Moves we would all like to play (Part 2)

You have probably seen this one before, but it bears repeating.,..and repeating…and repeating…!

White to play and win

Genrikh Kasparyan, 4th Prize, Shakhmaty v SSSR 1935

1. Ne8 Kg6 2.h5+! Rxh5 3.f5+! Rxf5 4.g4 Re5 5.Bf5+!! Rxf5 6.Ng7! and mate next move.

Be honest, now – which of us wouldn’t sell our soul to the Devil for the chance to bring off that finish, against our arch-enemy, preferably in the crucial game of a big match? And what is most astonishing is that this study only got fourth prize!!

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