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Live Problem Solving: The Best Move #44

Live Problem Solving: The Best Move #44

May 10, 2014, 7:21 AM 3

I just finished bumbling through another problem from "The Best Move" Tongue Out For the previous problem, see http://www.chess.com/blog/SamCopeland/live-problem-solving-the-best-move-43 or subscribe to my youtube channel linked on the sidebar.



SPOILER ALERT: I really overthought this problem, part of my problem was that I missed that after Nxf6! both Rxd6 and Qxd6 allow the immediate Ne8+! which is truly crushing. There is no need to go into Qxd6 Rxd6 and then Ne8+! after which White is winning (+1.5ish), but still has work to do. Consequently, Nxf6 is sufficiently devastating that I shouldn't have needed to search for a better line.

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