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White to move. Larry Turner vs Grayson Harris
Posted by Paul Anderson on April 23, 2018 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Paul Anderson
5:43 PM on April 24, 2018 
raymond mar says...
doesn't Rd1 first accomplish the same thing of winning a piece for a pawn (black can of course play Bxg3).......


Rd1 allows Black to play 12...Be8 and then it gets crazy

13. Bf4 e5 14. Bxe5 Ng4!! 15. Rxd6 Bxc6 16. Rxd8 Bxa4 17. Rxf8+ Rxf8 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Nxa4 and White gets 2 Pawns (probably enough to win)
Reply Brian Rountree
9:53 PM on April 23, 2018 
I, personally, went with the solution given, although wasn't paying attention to the Qa6 vs Qc6 nuance.

With 1.Rd1, it's not as immediate, so there might be a way to defend. Took me a while to find this, but I believe Black can reply 1.Rd1 Qc7, 2.BxB NxB, and White has no simple way to double on the d-file, since the black c4 pawn prevents White from playing Qd4.; and Black will move the knight on the next move.
Reply raymond mar
8:57 PM on April 23, 2018 
doesn't Rd1 first accomplish the same thing of winning a piece for a pawn (black can of course play Bxg3).......
Reply Paul Anderson
8:09 PM on April 23, 2018 
12. Bxd7!! stacks a couple of minor pieces on the open D file for a Rook Overload. White will lose some material eventually. Here is one line:

12...Nxd7 13. Rd1 Nf6 14. Qa6 Ne8 15. Bf4 Qb8 16. Bxd6 Nxd6 17. Qxd6 Qxb2