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Morning chess puzzle

The following position occured in my game against GM Francisco Vallejo Pons played in a rapid event in Zaragoza. We were both leading the tournament after 7 rounds and I could have scored a major upset if I had found the right sequence here:

Castellanos-VallejoWhite to play and win

A picture of that game, taken just a couple moves before arriving to the diagrammed position:

IMG_34554951108461Castellanos,R – Vallejo,F
Zaragoza 2013

Solution: 34.Rc7+! Kh6 35.Rg1 [This is the move I didn’t see] Rf5 only move 36.Qd7 white wins


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