Black to Play

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In the game Reshevsky-Fairhurst, Hastings 1937-8, Black missed an opportunity to checkmate a world class grandmaster. Can you find what he missed?

This mating technique goes back to Lucena in 1497. 1...Rc1+ 2.Bxc1 Qa7+ 3.Kh1 3.Kf1 Qf2# 3...Nf2+ 4.Kg1 Nh3+ 5.Kh1 Qg1#


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