Bkn Nk

If Black wishes to exchange off White's bishop then this is certainly the correct knight with which to accomplish the task, viz. 18 ... N/3-K5 19 Q-Q4 Q-B3 20 R xN NxR 21 Q xNP R-QN1 22QxN Q xB 23 Q-Q4 R-R2 24 Q-R7 + K-Bl 25 Q xP+ K-Ql 26 P-N4, when White has four pawns for the piece and Black's king will soon feel the effect of White's advancing Q-side army, e.g. 26 ... Q-B3 27 R-KB1 Q-QB6 28 P-N5 and although White's queen is temporarily incarcerated, Black has no good defence to the threat of 29 P-B3 followed by B-B2.

Much stronger than the text however, is 18 ... KxP! when White does not have at his disposal the refutation mentioned in the note to Black's fifteenth move.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment