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White to move. Mike Smith II vs Paul Anderson
Posted by Paul Anderson on August 23, 2017 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Paul Anderson
3:32 PM on August 23, 2017 
25. Nxd5+!! is devastating.

If Black captures the Knight, the King is too exposed to survive very long (e.g. 25... exd5 26. Qxd5 Rh8 27. Bxc5 Qa6 28. Bd6+ Kb6 29. c4)

If Black does not capture the Knight, White gets a minor piece advantage and a much better position (e.g. 25...Kb8 26.Ne7 Qa4 27.b3 Qxa3+ 28.Bb2 Qa6)