Step by Step: Test #29
By Mark Donlan
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How should White follow-up on 5.c3 dxc3.
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Svedenborg,P (2228) – Pettersen,Arne
TCh-NOR Qualifier NOR (2), 2002
Giuoco Piano [C50]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Be7 5.c3 dxc3
6.Qd5! The threat of mate at f7 leads to an advantage to White. 6…Nh6 7.Bxh6 0–0 8.Bxg7 (Or 8.Nxc3 gxh6 9.Qh5) 8…Kxg7 9.Nxc3.
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