White to move
A. Karklins - Brock, Chicago 2010
Time to put on your thinking cap!
In the game, young Mr. Karklins could have played 23.c5 with some advantage: my bishop on b6 is shut out of play. Instead, he blundered with 23.Re3? I'm pretty sure that my reply, 23...Ne5! gives Black a nice advantage, but the complications after 24.Nxe4!? are rather amazing.
In the game, I went wrong with 24...Ng4? What is White's best reply? Evaluate the position and give Black's best reply to White's best reply.
I could have played the superior 24...Ref8! Now Rybka says that 25.Kg1 is best. But what should Black do if White plays 25.g3 instead?
Black to play
A. Karklins - Brock, Chicago Open 2010 (variation)
If you find a good move, look for a better one!