Cristina Iosif vs. Almira Skripchenko

This position occurred in Cristina Iosif vs Almira Skripchenko, Romania, 1992.

Black to move and mate in 2.

FEN: 4r1k1/pQ3pp1/7p/4q3/4r3/P7/1P2nPPP/2BR1R1K b - - 0 1

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1... Qxh2+ 2. Kxh2 Rh4#

About the players

Cristina Iosif (1968-) is a Romanian International Chess Master witha peak rating of 2240.
Almira SkripchenkoAlmira Skripchenko (1976-) is a Moldovan-French International Master and Woman Grandmaster chess player.  She was France's Women Chess Champion for 6 times. Her peak rating is 2501.

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    Fareez at

    1. Qxg1+ Kxg1
    2. Rg4#

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    Fareez at

    Made a mistake. Actually… 1. Qxh2+ Kxh2 2. Rh4#

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    Mitus at
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    John Tsamis at

    A spectacular Q sac!

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    josh at

    2. Kh1xh2 Re4-h4#

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