Viktor Korchnoi vs. Lev Polugaevsky

This chess puzzle is from Viktor Korchnoi vs Lev Polugaevsky, Tbilisi, 1956.

White to move and mate in 3.

Roll over to see the solution: 1.Rxg6 fxg6 2.Qxg6+Kh8 3.Qh7#

FEN: 3r1rk1/2qP1p2/p2R2pp/6b1/6P1/2pQR2P/P1B2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0

About the players

Viktor KorchnoiViktor Korchnoi (1931-2016) Grand Master (1956-2016) and International Master (1954-1956). Peak rating 2695. Defected from USSR to the Netherlands in 1976.

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3 Responses

  1. Brandon
    Brandon at

    R-d6, g6.
    Q-d3,g6
    Q-g6,h7

    Reply
  2. Meet Doshi
    Meet Doshi at

    1. Rd6xg6 f7xg6
    2. Qd3xg6 Kg8-h8
    3. Qg6-h7

    Reply
  3. Carlos
    Carlos at

    Rd6xg6+ Kg8-h8
    Rg6xh6+ Bg5xh6
    Qd3-h7#

    Reply
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