Daily Chess Improvement: World Champion's Chess Tactic!

This was an actual chess game between Kramnik and GM Aleksandrov

In this chess position, it is white to move. How should white proceed?

Kramnik v Aleksandrov

Batumi Chess Olympiad - Round 8

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Nxd5!! - key move for Vladimir Kramnik’s win.
Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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1.Nd5 cd5 (what else?) 2.Rb6+ Kd7 3.Bf1 and the only play I see for black is Kd8, but white still can play Bb5: 3..........Kd8 4.Bb5 Re6 5.Rb7! and the rook at e8 can't go anywhere because of the threat of Rd7+ followed by mate.

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