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How should White follow up on 24.Rxe4 Kg5?
Tolush,Alexander – Furman,Semen
URS-ch24 Moscow (9), 1957
Tarrasch Defense [D32]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.e4 dxe4 6.d5 f5 7.Bf4 Bd6 8.Bb5+ Kf7 9.Nh3 Nf6 10.Bc4 a6 11.a4 Re8 12.Qd2 Qe7 13.a5 Nbd7 14.Ng5+ Kg6 15.Ne6 h6 16.g4 fxg4 17.0-0-0 Ne5 18.Bxe5 Bxe5 19.Nxe4 Nxe4 20.Qc2 Qf6 21.Rhe1 Bxb2+ 22.Kb1 Bxe6 23.dxe6 Bd4 24.Rxe4 Kg5
25.Rxg4+ Now it is mate in eight at most. 25…Kxg4 But this brings it to mate in five. 26.Qe4+ 1-0 Black resigned because of 26…Qf4 27.Rg1 Kh5 28.Be2+ with mate to follow.
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