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[FEN “2r2nk1/1r6/p3R2p/Pqp1Ppp1/1PR5/2B4P/4QPP1/6K1 w – – 0 35”]
How should White follow up on 35.Rxh6 cxb4?
Anic,Darko (2445) – Degraeve,Jean Marc (2540)
FRA-ch Narbonne (7), 22.08.1997
Slav Defense [D12]
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c6 3.e3 Bf5 4.c4 e6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bd3 Bxd3 7.Qxd3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Be7 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Qxe4 0-0 12.Bd2 Qb6 13.b4 Qa6 14.Qc2 b5 15.a4 bxc4 16.Rfc1 Rac8 17.a5 Bd6 18.Qxc4 Qb7 19.Rab1 a6 20.Qd3 Qb5 21.Rc4 Qd5 22.Qc2 Rc7 23.Rc1 Rfc8 24.Qd1 h6 25.Qe2 Rb7 26.Qd1 g5 27.h3 f5 28.Qe2 Nf8 29.Ne5 Bxe5 30.dxe5 Nd7 31.Bc3 c5 32.Rd1 Qc6 33.Rd6 Qb5 34.Rxe6 Nf8 35.Rxh6 cxb4
36.Qh5 Now it is mate in six at most. 36…Qxc4 But this brings it to mate in three. 37.Rh8+ Kg7 38.e6+ 1-0 Black resigned because of 38…dxc3 39.Qh6#.