Central mate trap

by Oliver Reeh
11/2/2018 – Following 46.e6+ in the diagram position, Black must choose the right king move to keep the game going. 46...Ke7 or 46...Kf6. What would be your choice?

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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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milldog243@yahoo.com milldog243@yahoo.com 11/2/2018 02:11
What a difference an isolated double pawn makes.
royce campbell royce campbell 11/2/2018 02:03
One more time, the task is to find the correct solution, not the error. Making the correct move on the board should trigger the analysis, not the incorrect move.
KevinC KevinC 11/2/2018 10:58
e5!! Beautiful quiet move!
psamant psamant 11/2/2018 08:44
Wow... nice!
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