White to Play

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Here’s a nice Alekhine finish. It started out, in Alekhine-Forrester, 1923, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.Nxe5 Nxe5 7.d4 Bb4 8.dxe5 Nxe4 9.Qd4 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Ba5 11.Ba3 b6 [It would be hopeless, but at least make White work harder with: 11...b5 12.Bb3 d5 13.exd6 0–0 14.d7 Qxd7 15.Qxd7 Bxd7 16.0–0–0!]12.e6!! Qf6 [12...fxe6 13.Qxg7 Bxc3+ 14.Qxc3 Rg8 15.Rd1 wins.]And now the finish: (See Diagram)

The game ended with 13.Bxd7+ Kd8 14.Bc6+ Qxd4 15.e7#


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