Fit for the WCh?

5/11/2012 – Today is the first game of the title match between Anand and Gelfand (13.00 live on Playchess.com), so the sophisticated kibitzer should exercise calculating long variations. In this position the liquidation sequence 14...Nxe5 15.dxe5 Bxe5 16.Nxd5 Bxa1 17.Qxa1 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Qxd5 19.Qxg7 leads to ... A)... advantage for White since the rook h8 drops; B)... advantage for Black after 19...Bh3; C)... an unclear position. ChessBase Magazine, larger diagram and solution.

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Fit for the WCh?

Today is the first game of the title match between Anand and Gelfand in Moscow (13.00 live on Playchess.com), so the sophisticated kibitzer should exercise calculating and assessing long variations. In this position the liquidation sequence 14...Nxe5 15.dxe5 Bxe5 16.Nxd5 Bxa1 17.Qxa1 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 Qxd5 19.Qxg7 leads to ...

A)... advantage for White since the rook h8 drops;
B)... advantage for Black after 19...Bh3;
C)... an unclear position.

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