Eating their way through

1/24/2011 – In this position from the fourth round of the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk, White had just targeted the pawn d6 indirectly with 16.Bg5-f4 (diagram) and Black was now facing the question whether he could get rid of the annoying enemy knight with 16...Nxc6. What does this entail at the end? A) advantage for Black B) advantage for White C) balance on the board The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Eating their way through

In this position from the 4th round of the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk, White had just targeted the pawn d6 indirectly with 16.Bg5-f4 (diagram) and Black was now facing the question whether he could get rid of the annoying enemy knight with 16...Nxc6. What does this entail at the end?

A) advantage for Black
B) advantage for White
C) balance on the board

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