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    Attempting some un-machine aided analysis

    Ok, Michael. Some un-PC software assisted analysis.
    (a)Try 1 Na5 Qxh1+ 2 Kd2 Qd5! and Black wins. (Na5 can only work if b7 is undefended. So point taken)

    (b) Try 1 Nd6 Qxh1+ 2 Kd2 Qd5 3 N (say d) x f7+ Bxf7 4 Nxf7+ Kc8 and I think the best white has is a draw by perpetual check. If 5 Rc1 than one of the N's goes to c6 and Black wins.

    (c) Try 1 Rc1 Qxh1+ 2 Kd2 Qd5 and again no killer.

    So for now I am stumped. Looks like a different first move, or I am missing something in the Nd6 line. Need to look at it in daytime....(This is why Baron is an FM and Adamski is a patzer.)

    The puzzle is reminiscent of one of Paul Morphy's games (maybe v Duke of Brunswick) where he sac'ed 2 R's. James P. was Morphy white here?
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    Sorry for the Nd6 answer, I should have said Nb6 as this leads to a quickish win if black decides to be a ravenous glutton and pick off the two rooks.

    1.nb6 qxh1+ 2.kd2 qxa1 3.nxf7+ bxf7 4.bc7+ kxc7 5. qe5+ kxb6 6.qc5+ ka5 7.b4# And its all good in da hood !!
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    Its Cohn vs Chiszar 1944 which oddly I can't find in any sources other than How to Become A Deadly Chess Tactician
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    White plays Na4 and offers a draw. What combination is available to black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Peirce View Post
    White plays Na4 and offers a draw. What combination is available to black?

    8-pR4pk-1b2p3-2p3p1-2p5-2N4P-PP1r2P1-6K1.png
    This is a famous position that occured between not so famous players in Spain in the 1930's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    This is a famous position that occured between not so famous players in Spain in the 1930's.
    There's quite a lot of discussion of the history of it on Tim Krabbe's site. Caruana won a vaguely similar position not long ago.

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