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Pete Tamburro on

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This position is won so many different ways. Gligoric picked a very imaginative way.

The game was Gligoric-Gudmundson, Amsterdam, 1951. 1.Qe8+ Rf8 2.Rxg7+ more direct was 2.Qe7 Qb2 3.Nd7 Rb8 4.Nf6+ Qxf6 5.Qxf6 2...Kxg7 3.Qe7+ 3.Ne6+ Kf6 4.Nxf8 Qa7 5.Nd7+ Kf5 6.g4+ Kf4 7.Qf7+ Ke4 8.Nf6+ Kf3 9.Qxa7 3...Rf7 3...Kg6 4.Qxf8 Qb2 5.Qe8+ Kg5 6.Qg8+ Kh6 7.Qe6+ Kg7 8.Qg4+ Kh8 9.Qc8+ Kg7 10.Qd7+ Kh6 11.Qe6+ Kg7 12.Qe7+ Kg6 13.Ne6 Re2 14.Nf4+ 4.Qg5+ Kh8 5.Qd8+ Kg7 6.Ne6+ Kg6 6...Kh6 7.Qg5# 7.Qg5# The queen and knight cooperation is memorable.


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