The king in the middle...

2/12/2010 – ... is a classical chess theme. In this Bundesliga top game the reigning U20 World Champion had sacrificed a pawn to open lines against the black monarch, which was countered with 16...f6. How would you assess this continuation? A) a mistake, White can decisively penetrate the opponent's position; B) good move, Black drives back the bishop and consolidates his plus pawn; C) much ado about nothing, the position remains balanced. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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Black played 16...f6. How would you assess this continuation?

A) a mistake, White can decisively penetrate the opponent's position;
B) good move, Black drives back the bishop and consolidates his plus pawn;
C) much ado about nothing, the position remains balanced.

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