White to Play  

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A strategy from puzzle composers comes into play here.

  A game won by Pollack vs. Lee in the 19th century. 1. Ng5 A very nice interference move. The knight blocks the rook from defending g7. Rxg5 2. Rh3 Rc8 3. Qxh7+ Kf8 4. Qxf7# What’s especially cool about 1.Ng5 is that it also vacates h3 so the rook can slide over to help with the final mate.


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