White to Play

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Now we are in part two of our game that we’re following. So far it’s gone Wahltuch - Palmer [C67], 1910-- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0–0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.dxe5 Nxb5 7.a4 Nd6? Then we learned last time out that 8.exd6 allowed Black to equalize, and that 8.Bg5! was the best move. In response to 8.Bg5 Black played 8…f6. Now, what is White’s next move?

The envelope please…the right move here was played, and was 9.Re1! Your homework will be to figure out what happened when Black played 9…fxg5. On Friday, we’ll tell you the next seven moves and then reach our final diagram for yet another question on how to finish Black off.


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