SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
You have experienced it yourself! You look at some dancer and ask yourself how he/she could make some complicated movement look so simple. So elegant and effortless! But it never is so simple…there is always a lot of dedicated practice behind it. Years of training.
So it is in chess. Always respect the simple tactics: they are the bread and butter of chess mastery. Here are 3 examples from grandmaster chess. Consider each carefully before venturing your suggestions. Good luck!
From the game Savon vs Spassky, Yerevan 1962.
WHITE PLAYED 24.Nh6ch, THOUGHT A WHILE AND THEN RESIGNED! WHY?
WHAT HAD HE OVERLOOKED WHEN HE PLAYED HIS 24TH MOVE?
Black had just played 23…Qxc4? (from the game Graf vs Orlov St.Petersburg 1995)
WHAT MOVE DID WHITE PLAY THAT CONVINCED BLACK TO RESIGN?
From the game KORCHNOI vs D.GUREVICH , Pasadena 1983. Black had just played 14…Qe4, attacking the Rook on b1.
What did Korchnoi play?