SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
THE POWER OF THE DISCOVERED CHECK!
From a tournament in Leningrad, 1946. The position is VERY sharp, difficult to play accurately (from either side) and contains a lot of hidden tactics
The actual game continuation was 22. dxc7?! Qxc7 23. Nd6 and now 23… Qxd6! 24. Nxf7 Qxa3! would have saved Black: after 25. Qxe8 Rxe8 26. Rxe8 Nxe8 27. Nxh6 Kh8 28. Nf7 Kg8 29. Nh6 it is a draw. INSTEAD Black played 23… Re7? and the game quickly ended: 24. Rxf6! Rxe5 25. Qxe5 [1:0]
IN THE POSITION ABOVE, WHITE HAS A WAY TO WIN, THOUGH A BIT COMPLICATED.
DO YOU SEE IT?