Good choice?

9/21/2012 – The second player has parried the attack on her rook e8 with 15...Be6-d7 (diagram), leaving the pawn d5 momentarily without sufficient protection. Now the capture 16.Nxd5 earns White ... A) ... the loss of a piece; B) ... the win of a pawn; C) ... an endgame advantage with material equality. ChessBase Magazine, larger diagram and solution.

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Good choice?

The second player has parried the attack on her rook e8 with 15...Be6-d7 (diagram), leaving the pawn d5 momentarily without sufficient protection. Now the capture 16.Nxd5 earns White ...

A) ... the loss of a piece;
B) ... the win of a pawn;
C) ... an endgame advantage with material equality.

Solution