Tuesday’s chess tactic;solution

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First prize at the Magyar (Hungarian) Sakkvildg, 1934.  Study by Leonid Kubbel. Readers might remember that Leonid was one of the dozens of great chess players/composers/theorists who perished (in Leningrad/St.Petersburg) at the hands of an out of control Europe in the mid-20th century…

HOW DOES WHITE WIN?

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SOLUTION

1.Ne4! (Defending the f2-pawn and threatening to Queen. 1…Qf3

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2.f8(Q)! QxQ  3.Nf6!!

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The key!  If 3…KxP then 4.Nd7+ is an easy technical win. The continuation given by the author of this study is 3…PxN 4.f4! and mate next move.  BRILLIANT!

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