Moves we would all like to play (Part 8)

Henri Rinck, 2nd Pr. Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snallposten 1911

White to play and win

White’s chances obviously lie with the e-pawn, but 1.exd7?, planning 1…Nxd7? 2.Bf5+, is defeated by the zwischenzug 1…Kg4+.

1.e7! Kg4+ 2.Kg2 Re6

3.Re2!!  The point is to decoy the BR over the critical square e4.

3…Rxe2 4.Be4!

And this is why. The bishop now shuts off the BR’s guard along the e-file, forcing him to capture on e4.

4…Rxe4 5.f3+ and the pawn queens.

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