Black to Play

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White has just played 1.Nf4, attacking the Black d5 pawn. How should Black respond?

From Euwe-Averbach, 1953 1...Nxa3 2.Bxa3 Nb5 3.Bc1 Nxc3 4.Ne2 4.Kd2 Nb1+ 5.Kd1 c3 6.Nxd5 c2+ 7.Ke2 a3 4...Nb1 The pawns rule.


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