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by Oliver Reeh
2/6/2015 – 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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With the exchange 16.Bxf6 gxf6, which he just played,  White has ripped apart the black pawn structure on the kingside. Now the sequence 17.Qg4+ Kh8 18.Qh4 with the ideas 19.Qxf6+ and 19.Bd3 leads to what?

A) advantage for White
B) perpetual check
C) victory for Black



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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Introduction by Karsten Müller

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Topics: Oliver Reeh, Tactics

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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libyantiger libyantiger 2/8/2015 01:33
it is a real masterpiece man !!
tanu2 tanu2 2/7/2015 11:10
very nice
tanu2 tanu2 2/7/2015 11:09
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behroozfar behroozfar 2/6/2015 10:47
Very Beautiful
Semyorka Semyorka 2/6/2015 06:25
Wow!!! This one will become an all time evergreen!