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Daily puzzle: my pick of wonderful moves from 2016

January 9, 2017
I am starting the New Year with a fairly random selection of moves seen during 2016: skewed to the last few months, since I only thought of making such a selection in December, and then had to try to recall some of my favourite moments.
White to play
volokitin1
Volokitin v Fridman, Baku Olympiad 4/9/16
 

Solution

1 Rc6!!

The move doesn’t win- my engine says the position is equal after this, but it commences unfathomable complications. I watched the game live: earlier, I had wondered how Andrei would get sufficient compensation for the loss of his e5 pawn, but he applied pressure perfectly.
For the game continuation, see my Cloud Database.  Or, look at my previous posting for my commentary- I blogged about the game when it occurred.

FEN

2r1kb1r/5ppp/p1p1p1b1/4q3/B7/4n3/PP2NPPP/2RQ1RK1 w k – 0 17

ChessBase Cloud
 
The game can be found here:
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