Mate threats

3/30/2012 – White has just thrown his strongest piece into the attack with 18.Qh5 (diagram), whereupon 18...hxg5? now would obviously be suicidal. Instead, what is the best defence for Black? A) 18...Bf6 B) 18...dxe3 C) 18...Bxg5 19.hxg5 dxe3 ChessBase Magazine, larger diagram and solution.

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Mate threats

White has just thrown his strongest piece into the attack with 18.Qh5 (diagram), whereupon 18...hxg5? 19.hxg5 now would obviously be suicidal. Instead, what is the best defence for Black?

A) 18...Bf6
B) 18...dxe3
C) 18...Bxg5 19.hxg5 dxe3

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