard to resist. Here White following 24...bxc3 surprisingly played 25.Rh7 in order to target the point f7 after 25...cxb2 with 25.Qh5 How would you judge this continuation?

A) White gets a decisive attack;
B) nice idea, but only enough for a draw;
C) Black can successfully parry the threats with a return sacrifice and get a new queen afterwards.

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