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Which is the best move for White in this position?

The best move is 1. Rc8+. Then either 1. … Kxb7 2. Rxd8, or 1. … Rxc8 2. Qxa7 Kxa7 3. bxc8 = N+, and Black loses both the Rook and the Queen.

Emanuel Lasker (1868 – 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years (from 1894 to 1921). In his prime, Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever.

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