The other day in the Playchess Café

by Oliver Reeh
10/16/2020 – With 18.Qb5 (diagram), White has just attacked the black pawn on d5. Can you work out why 18...Rfe8! is a very relaxed way of dealing with this threat?

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There are only a few pieces...

... left on the board, but the second idea of 18...Rfe8! might not be easy to spot...


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Oliver Reeh has been working for ChessBase for many years as a translator and presenter of the internet show TV ChessBase, and he also looks after the tactics column in ChessBase Magazine, for which he has also been responsible as editor-in-chief since 2019. The International Master has contributed to the CB "MasterClass" series and is the author of the DVDs "Strike like the World Champions" and "Master Class Tactics - Train your combination skills!" Volumes 1 & 2. Oliver Reeh lives in Hamburg.


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ElvinNaz ElvinNaz 11/1/2020 03:39
It's not interesting around. But the black is smart so .... I thing he could do something.