The one that I posted yesterday Chess tactics #5: Yugra Governor's cup wasn't the only blunder that happened yesterday in this tournament. In the game between Alexey Sarana (2426) and GM Pavel Ponkratov (2604) the following position was reached:

[fen "5rk1/1bn1q1bp/p2p4/2pP1P2/1rB5/2NQ2BP/RP3PK1/5R2 w - - 0 1"]

White has just played 25. exf5. How did Ponkratov win the game?


It seems like

1. ... Bxc3 2. Qxc3 Rxc4 picks up a piece, because Qxc4 loses the queen to Bxd5+.

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    White can also recapture with the pawn (2. bxc3) but this does not make a difference. – Glorfindel Nov 30 '15 at 10:47

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