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A king hunt on an exposed king! It’s all checks, so see if you can visualize it right to the end.

From Taimanov over Polugaevsky, USSR Ch, 1960. 1.Rxe7 Kxe7 2.Qe4+ Kd8 3.Bf5+ Kc7 4.Qe5+ Kc6 5.Rd6+ Kb5 5...Kc7 6.Rd7+ Kc6 7.Nd4+ cxd4 8.Qd5# 6.Qb2+ Black Resigned because of 6...Ka4 7.Bc2+ Qb3 8.Qxb3+ Ka5 9.Qa4#


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