Queens belong into the corner...

5/14/2010 – ... was Black's reasoning in this position, when he surprisingly uncorked the exchange 19...Bxd5. How would you evaluate the situation after 20.Rxd5? A) the double attack 20...Qa8 simply conquers a piece; B) White can save his material by a counterattack; C) Black wins after all, but the real hammerblow is yet to come. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Queens belong into the corner was Black's reasoning in this position, when he surprisingly uncorked the exchange 19...Bxd5. How would you evaluate the situation after 20.Rxd5?

A) the double attack 20...Qa8 simply conquers a piece;
B) White can save his material by a counterattack;
C) Black wins after all, but the real hammerblow is yet to come.

Solution