Chess Puzzles, Defence by Declining a Capture, Puzzle 2:
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Defence by Declining a Capture
Black's Knight (Ng4) has overreached a little, but finds itself within range of White's Backward e3-Pawn, with an opportunity of an EVEN EXCHANGE, after 1...Ng4xe3 2.Bc1xe3 d5-d4, appearing to win back a Minor Piece, with a Double Attack.
Why should Black's Ng4 decline the opportunity to capture White's e3-Pawn, and ignore the subsequent Double Attack, that it would setup?
Hint: Beware of Black's vulnerable h7-Pawn (defended only by its King).