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Solution to this morning’s tactic

I worked a little more than ususal since it’s a game I like very much, even though i’m on the losing side. Enjoy.

I remember when I played this game I felt my position was bad, basically black is not developed, his king in stuck in the center and white pieces are all in ideal squares. I had done 9 (!) pawn moves out of 13. violating the basic opening principles. Despite all this, I wasn’t expecting what came after:

14.e5! Of course! Opening lines against the black king, 14.Qxf4 gf5 15.e5! also gives white a strong attack

14…dxe5 15.Bb5+! axb5 (alternatives can’t even be considered) 16.Nxb5 +-

I played here 16…Qxc2+ 17.Kxc2 Bxf5+ 18.Kc1 Rc8+ 19.Nc3 and resigned a few moves later. In case you haven’t understood yet the desperation that led me to play 16…Qxc2+ let me point out these nice variations: 16…Qb8 17.Qc3 is easy, but 16…Qb8 17.Rxe5+!Read more

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