Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Smooth and Graceful Finish

Moscow, 1936

1. Re7+ …..

Black cannot play Kc8 as Rxc7 mates immediately. If he tries Kxc6 then White queens his pawn by taking the Knight or advancing.

1. ….. Kd6
2. bc Nxc6

Clever. If White plays c8(Q), Black plays Ne5+ followed by Rxc8!

White to win in a forced mate in 5! Find it.

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