5-sec Tactics à la Kavalek
Part 1: Intermediate Level
The sudden death of grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek earlier this week has saddened the chess world. Fortunately, his games and writings will continue to delight chessplayers for generations to come. To honor Kavalek’s legacy, I start with a presentation of selected tactics from his games. Part 1 will be relatively easy tactical themes – chosen from his games that did not go beyond move 25 , Part 2 and Part 3 will deal with more advanced themes as well as some of his best games. Enjoy and good training!
White’s pieces are in optimum attack position. How should White play to win?
Another beautiful attacking finish! White to play and CRUSH!
Sjopje (ol) 1972
How can White win material?
White has a completely dominating central position. How can he exploit this?
Black has no development! White to play and CRUSH!
Everything looks fine in Black’s position. Except for one detail. White to play and win!
Estes Park 1986
White to play and CRUSH!
Another beautiful piece configuration by Kavalek. How can he exploit this?
How should Black play?
A little extra…