White to Play

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Published in Chess Puzzles

A great Memorial Day weekend puzzle. You have a chance to outthink a genius! At Moscow in 1957, arguably the most dangerous attacking player in chess history, Mikhail Tal, missed a win in this position against Antoshin and only drew the game.

1.Qf5+ g6 2.Qd7 gxh5 3.Ng5+ Kg6 3...Kh8 4.Qh7# 4.Qe6+ Kxg5 4...Kg7 5.Qf7+ Kh8 6.Qh7# 5.g3 Nasty little critter! 5...h4 6.f4+ Kh5 7.g4+ Rxg4+ 8.hxg4#


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