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The Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - GAMES - By Leonard Bar­den

Eti­enne Bacrot v Radek Kalod, Euro­pean club cup . Elite grand­mas­ters en­joy po­si­tions like to­day's puz­zle when tak­ing on lesser lights. France's num­ber one Bacrot has two bish­ops against two knights on an open board, while the black army is mostly squashed on the back rows. Only Black's queen is ac­tive, so that Bacrot ap­par­ently has to deal with the threat Qxe+ pot­ting a few pawns. The out­come was a sur­prise as Bacrot made a threat of his own, then dex­ter­ously ma­noeu­vred his king to es­cape the checks and force Kalod's res­ig­na­tion. With these clues, can you work out the fin­ish?

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