The control of the d-file...

11/12/2010 – ... was White's big plus in this game from the current Tal Memorial, and with his last move 20.Rfd1 he aspired to force a decision of the black rook d8. Now the exchange on d6 is... A) ... good and leads to complete equality; B) ... bad since after 21.exd6 the attacked Nc7 has to move and the white passed pawn becomes too strong. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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The control of the d-file was White's big plus in this game from the current Tal Memorial, and with his last move 20.Rfd1 he aspired to force a decision of the black rook d8. Now the exchange on d6 is...

A) ... good and leads to complete equality;
B) ... bad since after 21.exd6 the attacked Nc7 has to move and the white passed pawn becomes too strong.

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