Paul Keres’ winning 5-sec tactics
Below you will find a dozen tactics from the games of the legendary Paul Keres. Some may be straight forward, others not. But all contributed to Keres’ reputation as a fearsome attacker. Good Luck!
Material is even, but this will not save White! How did Keres win quickly?
White had just played his Bishop to a6, stopping Rc8. How did Keres exploit this mistake?
Black had just captured a pawn on c5. White to play and win!
In Keres’ games an attack is often out of the blue! White to play and crush!
Black seems perfectly fine. White to play and crush!
White has a beautiful development and is all set for the attack. White to play and crush!
Material is equal and the game seems as it is just starting. White to play and win!
Ditto the last comment. Black to play and crush!
It is always dangerous to forget to castle against Keres. How does White exploit this?
Keres has sacrificed a pawn for the attack. How does Black win by force?
Beating a former World Champion is never easy. Black to play and win!
A sharp opening and an even sharper middlegame. Black to play and win!