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2017 March Swiss 90
White to move. Mike Smith vs Dean Brown
Posted by Paul Anderson on March 20, 2017 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Paul Anderson
6:24 PM on March 21, 2017 
DuWayne says...
Paul,
How could you resist playing Ne6! winning the queen for a couple pieces, and black's position falls apart?


It is expert level self-control. Ne6 doesn't go away with the activation of a Rook. You just get a similar, yet slightly better, position.
Reply DuWayne
1:14 AM on March 21, 2017 
Paul,
How could you resist playing Ne6! winning the queen for a couple pieces, and black's position falls apart?
Reply Paul Anderson
4:50 PM on March 20, 2017 
If you took the Rook (+2), you left behind some Material. You can threaten to win 2 pieces by Pinning the Knight to the Queen with either Rook. Then there is a nice Removal (Knight sacrifice) and Discovery (Queen check) combo!

17.Rfd1 Rb8 18.Ne6+ fxe6 19.Bc7+ Ke8 20.Bxd8

The combo doesn't need the Rook Pin, but you get bonus points if you saw that it is slightly better.

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