SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Budapest, 1976. Black is busted! His King is caught in the centre between the crossfire. Black’s last move was 17…Nb4, desperately clutching at straws, threatening mate in one. The game continued, crushing enough, with 18.Nc7+ Qxc7( 18…Kd8 19.Rxd7+ ) 19.Qxa8+ Ke7 20.Rxd7+! Kxd7 21.Bb5+ 1-0
HOWEVER, in the diagram above White has better! A mate in six moves…do you see it?
WHITE TO PLAY AND MATE IN SIX MOVES
From Kiev, 1965. The game is barely out of the opening, yet a crisis is already upon Black. Curiously, had his King been on g8, things wouldn’t have been so bad…
Some positions give little or no clue to an impending explosion, and the student of the game is best guided by an attitude of having an open mind and trying constantly to learn new things. Chess is a game rich in ideas and motifs…
WHAT IS WHITE’S STRONGEST CONTINUATION?