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Sunday, July 17, 2011

A chess puzzle to thrill you

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Hi everyone,

Here is a nice chess position from the game Spraggett-Speelman, Hastings, 1989/90. It is White to move. In the game, Spraggett played 1.Nxg3 fxg3 2.Rxh7+ Qxh7 3.Qxh7+ Kxh7 4.Rxf7 and even ended up in a drawn game. But can you figure out what White missed? You can run the flashplayers after your thinking time. We've put two different variations in two different boards. The answer will thrill you Enjoy.

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  • At July 18, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Very very cool but truly much difficult to see unless you've got plenty oftime on the clock. thanks for sharing.


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