SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Practice makes perfect! Try your hand at these examples from the just recently completed tournament in San Cristobal, Venezuela as well as Baku. I will post more as the day progresses! Solutions later this evening….GOOD LUCK!
From the tournament in San Cristobal, Venezuela. Position after 16 moves. How does White get a decisive advantage?
Also from the San Cristobal tournament! Position after White’s 21st move (21.Rhd1)
HOW DOES BLACK GET A CLEAR ADVANTAGE?
San Cristobal. Position after 23 moves. WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!4.fm MEDINA,J
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San Cristobal. Position after 19 moves. Black threatens mate in one move! WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
From the Baku International Open. Position after White’s 21st move (21.Nf1). White seems to have everything under control on the Kingside, where Black has not been hiding his ambitions.
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
From the Baku tournament. Position after 17 moves. Material is even but White has the initiative. The last move of Black was 17…b6, trying to undermine the Knight on d6. In principle, a good idea. But in sharp positions like above can Black not play better?
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!