Turning point

by Oliver Reeh
4/11/2020 – In the diagram, White has just played 31.Qc2, threatening both Qc8+ and Qxh7. Your choice for Black: resign ... or get the advantage!

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Too late

One move earlier, 30.Qc2! would have been quite strong. However: "It still seems that White wins, but I had prepared a nice surprise there ..." - Romain Edouard in CBM 194 Extra.

 

ChessBase Magazine Extra 194

CBM 194 Extra

 


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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.