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Naidistsch, against Vallejo Pons, found the most effective move to force Black’s resignation. What was it?


Solution:

1.Rd7 Qc8 [Slower, but just as sure death comes from 1...Qxd7 2.Qxd7 Nb4 3.Qc8+ Ka7 4.d7 Nc6 5.Qc7+ Ka8 6.d8Q+ Nxd8 7.Qxd8+ Ka7 8.Qe7+ Ka8 9.Qxg7 a4 10.Qh8+ Ka7 11.Qxh7+ Ka8 12.Qb1 a3 13.Qa2] 2.Rc7 with Qf3+ or Qd5+ to follow.

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