SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
There is a bit of the artiste in each of us chess players!
Below are some tactical exercises for my readers to enjoy. Being able to solve such problems without recourse to moving the pieces or using a chess engine is a large part of our tradecraft. Practice makes perfect!
I will be adding more examples as the day progresses…Good luck! Solutions later today.
From the 2012 Belgrade Trophy that just recently finished. A first glance reveals a relative simplicity of the position, but upon longer reflection one can not but notice the lack of harmony in White’s forces.
BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!
Belgrade. Ofcourse, Black must be winning somewhere! But show your class and elegance!
WHAT IS THE MOST CRUSHING CONTINUATION FOR BLACK?
28…Bd6! now 29.g3 is out of the question 29.Qh1 forced 29…Reg3!!
Now if 30.BxR BxB! with a picturesque position!
White can do nothing about a diagonal Queen check!
INSTEAD, White chose to die a more common death:
30.Re1 Rxg2-ch 31.Kf1 and now 31…Qd3 mates