More dynamic than Alekhine!?

by Oliver Reeh
1/1/2021 – In the diagram position White has to decide how to proceed after Black took on d4. A long-term strategic decision ... or isn't it? Enjoy!

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88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.





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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.
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Poiuy Trewq Poiuy Trewq 1/12/2021 04:12
Why is 18. Ba3+ decisive? Black can easily defend by returning material: 18 ... Ndb4, 19. Bxb4+ (19. cxb4 b5!) 19 ... Nxb4 20. cxb4, and White's attack runs out of steam. Am I missing something?
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 1/1/2021 03:51
Still work to be done, it seems, after 15... Kg6 16 Qd3+ f5 17 exf6+ Kxf6 18 Re1 Re8 [other defensive try: 18... a5!? - making Ba6 or a later Ra7 possible] 19 Qf3+ Ke7!? [instead of Marin's Kg6?] 20 Rxe6 Qxe6 21 Nxe6 Bxe6. White should be better, but it's not clearly game over.