Daily Chess Improvement: Candidates Endgame Tactic!

SusanPolgar

This was a game from round 6 between Alekseenko, Kirill - Giri, Anish at the Candidates Tournament

White to move. How should white proceed?

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KarthikM
KarthikM
  1. Nh1+ draws.

  2. .. Kxh4 2. Kf4 Nd5+ 3. Kxf5 , then Nf2 Ne4 and black's last pawn falls.

if B goes after the WN, W can afford to give it up for the f4 pawn. Black needs g6 for his N to stop the h pawn from queening.


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