Cracking Move

 

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 L. Szabo – C. Kottnauer

Szczawno-Zdroj 1950

White to play

21 Bc8!! Nxc8 22 Qh7

Threatening mate.

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22…f6

Moving the Be7 fails to Re1.

23 Bxh6! gxh6 24 Nh4

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24…Rd8 25 Re1

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Two pieces down, White has an irresistible attack. He threatens 25 Ng6+ Ke8 26 Rxe7+ and mate.

25…Ke8 26 Nf5 

Renewing the threat.szabo5

26…Kd7

Or 26…Qc7 27 Ng7+ Kd7 28 Qf5+ Kd6 29 Qe6 mate.

27 Nxe7 Kc7 28 Nc6+ Rd7

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29 Qxd7+! Kxd7 30 Nxa5 Bxd5

The exchange up, White wins easily.

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