Daily Chess Improvement: Practical Tactic!

This was an actual game between GM Howell and GM Timman in round 8 at 2017 Isle of Man.

White to move. How should white proceed?

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Puzzle for Alena - 1k1n1N2/3PbPpp/pK2PPB1/7p/2pP4/8/ppp2n2/7Q w – – 0 1 White to move and win.

mesilah
mesilah
  1. Nxe5 threatening 2. Qg7 mate. Black has to take the knight, or block the mate with f7-f6, thereby losing his rook on c8
mesilah
mesilah
  1. Nxe5

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