Loose bishops drop off

by Oliver Reeh
1/28/2023 – In the diagram position White can win a piece after 18.Nxc6! Bxc6. Can you calculate the lines in your head?

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Oliver Reeh has been working for ChessBase for many years as a translator and presenter of the internet show TV ChessBase, and he also looks after the tactics column in ChessBase Magazine, for which he has also been responsible as editor-in-chief since 2019. The International Master has contributed to the CB "MasterClass" series and is the author of the DVDs "Strike like the World Champions" and "Master Class Tactics - Train your combination skills!" Volumes 1 & 2. Oliver Reeh lives in Hamburg.
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genem genem 1/29/2023 02:19
This combination reminds me of Rivera-Fischer 1962 (Varna). Fischer's combination began qc6<7 (to threaten mate with q:g2<c6##) f23 qb5<c6 threatening both of White's bishops along column-b.
Joshua Green Joshua Green 1/28/2023 11:16
Tricky -- that wasn't the tactic I was expecting.
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