Viktor Korchnoi vs. Peterson

Chess puzzle form a simul, Viktor Korchnoi vs. Peterson, Kiev, 1964.

White to move and win in 4.

FEN: r2r1n2/pp2bk2/2p1p2p/3q4/3PN1QP/2P3R1/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1

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1. Qg7+ Ke8 2. Qxe7+ Kxe7 3. Rg7+ Ke8 4. Nf6#

About the players

Viktor KorchnoiViktor Korchnoi (1931-2016) was a Soviet chess Grandmaster and writer. He was a very strong player but never achieved the status of World Champion, losing to Karpov. He was USSR Chess Campion 4 times.

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    Batch at

    I still cant get it my mind that you can sacrifice the queen and win. But I am learning. For the last three equations have been just that. My ability not to see it or refuse to see it. That is eye opening to me. So thank you for your training.


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    vamsi krishna at

    it was a good puzzle

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    MeowMeow at

    I can’t do this?! Why?

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    chayan agrawal at

    1. Qg4-g7 Kf7-e8
    2. Qg7xe7 Ke8xe7
    3. Rg3-g7 Ke7-e8
    4. Ne4-f6

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    emran c saumay at


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