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A tactic a day keeps the losses at bay!
How did White follow up on 25.Ne4 Nc7?
Smyslov,Vassily – Fuller,Maxwell
Hastings 68-69 (5), 1968
King’s Indian Defense [E61]
1.Nf3 g6 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 d6 7.e3 Nbd7 8.Be2 e5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.0-0 c6 11.b4 a5 12.a3 axb4 13.axb4 Rxa1 14.Qxa1 g5 15.Bg3 Nh5 16.Nd2 Nxg3 17.hxg3 Nb6 18.Rd1 Be6 19.Nce4 Qc7 20.Nc5 Ra8 21.Nxe6 Qe7 22.Qb1 Qxe6 23.c5 Nd5 24.Bc4 Qg4 25.Ne4 Nc7
26.Nf6+!! Bxf6 27.Qg6+! Bg7 28.Qxf7+ Kh8 [28…Kh7 29.Rd7! Ne8 30.Be6! and Black must give up the queen to stop checkmate beginning with Bf5+.] 29.Rd7! 1-0 [It is hopeless after 29…Qxd7 30.Qxd7 Nd5 31.Qxb7.]
Rick Visser says
To me, this is what chess is all about! Beyond the hyperbolic verbiage valorizing aggression and ego, we come upon these remarkable moments of pure aesthetic beauty. If the “enemy” harbors a generous spirit, he would unhesitatingly reach his hand across the board and offer a smiling salute.