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Holiday Chess School #11! Black seems to have two key squares covered—f7 and h7. What are you going to do about that?

What you’re going to do is interfere with Black’s ability to defend f7. From a game won by Broer in 1935. 1.Rd7! Bxd7 1...Qxd7 2.Nxd7 Bxd7 3.Bxf6 gxf6 4.Qxc5 and White has an overwhelming position or 1...Nxd7 2.Bxh7+ Kf8 (2...Kh8 3.Nxf7#) 3.Qxf7# 2.Bxh7+ Nxh7 3.Qxf7+ Kh8 4.Ng6#


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