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  1. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    18 Mar '12 13:54


    Qh7+ Kxf6.

    Korchnoi gobbled the rook but there was an elegant alternative.
  2. 18 Mar '12 14:04
    Kf5, with checkmate in 2 moves?
  3. 18 Mar '12 14:15
    35.Nf5 would be more elegant of course, but in actual game Short resigned after Korchnoi took the rook as he was unable to defend against mating threats. Here is the whole game.

  4. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    18 Mar '12 14:40 / 2 edits
    There is a better combination than 35. Nf5. To find it you have to start hunting at move 36.
  5. 18 Mar '12 14:46
    36. e5 check and mate 36... dxe5 37. Ke4# or 36. ... Kxe5 27. Qf5#
  6. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    18 Mar '12 14:51
    The elegant win.
  7. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    18 Mar '12 14:53
    What about Nh5+ and black has to give up the queen to stop mate. Though that can't be what you're looking for.
  8. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    18 Mar '12 14:54
    I have no doubt Nh5+ is winning, but not a forced mate.
  9. 18 Mar '12 15:01 / 1 edit
    e5?


    Nevermind, vandervelde was faster...
  10. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    18 Mar '12 15:10
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    I have no doubt Nh5+ is winning, but not a forced mate.
    Yeh, I can never see past the obvious moves like checks.
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    18 Mar '12 16:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by hedonist
    Yeh, I can never see past the obvious moves like checks.
    If Korchnoi had used my Post It note...
    he would have been disqualified for using notes in an OTB game. No such rule here!
  12. 23 Mar '12 12:10
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    The elegant win.
    Nice