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A Knight sacrifice to open an important Diagonal

Heinrich_24
Apr 7, 2012, 1:01 AM 21

Please look at the following interesting position:


Well, what might have been White`s thoughts? Perhaps: "This pawn on e4. what would I give if it wouldn`t be there!"

This probably the point when we change the stream of our thoughts with some regrets: "No way! The e4-pawn is blockaded. I will not waste my time! What can I do on queen side?"

But in this game kept searching for a possibility to free the diagonal for the bishop on b1. And he found it! He sacrificed his knight

 


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