Friday winning 5-second tactics
Winning 5-sec tactics!
As in the martial arts, victory in tactical chess skirmishes sees cunning, agility and position often overcome mere brute force. Today’s tactical training all come from tournaments currently in progress, or just recently completed. You can download the pgn HERE. Good luck!
im Pultinevicius,P – fm Shubin,K Panevezys 3.7.2017
Position after 25 moves
White has an obvious advantage. You can see that just by comparing the relative positions of the Kings. Never the less, the finish is very elegant and does justice to both players.
Deflecting the Black Queen. The Rook must be taken as 26…Qd7 would go off immediately to 27.RxB-ch!
This seems to be game over immediately! Black will lose his Bishop…
Surprise! Surprise! Black is about to throw in the towel just yet! Now if White takes the Rook he will get mated! Did White overlook this resource?
White now wins material by force. If Black now takes the Queen, White will emerge a Bishop ahead in an ending. Black can now throw in the towel…
The final desperate moves were:
28…Qb5 29.Qa8+ Kd7 30.Rd1+ Ke6 31.Qc8+ Kf6 32.Bc3 Qc4 33.Qc6+ Kf5 34.g4+ Kf4 35.Bxe5+ Kxe5 36.Re1+ Kf4 37.Qc7+ Kxg4 38.Qg3+ Kf5 39.Re5+ 1-0