Ossip Bernstein vs. Alexander Kotov

Ossip Bernstein vs. Alexander Kotov, Groningen (Holland), 1946. This endgame illustrated as an online puzzle will show you how the anticipation combined with audacious sacrifices could result in a victory. White moves and wins in 3.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. f5+ exf5 2. Qxh6+ gxh6 3. Rag8#

FEN: R6R/1r3pp1/4p1kp/3pP3/1r2qPP1/7P/1P1Q3K/8 w - - 1 0

About the players

Alexander KotovAlexander Kotov (1913-1981) was a well known Soviet writer on chess subjects and a chess master. He won one the title of Soviet Union chess championship.

Ossip BernsteinOssip Bernstein (1887-1962) was a Russian-French chess grandmaster and financial  lawyer. In 1950 he was awarded with International master title.

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    nouri at

    1. f4-f5+ e6xf5
    2. Qd2xh6+ g7xh6
    3. Ra8-g8#

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