Elimination of Candidate Moves Masters Section

Masters often claim that one should consider every reasonable candidate moves, analyze each of them once and only once and make a final decision about which move to play only after you are absolutely certain of its consequences. But in their own games masters often ignore all of this advice.They recognize a move that is so evidently good that to them it really is "obvious."
In the position below, Black has just played Bc7. White immediately recognizes the simplest move: His rook is attacked and he can capture Black's rook with 1.Rxf8+. He also sees that 1.. Kxf8 would enable him to attack the h-pawn with 2.Qh5. And on 1..Bxf8 there may be something like 2.Qg4+. Every strong player would see this fairly quickly,regardless of whether they are "combinational" or "positional" or strategic" or whatever stereotype terms are used. They  all have the vision.
1.Ra7
White also noticed how this move would create at least three new tactical possibilities- 2.Ba6, 2.Bc6 and the sacrifice 2.Rxb7 Rxb7 3.Bc6 followed by Bxb7 or Bxd5+. There are potential pins,skewers and forks all over the place, e.g. 2. Bc6 Bxc6 3. Rxe7 Qxe7 4. Nxc6 Qd6 and now 5. Qxd5+ Qxd5 6.Ne7+ followed by Nxd5.

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