One of the highlights...

8/13/2010 – ... of this year's Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund was the duel between Germany's number one Arkadij Naiditsch and the many times tournament winner Vladimir Kramnik. After a piece sacrifice by Black this position could have occurred. How would you judge the situation following 31...Qf4+ 32.Kb1 Qe4+ now ? A) White's king can get into safety, his plus piece decides; B) positional draw (perpetual check); C) Black wins. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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One of the highlights of this year's Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund was the duel between Germany's number 1 Arkadij Naiditsch and the manyfold tournament winner Vladimir Kramnik, where after a piece sacrifice from Black this position could have occurred. How would you judge the situation following 31...Qf4+ 32.Kb1 Qe4+ now ?

A) White's king can get into safety, his plus piece decides;
B) positional draw (perpetual check);
C) Black wins.

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