Going back or going forward?

by Oliver Reeh
10/30/2015 – Tactics can seem deceptively simple, particularly when seeing an engine analysing grandmaster games. Strange, however, how difficult it is to find the right move and to calculate variations properly when playing yourself. It is easier if you solve tactical puzzles regularly. In the ChessBase Magazine and his tactics column Oliver Reeh helps you to do so.

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Going back or going forward?

Black's knight on d4 is hanging. Black must decide whether to uproot White's knight on c5 or to chase White's queen on h6 away.
Which continuation is the right one?

A) 31...Nc2 32.Re2 Nxb4
B) 31...Nf5



Oliver Reeh in ChessBase Magazine

Do you like these lessons? There are plenty more by tactic expert Oliver Reeh in ChessBase Magazine, where you will also find openings articles and surveys, endgames, and of course annotations by the world's top grandmasters.

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ChessBase Magazine #168 (October/November)

Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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KevinC KevinC 10/30/2015 09:56
@daftarche White is still significantly better after Ne5 Rd1, but he has work left to do in comparison to the game line.
daftarche daftarche 10/30/2015 04:43
@anon1dff seems to me 32.Re4 dxe4 33.Nd7 Qxd7 34.Rxd7 Nxe5 is not winning for white.
JuWi_67 JuWi_67 10/30/2015 04:21
Instead of 35.Qxg6+ we play 35.Qh8+
anon1dff anon1dff 10/30/2015 12:20
What's wrong with Re4 after Nc2, followed by Nd7?