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 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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