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White has just played 14.Nf5 threatening to win the B with 15.Nxe7.
Black defends and threatens to win the e-pawn with 14...Nc5 (B, 2Ns attacking and only N+B defending).
White defends the e-pawn with 15.Qf3.
After 15...Nxd3 16.cxd3 what should Black play?
In the game, Black played 16...Rac8.
After 17.fxe5 dxe5 18.Bxh6 Rfd8 19.Bxg7 Qd7 20.Nxe7+ Qxe721.Bxh6 Black resigned.
For example instead of 16...Rac8 was 16...Bc8 better? Or after 18.Bxh6 how about 18...Ne8.
IMO black is dead lost here. Maybe Bc8 would put up a bit more resistance but after fxe5 dxe5 Nxh6 gxh6 Bxh6 Rd8 Nd5 Black is busted.
You need to specify what move you are refering to with Bc8
1...Bc8 loses a piece after 2.Nxe7+.
But after 1....Nc5 2.Qf3 Nxd3 3.cxd3, does not the move 3...Bc8 look better than 3...Rac8.
Yeah, I meant instead of Rac8. But still white is better/winning.
I think this is black's best defense, which fails.
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