“I can’t see you saving this game,” said the player with Black. “I’m a rook up already,
and I’m going to get a second queen for good measure.”
“You’re celebrating your victory too soon,” came the unexpected retort. “I’m the one who’s going to save the game, and you definitely won’t manage to.”
Indeed White won by spectacular means.*
White to play and win
*The example given here is taken from Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis soon to be published in English.
When our columnist saw the position he assumed that it arose in a game over the board.
Now it turns out that it is a composition. The author was a German chess master and happened to be the brother of Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Second World Champion-Ed.