Your judgement, please

6/5/2009 – In our weekly column, Oliver Reeh presents a simple chess problem in our CBM Blog. In the diagram left – White to move after 24...Qd6 – which of the following evaluations of the position is correct? A) Black wins, since he conquers the pinned knight; B) White has a sacrificial continuation which, however, only secures him a draw; C) White actually wins. You will find the solution in this annotated game Degraeve-Belezky. You can think about the problem by studying a lager version of the diagram.

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In the diagram - White to move after 24...Qd6 - which of the following evaluations of the position is correct?
A) Black wins, since he conquers the pinned knight.
B) White has a sacrificial continuation which, however, only secures him a draw
C) White even wins.

Solution (game Degraeve-Belezky)



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