This position is from the game Torres-Alekhine played in Sevilla, Spain, in 1922. White has just played 28.Nxd4. Can you spot Black’s magic move for a win? Check your answer with the Chess King applet in the extended post.


Torres – Alekhine Alexander A (RUS)

Result: 0-1
Site: Sevilla (Spain)
Date: 1922
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O d6 6.¥xc6+Better is6.c3) ( Better is6.£e2 Alekhin) 6…bxc6 7.d4 ¤xe4 8.¦e1 f5 9.dxe5 d5 10.¤d4 (10.¤c3²) (10.¤d4²) 10…¥c5 11.c3 O-O 12.f4? (12.f3 ¤g5 13.¢h1²) 12…£e8 13.¥e3 ¥b6 14.¤d2 ¥b7 15.¤2f3 ¦d8 16.£c2 c5 17.¤b3 c4! 18.¤bd4 (18.¥xb6? cxb3) 18…c5 19.¤e2 £c6 20.¦ad1 h6 21.¦f1 ¢h8 22.¢h1 £g6 23.¤eg1 £h5 24.¤h3 d4! 25.cxd4 cxd4 26.¥xd4 ¥xd4 27.¦xd4 ¦xd4 28.¤xd4 £xh3 29.gxh3 ¤f2+ 30.¢g1 ¤xh3#