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Holiday Chess School #9! Our theme this week: Distraction.

From Gassanov-Avakelow, 1960 1...Bxh6 2.Qxh6 Ra1+ Also winning, but taking longer was 2...Qa5 3.Kc2 Rfc8+ 4.Kd3 Qb5+ 5.Ke3 Rc2 6.Rd2 Qxb3+ 7.Kf2 Nf6 8.Bf3 Qxb2 9.Rxc2 Qxc2+ 10.Kg3 Nxe4+ 11.Bxe4 Qxe4 12.Qd2 Ra3+ 13.Kf2 Qxh1 3.Kxa1 Qc2 and White Resigned because he would have to give up the queen to avoid mate.


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