Tactics please: Spoilt for choice?

by Oliver Reeh
7/18/2014 – Spotting tactical ideas is good, choosing the best move even better. Calculating variations precisely helps. However, often things are not simple. Do you calculate good enough to find the best move in the following example, which ChessBase tactic expert Oliver Reeh detected in a game from the Women's Grand Prix in Lopota? Test your skills!

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Spoilt for choice?

Spoilt for choice?

Both Black's minor pieces are hanging, and she must decide which one is more valuable for the attack. What would you play?

A) 16...Nxh3+ 17.gxh3 Bxf3
B) 16...Nxh3+ 17.gxh3 Bxh3
C) 16...g5 17.hxg4 h5


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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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