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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Finding the only path to victory

Leonidov – Jiganchine, 1997 (variation from the game)
image Black to move

If you guessed the first few moves correctly, then there is another sequence of “only moves” that needs to be found:
imageBlack to move
There are plenty of candidate moves to consider – …Rf2, Bxh3, Ng3, Nf4, etc, but only one leads to the win. Can you find it?
Interestingly, when I made a video about this game – I had thought that Black only has a draw here.

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