With a knight on f5...

7/5/2010 – ... the game often wins itself, as you can read in many text books on the attack. Just optically this piece always looks menacing, and here even a colleague is at the ready on g3. How do you judge the situation? A) Black has too many pieces on the kingside, there can't be anything for White; B) the first player gets a crushing attack, however, a clever preparation move is needed first;  C) she can strike right away. The solution is here, but first ponder over it with a larger version of the diagram.

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'With a knight on f5 the game often wins itself', is said in many text books on attack. Just optically this piece always looks menacing, and here even a colleague is at the ready on g3. How do you judge the situation?

A) Black has too many pieces on the kingside, there can't be anything for White;
B) the first player gets a crushing attack, however, a clever preparation move is needed first; 
C) she can strike right away.

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