Larsen-Miles, Bled/Portoroz 1979
White to play and win
Then he hits me with this one, and I start laughing:
Shirov-Dominguez, Corus 2010
Now I know that my client is not reading this blog, as I've previously posted on this combination, though admittedly I never got around to discussing this amazing position.
Oh, what the heck! Find White's only drawing move (which even gives White winning chances if Black blunders!):
I even show my client why 29.Qh5 would have lost (essential to closing any business deal!).
Now I really begin to wonder where my friend (an enthusiastic amateur whose initial rating would probably be below 1200) is getting this cool stuff. So he shows me the following app:
Aha! Very cool! We can all learn from our clients....
At 10:30 I give my client a ride from Oprah-ville to City Hall & tell him the story of the aborted Shirov-Kasparov match and how Kramnik became world champion. Somehow this is harder to explain than the combinations....