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The winning continuation here is a bit out of the ordinary.

  From P. Schmidt, Estonia, 1936 1. Nxd5 Qxe5 2. Nb6+ Ke6 3. Qc8+ Nd7 4. Qxd7+ Black resigned here as he loses decisive material. One delightful possible continuation where the knight further shows his stuff is this:4… Kf6 5. Nd5+ Kg6 6. d4 Qf5 7. Nf4+ Kf6 8. Qxb7 g5 9. e4 Qb5 10. e5+ Kg7 11. Nh5+ Kg6 12. Qf3 Qd7 13. Rc1 Qf5 14. Rc6+ e6 15.Qe2 g4 16. Nf4+ Kg7 17. d5 exd5 18. Rf6 Qe4+ 19. Qxe4 dxe4 20. Nh5+ Kg8 21.Rxa6 h6 22. Nf6+ Kg7 23. Nxe4 {and White is three pawns up with an easy win.


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