The capture on f7...

12/18/2010 – ... was of course the obvious continuation in this game from the Women's World Championship, yet the opening the f-file allowed Black a counter strike due to White's back rank weakness. Following 26.Rxf7, how would you assess the consequences of 26...Bxb4 now? This... A) ... equalizes completely; B) ... loses on the spot; C) ... leads to a superior endgame for White. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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The capture on f7 was of course the obvious continuation in this game from the Women's World Championship, yet the opening the f-file allowed Black a counter strike due to White's back rank weakness. Following 26.Rxf7, how would you assess the consequences of 26...Bxb4 now? This...

A) ... equalizes completely;
B) ... loses on the spot;
C) ... leads to a superior endgame for White.

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