Tactics please: Cool chaos control

by Oliver Reeh
8/1/2014 – "The threat is stronger than it's execution" is a famous saying by Nimzowitsch. So don't panic if the opponent has one, two or even three apparently strong threats. Maybe they are not that strong after all? Or you are the one to strike first? To find out, it's best to keep cool and calculate the variations. Oliver Reeh shows how it's done.

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Tactics please: Cool chaos control

Cool chaos control
White is two pieces up, his queen is hanging while Black talso hreatens to capture on h1 and to give discovered check with the knight on f2. Which move keeps White 's dvantage?
A) 27.Qd6+
B) 27.Nc6+
C) 27.Nd7+


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Oliver Reeh has been authoring the tactics section in the ChessBase Magazine for many years. Recently, the Magazine introduced a new, exciting feature to the column: the interactive video format, which allows you to test variations directly and to get immediate feedback. Try and enjoy!

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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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