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.
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1. f5+ exf5 2. Qxh6+ gxh6 3. Rag8#
R6R/1r3pp1/4p1kp/3pP3/1r2qPP1/7P/1P1Q3K/8 w - - 1 0
About the playersAlexander Kotov (1913-1981) was a well-known Soviet author on chess and a chess master. He won, among other titles, the title of Chess Champion of the Soviet Union.
Ossip Bernstein (1887-1962) was a Russian-French chess grandmaster and financial lawyer. In 1950 he was awarded the International Master title.