White to Play

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Most games in chess don’t end in mate. It’s usually someone resigning because they’re considerably down in material, as in today’s game.

Donner-Hempson, Whitby, 1957, ended this way- 1.Nxf7 Kxf7 2.Qxe6+ Ke8 2...Kg6 3.h4 h5 4.Bd3+ Kh6 5.Qe3+ 3.Qf7+ Kd8 4.Rd1 Kc8 5.Qe6+ Bd7 5...Kb8 6.Be5 6.Qxe7 Qxc4 7.Bxf6 Qe6 8.Qxe6 Bxe6 9.Bxg7


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