A Fine Combination II
In 1950 Mark Taimanov had just earned the newly created IM title. The same year he and his wife performed a series of concerts across the USSR. His future chess success is retroactively evident in his insight into the position below.
This combination, and analysis, came from Irving Chernev's Combinations: The Heart of Chess.
White to move
White's winning move is the improbable Ng6
Black has resources against immediate serious material loss
Black's other variation from this defense leads to