Opposite coloured bishops ...

8/31/2012 – ... are known to favour the side with the initiative, here operating with queen, rook and bishop. The first player has just forced the move 32...h6 (why?), and now the sequence 33.Qc8+ Re8 34.Qd7 hitting d6 and g7 leads her to ... A) ... victory; B) ... a clearly better endgame; C) ... defeat. ChessBase Magazine, larger diagram and solution.

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Opposite coloured bishops ...

... are known to favour the side with the initiative, here operating with queen, rook and bishop. The first player has just forced the move 32...h6 (why?), and now the sequence 33.Qc8+ Re8 34.Qd7 hitting d6 and g7 leads her to ...

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