Chin - Makepeace, 4NCL 2012
White has just played 34. Qxe7 and has seven minutes to make the time control at move 40. Plenty of time, of course, but it's possible to give white a couple of tough decisions by playing something like 34...Qe6. He would then have three choices:
35. Qd8+ and 36. Qd4
In each case, assuming I can force the white queen to d4, Qc4 might be strong. The idea of this line is to maintain the threat of the outside passer while having a snug king.
The more obvious move is 34...Qa1+ followed by 35...Qxc3. White picks up the f7 pawn and therefore opens up perpetual potential. But black has two connected passed pawns.
It's up to you.
Maintain the defence of a6 and f7
Play 34...Qa1+ and get connected passers
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