Sunday’s winning 5-second tactics
Sunday’s Winning 5-sec Tactics
The 12 examples of tactics that follow below are all taken from the World Junior Championship taking place in Turkey as I write. Some are easy, some are less so. What is important is to try your best and correctly solve as many as you can. Good Luck! (Pgn at the end, or you can simply use the interactive boards)
wfm Cramling,B – wim Caxita,E World Junior 6.9.2018
Chess royalty! Pia Cramling’s and Juan Bellon’s daughter. White has a passed pawn and an active Rook on g4. White to play and crush!
Celik,E – Zairbek,K World Junior 8.9.2018
Cut and thrust game! Fortunately for the Black side, it is his move. Remember that often victory (or defeat) is only one small move away. Black to play and win!
Urh,Z – Kocyigit,B World Junior 8.9.2018
The game has just got started and already Black has played an imprecision and is in trouble. By what trick in the position can White get a large advantage?
Malatsilava – Diakonova World Junior 8.9.2018
Cut and thrust! Both sides play for attack, but here it is clear that White threatens mate in one move. But it is Black’s move. Black to play and crush!
Ozgur,T – Miciano,J World Junior 5.9.2018
I like this one!. It is always pleasant to witness a pretty finish. Black to play and force mate!
im Krishna,T – im Jarmula,L World Junior 6.9.2018
White is hoping that Black will capture on f2, when Rd8 wins on the spot. Black to play and win!
im Baenziger,F – fm Piyumantha World Junior 7.9.2018
A crazy game right from the beginning. Neither player cared about his pawns, but now Black is about to pay the price because his King is open. White to play and win!
gm Hakobyan – im Gavrilescu World Junior 7.9.2018
Black had just doubled Rooks planning, should White take on f6,to capture the piece on e3 with material parity. What did Black overlook?
fm Arcuti,D – gm Bellahcene,B World Junior 6.9.2018
White has not played the opening very well and Black has developed a strong initiative. Black to play and get a winning attack!
fm Philippe,G – De Block,Y World Junior 8.9.2018
White has a strong initiative on the Kingside but Black seems to be hanging on. White to play and crush!
cm Gulden,E – fm Macovei,A World Junior 5.9.2018Black has just played Ng8 to defend against any phantom checks on h6, but removes an important piece from the centre. How can White punish Black for this?
cm Zrikem,N – im Huber, M World Junior 6.9.2018The game looks rather balanced, but there is a shot that just destroys Black in a few short moves. Do you see it?