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Holiday Chess School! #3 If White doesn’t find the only move to win here, he will likely lose as Black has the two bishops and extra material.

This was from a win by Gligoric. 1.Rd6! Bxe7 2.Rd7! Bxd7 2...Qa5 3.Qxe7+ Bf7 4.Qxf7+ Kh8 5.Qxh7# 3.Qxe7+ Kg8 4.Bh6 Bxc6 5.Qxc7 Bd5 6.Qg7# For extra credit, figure out why White could not play Rd7 on the first move.


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