Chess Visualization Course Book2: Kingside Sacrifices and by Ian Anderson

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54. White has an extra attacker on f7. Visualize the position after the moves 25 Nxf7 Bxf71 26 Rxf7 Rxf72 27 Qxf7+ Kh8. How does White win here? Kh7 with either 27 Nf7+ Kg8 Qh8, mate or 27 Ng4+/Ng8+ Kxg8 28 Rxf8, mate. Rfe8 loses to 27 Rd7, threatening 28 Qf7+. This is too ambitious. Nxd6, taking the pressure off of f7. 2 Hint: White can add another attacker to f7.  9 ply       C34   9 ply       C54  55.

The count on f7 is 1-2, but White can add another attacker and drive Black’s King away from f7. Visualize the position after the moves 17 exf51 exf52 18 Qa2+ Kh83 19 Nf7+ Rxf7 20 Qxf7. What is the material balance? 1 This opens up the a2-g8 diagonal for White. Nf8 18 fxe6. Kf8 allows 19 Nxh7, mate. VISUALIZATION EXERCISES  7 ply       B06  46. White weakens e8, then adds an extra attacker on f7.

Kh3 17 Bf5, mate; b) 16... Kh3 18 Bf5, mate) 18 Qf7+ g6 19 Qxg6, mate           100 [VX-80]. Kd6 33 Qe5, mate; b) 32... Kd8 33 Qg8+ Bf8 34 Qxf8, mate; or c) 32…Ke8 33 Qg6+ and now: c1) 33... Kd8 34 Qg8+ Bf8 35 Qxf8, mate or c2) 33…Kf8 34 Bg7+ Kg8 35 Bxh6+ Kh8 36 Qg7, mate.           103 [VX-73].

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