Daily Rome Shot 648 and another “Emeritus”

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Meanwhile,… black to move and mate.

NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

Meanwhile,… another Emeritus!  It’s the last Round of Tata Steel and a couple of these games are really tense.  Giri v Rapport is

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  1. Neal says:

    1. …Nh3+
    2. gxh3 Qxf4+
    3. Kh1 Qxf3+
    4. Kh2 Qxd1+
    5. Kg2 etc.

  2. Black is down material but Black to play and win.

    1. … Nh3+
    2. gxh3 Qxf2+
    3. Kh1 Qf3+
    4. Kg1 Qxd1+
    5. Kg2 Qf3+ (if 6. Qg2 then Qxd1 7. Qg1 Rf1 or 7. … Qd5+ 8. Qg2 Rf1#)
    6. Kg1 Qf1#

    And… elegant…

    1. … Nh3+
    2. Kh1 Nxf2+
    3. Kg1 Nxd1+
    4. Kh1 Nh3+
    5. Kh1 Qg1+
    6. Rxg1 Nf2#! (smothered)

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