Paul Keres vs. Arturo Pomar Salamanca
A nice endgame between Estonian Paul Keres and Spanish chess player Arturo Pomar Salamanca. With a sacrifice, Paul Keres gained a strong strategical position and won in four. This happened in Madrid tournament, 1943.
7R/r1p1q1pp/3k4/1p1n1Q2/3N4/8/1PP2PPP/2B3K1 w - - 1 0
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1. Rd8+ Qxd8 2. Qe6+ Kc5 3. Nb3+ Kb4 4. Qe4#
About the playersPaul Keres (1916-1975) was an Estonian chess writer and chess grandmaster, one of the strongest chess player between 1930 and 1960. He never won the title of World Chess Champion but due to his achievements he was nicknamed "Paul the Second" or "The Eternal Second".
Arturo Pomar Salamanca (1931-2016) was a Spanish chess player, the first one to be awarded with the title of grandmaster. He was national champion 7 times. Hailed as chess prodigy he was a disciple of World Champion Alexander Alekhine.