SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
POSITION AFTER BLACK’S 16th MOVE (16…Qc6)
Black threatens to capture the Knight on e4. 17.Rhd1 looks strong, but isn’t (!): 17…Nd7! and Black can successfully defend. Nor does 17.Nbd2 promise more than just a slight edge. And then there is 17.Qd1 (?!) which again is answered by 17…Nd7!
HOW DOES WHITE DELIVER THE KNOCK-OUT BLOW?
Remember: you have just 5-seconds to solve this!
Tiger says: Don’t cheat!
17. Na5!! QxN (it is too late to retreat) 18. Rd8-ch!! wins in every line. Black either loses his Queen or gets mated.