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Best Chess Moves – Deflection

Find the best chess moves here. The following positions are real game situations and very difficult to solve.

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1) 1.Ba6! BxB 2.NxN Qe8 3.NxB+ QxN 4.Qh4 Kg7 5.Bh6+ and wins.
Klaman-Smyslov, Leningrad, 1947
2) 1.Qxg5! hxQ 2.RxR Rf7 3.R1h7+ Kf6 4.Rh6+ Kg7 5.a4!! Zugzwang Qd7 6.f6+ Rxf 7.R6h7+ Kg6 8.Rxd7 and wins. Benko-Weinberger, USA, 1965
3) 1.Nxb6! cxb 2.Qxa6! RxQ 3.RxR+ Kf7 4.R1c7 Qe7 5.Rxe7 and wins.
Charousek-Chigorin, Budapest, 1896
4) 1…Rxa 2.QxR Qxe4+ 3.Bd3 QxR+ and wins.
Ivanovich-Rikman, Correspondence game, 1977
5) 1.Qh8+ Kf7 2.Bxg6+! Qxg6 3.Rh7+ Ke6 4.Rh6 Rf6 5.Rxg6 Rxg6 6.Qe8+! Kf5 7.Qxd7+ and wins.
Ragozin-Kotov, Moskow, 1951
6) 1…BxB 2.QxB Ne3! double attack 3.fxN Bxe+ 4.Kh1 Bxg Black wins.
Kapengut-Kupreichik, Sowjetunion, 1976
7) 1.dxc bxc 2.Nd5! cxd 3.Bxd5+ and wins.
McKay-Wicker, Great Britain, 1983
8) 1.Nxe+ fxN 2.BxB Rc1 pinning 3.Qh5+! Ke6 4.Qxf3 BxQ 5.RxR and wins.
Dieks-Lindblom, Groningen, 1974

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