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A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
How should White respond to 19…a3?
Menchik,Vera – Thomas,George Alan
London (4), 1932
King’s Indian Samisch [E85]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 b6 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.d5 Ne7 10.g4 Nd7 11.Rg1 a5 12.0-0-0 Nc5 13.Ng3 Bd7 14.h4 a4 15.h5 Qb8 16.Bh6 Qa7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Nf5+ Nxf5 19.gxf5 a3
20.f6+!! [And it is mate in nine at most.] 20…Kh8 [20…Kg8 21.Qh6 axb2+ (21…Ne6 22.dxe6 axb2+ 23.Kd2 b1N+ and mate in two.) 22.Kb1 and mate soon follows; 20…Kxf6 21.Qg5+ Kg7 22.h6+ Kg8 (22…Kh8 23.Qf6+ Kg8 24.Qg7#) 23.Qf6 and mate soon follows.] 21.Qh6 axb2+ [21…Rg8 22.hxg6 and mate in six at most.] 22.Kb1 Rg8 23.hxg6 fxg6 24.Qxh7+!! 1-0 [24…Kxh7 25.Rh1+ Bh3 26.Rxh3#]