Monday’s winning 5-second tactics
“The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.”
― Barry Werner
im Sielecki, Christof
Stremavicius, Titas (2375)
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.20 Position before Black’s 17th move. Looks like a normal King’s Indian-reversed middlegame, but there is one small detail (White’s Bishop on a3) that provides Black with a tactical opportunity to win decisive material.
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
gm Najer, Evgeny
gm Sasikiran, Krishnan
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.20 Position after 28 moves of play. Black had just played 28…Nd3, attacking the Queen and also threatening a decisive check on f2 (That is, if now 29.Qa2 Nf2+ 30.Kg2 Rxh2+ with a winning attack)
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.20 Stremavicius, Titas–Sielecki, Christof: 17…Bxf3! 18.Bxf3 Ncd4! Decisive 19.cxd4 Nxd4 20.Qc3 Nxf3+ 21.Kg2 Nxe1+ 22.Qxe1 e4 0-1
30th ECC Open Bilbao 2014.9.20 Sasikiran, Krishnan–Najer, Evgeniy: 29.e7!! 1-0 Black can not take the Queen because of 30.Bd5+; and if 29…Nf2+ 30.QxN! QxQ 31.Bd5+ etc. Useless would be 29…Rb8 30.Qa2+Kh8 31.Rg2 and Black has no good reason to continue to play on here.