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A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
How should Black follow up on 23.Nf6+ Bxf6 24.Bxf6?
Xie Jun (2562) – Seirawan,Yasser (2618)
Queens-Kings Jinan (2), 24.07.2002
French Defense [C10]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7 5.Nf3 Bc6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.0-0 Be7 8.b3 Ngf6 9.Ng3 0-0 10.Bb2 b6 11.c4 Bb7 12.Qe2 c5 13.Rad1 Re8 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.Ne5 g6 16.Be4 Qc8 17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.Rfe1 Nf8 19.Ng4 Nxg4 20.Qxg4 Rad8 21.Nh5 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Rd8 23.Nf6+ Bxf6 24.Bxf6
24…Qe4!! 0-1 The black queen is immune from capture because of the back-rank mate: 25.Qxe4 Rxd1+. So the white queen is lost.
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