A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
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How did White follow-up on 15.gxh5 Qxf3+ 16.Kc2 Qxh1?
Anand,Viswanathan (2791) – Gelfand,Boris (2727)
World Championship Moscow (8), 21.05.2012
King’s Indian Defense [E60]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Ne2 0-0 7.Nec3 Nh5 8.Bg5 Bf6 9.Bxf6 exf6 10.Qd2 f5 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.g4 Re8+ 13.Kd1 Bxb1 14.Rxb1 Qf6 15.gxh5 Qxf3+ 16.Kc2 Qxh1
17.Qf2!! 1-0 Threatens to trap the black queen. What is Black’s best option now?
17…Nc6 could turn the game in Black’s favor if White proceeds with, say, 18.Bh3, when 18…Qf3! comes as a lightning bolt. Upon 19.Qxf3 Nd4+ Black is winning. White must answer 17…Nc6 with 18.dxc6 Qxc6 to maintain a winning edge.
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