Typical Tactical Ideas - Methods of Defence Against the Bishop Sacrifice on h6

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 In the current article, GM Nikolay Ninov continues dealing with the bishop sacrifice on h6. The first article on that topic was dedicated to the attacking ideas in such positions. This time, the author concentrates on the resources of the defense. 

In the present material, GM Ninov examines two main defensive strategies:

1) defense based on accepting the sacrifice

2) defense bad on ignoring the sacrifice

Each of these strategies includes a number of motifs and nuances which are dealt with in 16 annotated games

Take a look at the critical position from the first annotated game:


It is White to move. Could you evaluate the idea of sacrificing the bishop on h6? 

At the end of the article, there are is a TEST section where you could practice your knowledge.

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