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Khloyber-Nagy, Budapest, 1942 went like this: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 a6 7. Qd2 Nd7 8. Be2 g6 9. Nd5 f6 10. Ne6 Qa5 11. Ndc7+ Kf7 12.Nd8+ (taking advantage of the black Nc6 needing to defend the queen) Kg7 and now there are two ways to mate in five: See Diagram


13. Ne8+ (13. Bh6+ Kg8 14. Bc4+ d5 15. Bxd5+ Qxd5 16. Qxd5+ e6 17.Qxe6#) 13... Kg8 14. Bc4+ d5 15. Bxd5+ Qxd5 16. Qxd5+ e6 17. Qxe6#

 

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