Edge or centre?

2/16/2011 – In this position from the C-group in Wijk aan Zee White had just played 34.Rb1-b3 in order to safeguard the vulnerable points d3 and c4 with his rook via the third rank. Which knight move leads to advantage for Black now? A) 34...Na5 (35.Rc3) B) 34...Ne5 C) neither The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Edge or centre?

In this position from the C-group in Wijk aan Zee White had just played 34.Rb1-b3 in order to safeguard the vulnerable points d3 and c4 with his rook via the third rank. Which knight move leads to advantage for Black now?

A) 34...Na5 (35.Rc3)
B) 34...Ne5
C) neither

Solution